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The boy who cried wolf

By · April 6th, 2014

By mapping out the mechanics of a classic story using game theory, David Huang examines the idea of reputation, its importance and associated strategies.

The economics of the tourist rip-off

By · March 30th, 2014

Olivia Robins uses game theory to explain how one small Belgian café’s costs have been changed by globalisation.

The dynamic force of internet piracy

By · March 29th, 2014

The free access to film and television is slowly becoming the social norm. Annie Cao uncovers the game-changing effects of internet piracy that have changed the landscape of the industry.

Markets and morality

By · March 20th, 2014

First the free market. Then Enron. Then the GFC. Is the market inherently immoral?


Banking on luck: are prize-linked bank accounts the perfect product for non-savers?

By · March 19th, 2014

Philip O’Riordan examines the economic rationale behind prize-linked savings accounts.

Is the Co-op Bookshop providing value for its members?

By · March 17th, 2014

Monopolies so often get away with price gouging their customers. Examples are all around us and one particular instance seems to go beyond simply prices. Lachlan Walden investigates.

For first year university students studying commerce

By · March 12th, 2014

Dr Mike Pottenger explains the utility of the skills to be learned from the compulsory first-year statistics unit, in the context of a zombie apocalypse.

Should you consider a career in academia?

By · February 28th, 2014

Do you possess an insatiable thirst for knowledge? Mike Pottenger recounts his journey to becoming an academic and shares a few valuable pointers for anyone considering doing the same.


Are economists born or made?

By · February 27th, 2014

Is the economist’s astute (and sometimes uncharitable) nature born or bred? Professor Stephen King explains.

Living Economics Part 1: Stimulus-response on the supply side

By · January 20th, 2014

UNSW researcher Gigi Foster brings to life the seminal ideas of Adam Smith, father of free market economics, in a series of blogs.

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