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House prices are falling, but this isn’t good news for first-home buyers

By · July 27th, 2018

George Kopelis takes a closer look at a housing market which is not as accessible as the headlines suggest.

From student to tutor: The VCE tutor marketplace

By · May 2nd, 2018

They’ve topped the VCE and now they’re competing to be the top tutors. Jasmine Nguyen examines how millennial former-students-turned-educators are changing the dynamics of the VCE private tutoring market.

The deficit behind Australia’s ‘democratic deficit’

By · April 19th, 2018

In an age of rising populism around the world due to political disengagement often we assume that our democratic system is flawed. Dan Crowley discusses voter dissatisfaction and the merits of Australian democracy.

The rise of aquaculture in Australia

By · April 14th, 2018

Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry with the power to revolutionise the way humans obtain their seafood. Liam Zippel explores the benefits of this industry in Australia.


Going global: Why exporting services is key to Australia’s long-term growth

By · March 22nd, 2018

Lemia Bickalo discusses why exporting services is the key to Australia’s new road to prosperity.

The economics behind the ‘living wage’ debate

By · March 19th, 2018

Australia has joined the global political trend towards greater wage regulation, with a recent campaign from the ACTU calling for a ‘living wage’. However, examining the predicted effects of such a change would reveal it to be based on misguided beliefs. Conor Yung explains.

China is headed for breaking point – unless its institutions can change

By · October 20th, 2017

Nick Henderson considers the impact of China’s political institutions on its future, and argues that Chinese growth in its current form is unsustainable.

#ESSADebate – Should Section 44 be amended?

By · August 11th, 2017

The dual citizenship clause in the Australian Constitution has plunged Parliament into chaos recently, with the resignation of two Greens senators and the eligibility of many other MPs being brought into question. Kyneton Morris and Julia Pham go head to head in an #ESSADebate over whether Section 44(i) protects or hinders our democracy. Have a read and then vote for your favourite in our poll below, to crown the winner once and for all!


‘Australian Made’ won’t make us great again

By · August 9th, 2017

Nick Henderson examines the country of origin food labelling rules currently being phased in across Australia. Will promoting ‘Australian made’ really make us better off?

National Press Club Address: Women in Economics 2017 Federal Budget Reflections

By · July 19th, 2017

Danielle Wood, the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network, shares her reflections on the 2017 Federal Budget to the National Press Club.

The Economic Benefits of Marriage Equality

By · May 8th, 2017

It seems that it makes good economic sense to support marriage equality. Jasmine Nguyen discusses its positive impacts on the Australian economy.

Saving the Murray, one incentive at a time

By · May 6th, 2017

In the Murray-Darling Basin, water is valued as both a vital commodity and an ecological necessity. Market-based approaches towards water management have struggled to balance these competing demands, writes Eddie Go.


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