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MARVEL-lous Economics

Marvel movies are one of the biggest forces in the entertainment industry. On face value, it does not seem like they have anything to do with economics. Join Ishika as she uncovers how they are more closely related than it might appear.

Chile: how free trade debilitated a nation

“…when anyone has attained the summit of greatness, he kicks away the ladder by which he has climbed up, in order to deprive others of the means of climbing up after him”. In this insightful article, David explores just how the United States kicked away the ladder to Chile’s prosperity.

ESSA’s Monthly Highlights: May

Are you in search of that next great book or article to read that could advance your economic knowledge and maybe even enrich your worldview? Look no further and join ESSA’s editorial team, as we recommend our favourite books and articles we’ve come across this month. For May’s edition, our recommendations span topics including the manipulation of consumers on behalf of tech-giants, an impressive account of History’s greatest economic thinkers and a publication that analyses pressing issues in Asian politics and economics.

African Development Economics Part 2: Continental Collaboration and The Keys to Domestic Success

“Isolating policies and factors that can create a successful economy within any given country is an inherently complex and nuanced problem that evades straightforward or cookie-cutter explanations”. Join ben, in his second article of a two-part series exploring African development economics, as he sets out to analyse several approaches that could contribute to economic success in Africa.

Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies a Good Idea For Australia?

Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology has gained much public attention as an area of significant progress in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. Join Josh as he considers the efficacy of government subsidies to support the uptake of EVs in Australia.

Book Review: Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper

Want to learn more about the engrossing history of Bitcoin? Join Hooi San Ng as she gives her verdict on the book ‘Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money’.

Why we ought to rethink debt

What is debt? David explores debt through a moral and economical lens and its implications on our future society. With discussions about happiness and the innate structural deficiencies in hegemony, David guides us through ‘why we ought to rethink debt.’

Is a Global Minimum Tax Rate On The Cards?

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.

ESSA’s Monthly Highlights: April

Are you in search of that next great book to read or podcast to listen to? Look no further and join ESSA’s editorial team as we recommend our favourite books and podcasts of the month, spanning the anthropology of debt, the work of a relatively unknown developmental economist and the psychology of white-collar criminals.