Pop Eco

Free Parking? No Such Thing

By · March 1st, 2016

Edmund Kemsley gives the economic rationale behind Monash University’s unpopular parking system. The verdict? It could be worse.

Learning to Pay – The Hefty Price of Textbooks

By · February 24th, 2016

Its that time of the year when students are reminded of the often exorbitant prices of textbooks. Eddie Go provides the story behind the price tag.

The Economics of Brunch

By · January 10th, 2016

Louise Yun examines the reasons for Melbourne’s exploding ‘brunch’ culture and the future of dining in the city.

Corporate jargon: the woes of a lonely pedant

By · October 9th, 2015

The rise of corporate jargon has set us on the short path to banal uniformity, laments Charlie Lyons Jones

Taylor Swift isn’t your average monopolist: Part 2

By · September 17th, 2015

Has Taylor Swift used her market power in the music industry for good or evil? Justin Liu reveals.

Taylor Swift isn’t your average monopolist: Part 1

By · September 15th, 2015

Justin Liu sets the scene for Taylor Swift’s ascendancy over the music industry.


By · August 25th, 2015

Ever thought about the economics of Commball? Maybe that’s just Olivia and Tom…

Learning to trust strangers

By · August 10th, 2015

Anisha Kidd considers how new technology is helping strangers trust each other – and thus opening up a new world of economic transactions.


By · August 5th, 2015

If a neoliberal created a sporting league, it might look a bit like European soccer, writes Sam O’Connor.

Another kind of dilemma

By · July 29th, 2015

Strategic interaction is not unique to humans. Charlie Mei shows how select species have proved apt at solving some of game theory’s most famous problems.


By · May 28th, 2015

Elijah reflects on three and a half years of economics, and what it has meant to him.

Do you have what it takes to be a YouTube star?

By · May 25th, 2015

Olivia Robins observes YouTubers in their natural habitat, preparing herself for her one shot at making it big.

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