Covid-19 has ushered in a period of change. Despite its many catastrophes, the pandemic has also provided an opportunity for us to reshape our societal norms. In order to promote positive change, the woes of our society should be distilled to its bare essence. One problem in particular stood out to us: that women are often unseen, unheard and underrepresented. To tackle this, ESSA and WCP writing teams have come together to explore the misrepresentation of women from multiple angles, including economics, research, professional settings and everyday interactions.
Every day, 90% of the world’s population enjoys a caffeinated beverage. In this interdisciplinary piece, Josh draws on insights from history, cognitive science, and sometimes economics, as he sets out to answer the following question: has the rise of caffeine been a positive development for our species?
Responding to and disincentivising Human Rights violations is an essential function of our foreign policy. In this interdisciplinary piece, Ben explores the limitations of traditional policies addressing human rights abuses. Applying an economics kens to the issue, Ben considers a new approach and discusses its potential to transform policymaking in this area.
Australian supply chain financing firm Greensill Capital has held a grandiose and incredulous public image through its association with many powerful figures, such as former British Prime Minister David Cameron and former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Join Pinidu as he sets out to explore the world of supply-chain finance and provides an insight into the firm’s dramatic fall from grace.
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.
“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.