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Mixing economics with water

By · October 22nd, 2018

Economics 101 tells us that competitive markets result in better value for consumers. Ismini Karamesinis, a regulatory analyst at the Essential Services Commission, explores how regulation is tackled in an area where monopolies rule.

The role of blockchain technology in fiscal and monetary policy

By · October 19th, 2018

With blockchain technology gaining more and more traction within the mainstream, Lemia Bickalo explores its potentially important role in transforming economies.

Free-floating contempt

By · October 5th, 2018

With much-needed wit and humour, Nick diagnoses the otherwise very troubling illness that currently plagues public discourse – reductivist economic arguments.

#ScoMo: Unmasking Australia’s 30th Prime Minister – Part 2

By · September 28th, 2018

After dissecting the taxation schemes of the former Treasurer, Jessica Tang continues her evaluation of Scott Morrison’s past policies, with an indication of what we can expect in the future.


#ScoMo: Unmasking Australia’s 30th Prime Minister – Part 1

By · September 27th, 2018

The drama may have ended, but political uncertainty remains untouched as Scott Morrison assumes office as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. In her two-part analysis, Jessica Tang critically examines the public policy of Australia’s former Treasurer.

A game of cartel combat

By · September 19th, 2018

In a corporate landscape seemingly rife with dubious activity and insufficient regulatory reach, the ACCC’s game theory based whistleblower approach to cartels may be an unexpected diamond in the rough. Tingnan Li forgoes a cape but nevertheless investigates this unlikely hero.

Getting the market ready for the NDIS

By · September 12th, 2018

Jasmine Nguyen explains the rationale for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the necessary interventions to get it working as intended.

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.


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