Economic growth and climate policy: mutually exclusive?

By · October 12th, 2014

Matthew Rao shows how economic growth and political success can be reached through suitable climate policy.

The prisoners dilemma – the economic issues of America’s for-profit prisons

By · October 8th, 2014

Phillip O’Riordan examines America’s for-profit prisons and highlights the economic incentives influencing how they operate.

It’s all about the gas.

By · October 1st, 2014

Jessica Stone explores the fascinating, political role of natural gas in the context of economic sanctions against Russia.

Should Americans be worrying about tax inversions?

By · September 15th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers insight regarding whether the antagonism towards tax inversions is justified.

What we can and should do about IS

By · September 15th, 2014

Matthew Rao applies rational thinking to how civilisation should approach the Islamic State.

Subsidising mega-sports events: good or bad call?

By · September 11th, 2014

In the first of a two-part instalment, Robert Greco attempts to uncover the economic truth behind subsidising a mega-sports event.

Ross Garnaut and the state of China’s emissions

By · September 8th, 2014

Olivia Robins recaps and adds her two cents to Professor Garnaut’s public lecture at the University of Melbourne.

Superbowl: A marketing cult

By · September 1st, 2014

How the sporting arena has developed into an entire economy.

The Economics of Uber

By · August 19th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers insight into how Uber represents key microeconomic concepts.


By · August 19th, 2014

Where mass hysteria met economics.

Why austerity is failing

By · July 13th, 2014

Matthew Rao examines the merits of the two main approaches to dealing with global economic stagnation.

Measuring global poverty

By · July 11th, 2014

Emily Vuong explores the use of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as the latest measure of extreme economic inequality. Can it finally replace GDP per capita?

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