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Once upon a time in Babylon

Law and order are a common feature of everyday existence. But how did it come to be this way? Join Domenic as he ventures to Babylon and uncovers the very beginnings of law in the world.

Building the blocks of blockchain: Part 1

Modern blockchain technology was introduced as a method to securely timestamp digital documents and it has since revolutionised the world of finance and economics. Given the increasing popularity and adoption of these technologies, join David as he dives into the origins of blockchain in this two-part series.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

There’s a lot to be learned about economics beyond lecture halls, journals and the news. Books can provide a holistic, sometimes radically different, perspective on the role of economics. What can we learn from these books? With our new weekly book review, ESSA intends to find out. Read on for our review of: Sapiens

The secret to East Asian modernisation

Both market-based and centrally planned economies went down the inevitable path of industrialisation during the 20th century. Emily Vuong reflects on the unique experiences of Japan and China.