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Economics and pandemics: a relationship past, present and future

By · April 5th, 2020

Lawrence Huynh travels to a time forgotten to unravel the truth behind epidemics, and why they have so much power over humanity.

A Future to Strive For – Australia’s Medical Prowess

By · April 1st, 2020

Charles Huang delves deeper into the driving underlying business structures rooted in our medical facilities.

The economics behind becoming an Instagram influencer

By · March 26th, 2020

Being an Instagram influencer is a legitimate job for many now and has been a game changer for businesses. Gabriel-Chenkov Shaw explores how Instagram has turned the world upside-down.

How does matching theory apply to university admissions?

By · March 24th, 2020

The definition of a market goes beyond the exchange of two tangible goods. Read on, as James Saligari explores matching theory’s relevance for university admissions.


Wasting your ATAR

By · October 5th, 2019

Nick Henderson looks back on past mistakes, and considers how we might better prepare school-leavers for their academic and professional futures

Climate Change: humanity’s biggest externality

By · September 18th, 2019

Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw explores an economically driven solution to climate change: intervention to fundamentally change the incentives of big polluters.

Kidneys and hearts and livers, oh my!

By · September 13th, 2019

Like the Scarecrow needed a brain, the Tinman needed a heart and the Lion needed courage, so too does the Australian healthcare system. Yan Tong He delves into to economics of organ donation.

Applying Nudge Theory to increase health and wellbeing

By · August 21st, 2019

Richard Thaler received a Nobel Prize for his work on Nudge Theory, demonstrating how small prompts can change our behaviour. So how can the nexus of economics and psychology help us lead healthier lives?


The curious case of disappearing ‘likes’

By · August 16th, 2019

Instagram’s unexpected move to trial ‘hidden likes’ begs many questions such as: why might a social media titan seemingly retire one of its most effective tools of success? Tingnan Li attempts to delve past the cacophony to make sense of the surprising move.

Economics students and the selfish stereotype

By · May 21st, 2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most selfish of them all? Could it possibly be economics students? Jessica Tang investigates the roots of this popular stereotype.

Deriving economic insights from Twitter and Spotify

By · May 10th, 2019

How are Twitter and Spotify being used to infer economic decisions? Sarsha Crawley explores how big data about user emotions is leveraged from Twitter and Spotify to predict economic activity and consumer sentiment.

How handbag aficionados are ‘bagging’ a return

By · March 6th, 2019

What if the splurge on a designer handbag offers more than just a fashion statement? With designer handbags often multiplying in resale value, Jessica Tang explores the phenomenon that is handbag investment.


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