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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.

Hot Air Rising: The erratic state of affairs within Australian climate change politics

By · May 3rd, 2017

Climate change policy in Australia has fluctuated over the past ten years, perhaps at the behest of continuity required to successfully address the problem. Zecheng Han explores why this is the case.

What’s all this bubble talk about?

By · April 7th, 2017

Plenty of debate has surrounded whether Australia is experiencing a property boom or bubble. Solomon explores some key facts, statistics and policies.


Delayed retirement: a bitter, but necessary pill to swallow

By · March 29th, 2017

Why are young Australians being asked to work longer than originally anticipated? Kyneton Morris explores the necessity behind raising the retirement age.

The Inconvenient truths behind Renewable Energy Sources

By · March 22nd, 2017

Worrying environmental events have incited governments to assume responsibility over emissions and to increase investment in renewable energy. However, the transition to renewables is far but smooth. Siddharth explores.

From rational economics to irrational love? Examining the changing function of marriage

By · March 8th, 2017

Love and economics? ESSA’s Solomon Zhang explores how the ‘L’ word has fundamentally changed the dynamics of modern marriage.

Of death, taxes and silvers spoons: An argument for the inheritance tax’s reinstatement

By · February 10th, 2017

Discussing tax is never popular. Discussing the most unpopular tax? Politically foolhardy. However, with inequality on an upwards trend, it’s time we drop the politics and consider the economic merits of implementing an inheritance tax, writes Solomon Zhang.


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