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The adverse effects of information asymmetry

By · May 1st, 2020

What do murder mysteries and car sales have in common? Edward Meehan explores the ramifications of imperfect information in creating inefficient markets.

Black Monday: The day oil became cheaper than nothing

By · April 30th, 2020

Negative prices? What happened to the oil market? Pinidu Chandrasekera is back to update you on the events that led to what is being dubbed, “Black Monday”.

What is a fair allocation of ventilators?

By · April 24th, 2020

Medical supplies, including ventilators, are in short supply across the world. Ze Xin Yuan breaks down the decision making process for the difficult question of how to allocate ventilators fairly.

COVID-19 and how the future of the EU hinges on its response to this virus

By · April 23rd, 2020

The impact of the global pandemic is being felt across the world. Read on, as Alexander Vounisios discusses how the coronavirus could shape the future of the European Union.


Are Cognitive Biases Irrational?

By · April 21st, 2020

Join James as his expose features intricate thoughts of our economy from a perspective unlike any other.

Louis Vuitton masks and Formula One ventilators: 2020’s unlikely hero?

By · April 20th, 2020

As an increasing number of companies join the efforts in pivoting production towards medical masks, ventilators, and hand sanitiser, Tingnan Li rolls up her sleeves and dons an (imaginary) Prada mask to investigate.

What can developing nations learn from developed nations?

By · April 16th, 2020

Travis Huynh examines the growth of countries around the world to uncover the factors that have underpinned their success and the lessons that other countries can learn.

A Russian and a Saudi walk into an Austrian bar: The global oil war that nobody heard about

By · April 9th, 2020

What links a market in Wuhan, a meeting in Vienna and everyday petrol stations in rural Kansas? Find out as Pinidu Chandrasekera unpacks the story about an oil war that would have dominated our screens.


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.


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