Pop Eco

The classroom monopoly – why graphing calculators cost so much

By · September 17th, 2014

Phillip O’Riordan examines Texas Instruments’ monopoly on the graphing calculator market.

Economics in the pub: money supply and inflation

By · September 13th, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis recounts a passionate pub debate about money supply and inflation. He then examines the empirical basis for the popular quantity theory of money.

Portrait of a paradox

By · September 9th, 2014

Anna Schuck explores some of the economic curiosities of the art market.

The Kate effect

By · September 3rd, 2014

Anisha Kidd examines the economic influence of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Rationality on trial in three exhibits

By · August 31st, 2014

This month, Daniel Tan attempts to explore the concept of rational decision-making by questioning his own rationality in a recent experience.

Equalisation in the AFL: a historical look

By · August 29th, 2014

In the first instalment of a two part series, Nick Tarrant views the AFL’s equalisation policies through a historical lens.

The Pokémon economy

By · August 22nd, 2014

In the first of a two-part series on childhood economics, David Huang explores the way in which Pokémon card economies functioned.

Blood money – should blood donors be paid?

By · August 13th, 2014

Australia is facing a budget blowout – a plasma budget blowout. Phillip O’Riordan examines the merits of remunerating blood donors.

The Pricing Straightjacket

By · July 19th, 2014

Cordelia Foo looks at how $2 shops survive in a world of inflation.

Messy games

By · July 13th, 2014

Olivia Robins pays the price for her messy room.

Thinking, fast or slow: can you do it?

By · June 25th, 2014

Dan and John are here to convince you that your life will be drastically better if you read Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow”.

Disruptive innovation

By · June 6th, 2014

David Huang discusses the impact disruptive innovations can have on our 21st century world.

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