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The Market for Beauty

Aristotle is quoted as saying: “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” Perhaps he was waxing poetic about the soul, or perhaps he was foreseeing beauty-based discrimination in the labour market. Joel Lee explores the phenomenon of beauty premiums in the workplace and how economics can help us resolve it.

Avoiding the disasters of disaster management – Part II

Australia has faced many natural disasters in recent memory. Join Alexander on this two part journey as he explores why state and federal governments should diminish disaster risk, ensure insurance, and cheer cooperation to produce

better outcomes for communities impacted by natural disasters.

Avoiding the disasters of disaster management – Part I

Australia has faced many natural disasters in recent memory. Join Alexander on this two part journey as he explores why state and federal governments should diminish disaster risk, ensure insurance, and cheer cooperation to produce better outcomes for communities impacted by natural disasters.

Fuel to the fire: The economics (and politics) of petroleum

Fuel prices have been at the forefront of economic and policy discussion in recent days. How is that prices can shoot up practically overnight, but take months to recover? What can economic principles tell us about the petroleum industry? And what are the political implications? Join Max as he answers all of these questions in his latest article.

Ageing: An impost on prosperity?

The world’s population is getting older, and the economic implications of this are yet to come. Join Wesley as he outlines the scale of this issue and what could be done about it.

Digitalisation and the generation left behind

Digitalisation is a global phenomenon affecting every country’s labour market, promising positive changes for society and business. Despite this, digitalisation also poses risks for older workers who are not digital natives. Join Gloria as the navigates the policy implications of ensuring these workers are not left behind.

Federal Budget Marks a Shift to the Left

The 2021 Budget marks a significant shift away from Liberal Government approaches in the past. Join Ezekiel, as he analyses the political and macroeconomic of this year’s budget and its implications for the future.