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Interesting Article

We’re measured in dollars, but does that make sense? Michael Green, a social progress expert, sure doesn’t think so. Green believes the 1930s economic concept of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now an outdated and ultimately inefficient model to compare economies in the 21st century.

But, as Green explains in an interesting Ted talk, he has […]

Per Capita Young Writers’ Prize 2015

This is another fantastic essay competition open to all Australian citizens and residents under the age of 25. It aims to encourage research and consideration of major public policy challenges facing Australia today. There are a set of essay questions which entrants are free to chose from and more details on the competition can be […]

ISA 1st Annual Stieglitz Essay Competition

The International Economics Association has just announced the creation of the Stiglitz Essay Prize in honour of the past president of the association Joesph E. Stiglitz. The essay will be a 5000 word maximum composition on a topic determined by Proffessor Stiglitz himself. More information about the competition can be found via this link. Submissions […]

RBA/ESA Essay Competition 2015

Well it’s that time of year again! In conjunction with the Reserve Bank of Australia and Economics Society of Australia we’ve released details of the RBA/ESA annual essay competition on the RBA’s website.

This year’s essay focuses on the implications of falling commodity prices and a shift from an investment to production phase within the mining […]

Economics This Week

Once again this week most of the domestic economic news has been centered on whether or not the RBA will hold the line or go ahead with another cut to the cash rate in May. While earlier this month the market priced an 80% chance at a cut now it’s sitting at around 50%, but […]