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India: the next manufacturing giant?

By · April 18th, 2021

Is the power of the manufacturing shifting to India’s hands? Join Ishika as she utilises empirical evidence to draw parallels between India’s current position and China’s past ascension into the industry.

Is a Global Minimum Tax Rate On The Cards?

By · April 16th, 2021

Janet Yellen, US treasury Secretary and former Fed Chairmen, recently proposed a global minimum tax rate applying to all corporations regardless of where they are physically located. Join Ezekiel, as he examines the issue of companies off-shoring to ‘Tax-Havens’, and discusses the economic and political feasibility of moving to a global minimum corporate tax rate.

Economic inequality is rising. What can we do about it?

By · April 12th, 2021

Join Diego as he delves into the economic inequality, leaving us with some insightful recommendations.

UBI: A Radical Fringe Theory or a Pragmatic Path Forward?

By · April 8th, 2021

The promise of Universal Basic Income (UBI), as popularised by Andrew Yang’s 2020 US presidential candidacy, has been the subject of widespread debate in recent years. Join Henry, as he provides an insight into the rationale behind this lucrative concept in public policy, and discusses its potential implications for the Australian economy.


Female Economic Empowerment: How soon is now?

By · April 2nd, 2021

Danielle Attwood discusses female economic empowerment in the context of the recent political scandals.

African Development Economics Part 1: Assistance, Partnership or Exploitation?

By · April 1st, 2021

Join Ben as he explores the role of international engagement in African development.

The Economics of Decriminalising Drugs

By · March 29th, 2021

Join David as he deep dives into the drug decriminalising dilemma.

Hindsight bias: Why do unpredictable events seem predictable after they occur?

By · March 24th, 2021

Why do unpredictable events seem predictable after they occur? Lauren Savige investigates how hindsight bias distorts our understanding of the past and affects decisions we make about the future.


Bonds, Yields and Inflation: Why The Recent Bond Market Volatility Matters

By · March 22nd, 2021

In recent weeks, the prices of American and Australian government bonds have plummeted. What does all this mean for the wider economy? Join Pinidu as he explores the implications of this recent market episode on growing inflation fears, interest rates, and much more.

Effective Altruism: Economic Design For Drowning Children

By · March 18th, 2021

Effective altruism, as a philosophical movement, is gaining in popularity across the world. Join Josh as he provides an introduction to the philosophy behind this phenomenon and discusses the opportunity for economic concepts in mechanism design to optimise decision-making in this area.

The Bid Idea: What the World Could Learn from Auction Theory

By · March 10th, 2021

Join Lawrence as he delves into auction theory breaking down a historically rich procedure in many markets across the globe.

Gateway to global opportunity

By · October 3rd, 2020

The best discoveries are those that we search for without knowing what it is we expect to find.


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