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Coursera: Principles of Macroeconomics with Nilss Olekalns

ESSA is proud to announce the launch of The University of Melbourne’s first free online course Principles of Macroeconomics through education provider Coursera. The subject will be taught by Nilss Olekalns, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and ESSA Board of Advisors.

To coincide with the launch, ESSA is thrilled to announce our official affiliation with Nilss Olekalns and the University to deliver this course.

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Wealth, Happiness, Heartening Banalities

It’s once again approaching the end of the academic year and to offset the inevitable onset of melancholy associated with plugging away at too many practice exams I thought it’d be a good idea to try and finish on a note of relative cheerfulness.

The relationship between a country’s GDP and its average level of happiness is a concept that is introduced to macroeconomics students from pretty much day one. It is, at its core, a lighthearted way of reinforcing to students that despite everything, money does not, in fact, buy you happiness.

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The World this week with ESSA

Hand picked selection of economics content from around the web.

This week: Austerity is supposed to reduce debt and stabilise recessions – but has it worked? Also why Australia’s macro policies have been successful, and the case for legalising prostitution.

ESSA, 14 October 2012

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