Pop Eco

The $350 million match

By · May 26th, 2016

You might not have heard of it, but it’s the biggest sporting contest in the world when it comes to its monetary value. Sam O’Connor explains the riches of the Championship play-off final.

Harry Potter and the Economics of Magic

By · May 24th, 2016

The world of Harry Potter is one of fantastical spells, fearsome creatures and powerful witches and wizards. However, Harry and his friends are not immune from the very same economic factors and concepts that also affect us Muggles. Read on to discover the economics behind J.K. Rowling’s magical world.

The human condition: the economy’s worst enemy

By · May 15th, 2016

Economic downturns and market crashes have long been accepted by society as the norm, yet we find ourselves in deeper holes as each financial crisis hits us. Is there a reason? Andrew Wong explains that we are the reason.


By · April 24th, 2016

Tom Crowley joins in the hype ahead of Season 6 of Game of Thrones

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.

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