1. The Economics Student Society of Australia
  2. Annual Publication Out Now!
    By · May 20th, 2017

    Enjoy our annual publications below!

  3. Mo Money Mo Problems: The Universal Basic Income
    By · August 22nd, 2016

    Ahead of tonight’s big debate between Melbourne and Monash, Matt Lagamba weighs in on the universal basic income.

Prospect theory and why you should quit playing Elo based games like overwatch

By · May 18th, 2021

Have you ever felt that Elo based games were a painful experience? Have you tried quitting them but nevertheless kept playing and convinced yourself it was the right decision? Have you ever wondered why you kept on playing after a lost match until you won again but still felt terrible? As a gamer for 10 years, ZeXin explores this topic through the lens of prospect theory.

Do we need a global minimum corporate tax?

By · May 15th, 2021

The global minimum corporate tax theoretically supports countries’ national budgets and creates an equally competitive environment among countries. Lam Do discusses this plan from a variety of perspectives.

Does Australia’s Retirement Income System Provide Adequate Retirement Outcomes?

By · May 10th, 2021

Will I have enough money to retire? It’s not a question that many people think about until they near the end of their working lives. The question of how much to retire with is an important one. Join Travis as he analyses the retirement income system in Australia and compares its effectiveness with the situation in other countries.

Too Many Choices; an Analysis paralysis conundrum

By · May 10th, 2021

The availability of too many choices is leading to non optimal decisions for customers across the world while simultaneously benefitting industries across the world in establishing monopolies and charging more , join Mahnoor Tariq as she investigates the underlying impact of taking analysis paralysis into account.

A Quick Dive into Ageing Populations – Part 1: The Ramifications

By · May 10th, 2021

With the increased information and use of innovative technologies the earth has seen an increased ageing population. Join Henry, as he analyses the political and economical issues that arise with ageing populations drawing, using Japan as a case study.

ESSA’s Monthly Highlights: May

By · May 10th, 2021

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.

The Rise and Fall of GDP

By · May 6th, 2021

GDP has long been the measure to determine a country’s economic power. Danie Attwood explores it’s limitations and some alternative measures of overall economic wellbeing.

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

By · May 6th, 2021

“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.

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