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Economics and pandemics: a relationship past, present and future

By · April 5th, 2020

Lawrence Huynh travels to a time forgotten to unravel the truth behind epidemics, and why they have so much power over humanity.

Surely a well-researched, promising solution by economists would work in the real world, wouldn’t it?

By · March 20th, 2020

In his first article, Ze Xin Yuan highlights the discrepancy between economic research in academia and its application in the real world.

How panic buying in Hong Kong created demand for an unexpected commodity – toilet paper

By · March 18th, 2020

Anxiety, uncertainty, fear. Klinsmann Lee investigates how a period of viral outbreak sparks panic buying of toilet paper in Hong Kong.

The Pill; efficacy, accessibility and a conflict of interest?

By · October 23rd, 2019

Edward Meehan delves into the policy behind the calls to allow pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives and the resulting conflict of interest, that could lead to poorer health outcomes and fail the patients it sought to help.


Climate Change: humanity’s biggest externality

By · September 18th, 2019

Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw explores an economically driven solution to climate change: intervention to fundamentally change the incentives of big polluters.

Understanding Hong Kong Property Prices

By · September 15th, 2019

A long history, an uncertain future and unique geography all contribute to Hong Kong’s equally eccentric housing market. Klinsmann Lee explores.

Kidneys and hearts and livers, oh my!

By · September 13th, 2019

Like the Scarecrow needed a brain, the Tinman needed a heart and the Lion needed courage, so too does the Australian healthcare system. Yan Tong He delves into to economics of organ donation.

Australians must curb debt dependence to protect our economic future

By · September 6th, 2019

Felicia Leong explores the dark side of one of Australia’s favourite pastimes: accumulating household debt


The curious case of disappearing ‘likes’

By · August 16th, 2019

Instagram’s unexpected move to trial ‘hidden likes’ begs many questions such as: why might a social media titan seemingly retire one of its most effective tools of success? Tingnan Li attempts to delve past the cacophony to make sense of the surprising move.

Big Data sparks the Big Bang of the 21st century

By · August 9th, 2019

Thao-Mi Bui investigates the evolution of the world’s booming data economies.

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.


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