Economic History

Behavioural economics: a primer

By · March 16th, 2015

The rational man is known well to any classical economist, writes Philip Grossman. But his devilish counterpart, the irrational man, is uncharted territory. Enter behavioural economics.

In defence of models

By · March 11th, 2015

Perhaps not so glamorous as the ones on the runway, economic models often get a bad wrap. Yannis Goutzamanis analyses some well-known and much used models and gives his take.

Revisiting Gross Domestic Product

By · January 14th, 2015

Anisha Kidd asks why such an incomplete measurement of our progress as a people forms the centrepiece of our public sphere.

Inequality from a different Engel

By · December 9th, 2014

Inspired by last semester’s encounter with Engel’s Law, Daniel Tan posits an unsettling conjecture about income inequality and the future of consumption growth

Democracy: as easy as one, two, three

By · October 17th, 2014

Danny Wang uncovers the factors crucial to sustaining successful democracies.

Debunking the paradox of thrift

By · October 15th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers an Austrian take on whether the paradox of thrift and its accompanying Keynesian policies are appropriate.

The Environmental Kuznets Curve: fact or fiction?

By · August 23rd, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis considers the relationship between economic growth and environmental outcomes. Consideration of this relationship requires an examination of the controversial environmental Kuznets curve.

Different approaches to modern freedom: neo-liberalism and neo-republicanism

By · August 5th, 2014

Joey Moloney examines the fundamentals of the most significant ideological contest in the modern era.

What is Austrian economics?

By · July 14th, 2014

Austrian economics: the answer to the call for pluralism?

Rethinking economic freedom

By · July 2nd, 2014

Anisha Kidd considers how much we should really value our economic freedom.

Shadow labour

By · June 16th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers his insight on what shadow labour is and its growing prevalence.

Working hard or hardly working?

By · June 4th, 2014

Is economic interdependence a possibility for the future? Anisha Kidd examines a post-scarcity society.

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