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The development of monetary policy – Part 2

By · April 25th, 2019

In Part 2 of his analysis, Conor Yung continues his evaluation of monetary policy in a historical context and explores the subsequent implications of an interest rate cut.

The development of monetary policy – Part 1

By · April 19th, 2019

With the housing market slowing and wages stagnating, political pundits are calling for the RBA to cut rates, but what is the meaning behind these ideas? Conor Yung looks at the genesis of ideas on monetary policy to give you the context behind the business jargon.

To license or not to license

By · April 12th, 2019

Licensing advocates will likely tell you that occupational licensing protects public interest. So why have there been recent calls for the abolition of occupational licensing? Jessica Tang explores.

The Universal Basic Income – legitimate policy or far-off pipe dream?

By · April 11th, 2019

The idea of a Universal Basic Income is emerging from the wilderness and is now firmly in the political spotlight, but is it really the blessing it claims to be? Chris Craig explores.


No Man is an Island – How Climate Change is Aggravating Economic Inequality

By · April 3rd, 2019

Carbon emissions have global, but uneven, consequences. Sarsha Crawley explores how climate change is exacerbating multidimensional economic inequality.

Is Trumponomics making the American economy great again?

By · March 8th, 2019

No matter your opinions on him personally, the US economy is seemingly booming under President Trump. But can this really be attributed to Trumponomics? Chris Craig investigates.

How much should politicians be paid? (Part 2 of 2)

By · October 16th, 2018

After analysing the politics of developing countries, Hasitha Jayatilake directs his focus to the economics of paying politicians in developed countries.

The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

By · October 3rd, 2018

Treating environmental policy as a means to economic growth has been largely unsuccessful. Sarsha Crawley explores how by prioritising happiness, Bhutan takes leaps in both economic and environmental prosperity.


Global health in a globalised world

By · August 29th, 2018

Globalisation has allowed for a great dispersion of medical technologies and has enriched countries, providing them with more capital to invest in their health systems. It has also left communities vulnerable and poor, exacerbating inequalities. A balance needs to be found, writes Lemia Bickalo.

How much should politicians be paid? (Part 1 of 2)

By · August 21st, 2018

Are countries getting it right when it comes to politicians’ salaries? In this two-part series, Hasitha Jayatilake explores the merits to increasing pay and benefits for lawmakers.

In defence of uncertainty

By · August 8th, 2018

Nick Henderson argues that a counterintuitive dose of uncertainty is not just beneficial, but essential for economic and moral development.

Never forget: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’

By · August 5th, 2018

Some people are hoping that Trump doesn’t see the beginning of a second term. Mitchell Harvey explains why they shouldn’t hold their breath and how Trump might be a continuing fixture in their lives.


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