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How much will your coffee be tomorrow?

By · May 3rd, 2014

Cordelia Foo predicts the future price trends for your morning coffee.

Myths of the third sector: executive pay

By · April 30th, 2014

Can you make a fortune running a charity? Cynthia Huang examines the intricacies behind non-profit executive remuneration.

A Game of ‘Productivity’

By · April 28th, 2014

In a world divided by vicious factionalism and political ambition, Oliver examines whether the Lannisters’ greatest threat stems from a rapidly deteriorating economy.

Is learning a foreign language worth it?

By · April 23rd, 2014

Philip O’Riordan examines the merits of learning foreign languages.


Tragedy of the Oreos

By · April 19th, 2014

Why did Yannis choose to eat Oreos for breakfast? It seems like quite an inappropriate time to eat Oreos… Is he just an irrational man? Economics may help to explain this odd choice better than one may first think.

Scavenging for rationality at the Camberwell Sunday Market

By · April 10th, 2014

A pictorial and graphical illustration of the concept of utility as observed at the Camberwell Sunday Market.

Living Economics Part 2: Stimulus-response on the demand side

By · April 10th, 2014

The psychology of preferences: UNSW’s Gigi Foster delivers her second blog post on social trends that underlie demand, and how economies can be destabilised when these change.

Does being an economist make me a bad person?

By · April 9th, 2014

In her ESSA debut, Anisha Kidd examines the blurred lines between economics and ethics.


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?


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