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Economics This Week

Well the Janet Yellen and the US Federal Reserve were once again dominating headlines this week amidst renewed talks of increasing the US version of the cash rate, the Federal Funds Rate. It’s been within a target range of 0.00-0.25% for going on 7 years but in March there were comments that it could start […]

Interesting Article

We’ve had some great contributions these past few weeks and next week we’re expecting one from our VP-Events Ruark Lantay. But this week I’ll take the opportunity to monopolize the newsletter and include an article on the ‘mathiness’ of economics.

Earlier this month Paul Romer (of the Romer Model and charter cities fame) published a paper […]

Economics This Week

Once again the Budget has been the headline grabber this week. Packed full of a number of different initiatives probably the best place to find an overview is to just scroll down on the Budget homepage which provides a succinct review of just what’s planned to be carried out this coming fiscal year and is […]

Interesting Article

This article comes from EcoSoc’s hardworking VP-Internal Lingda Wei and the subject matter is quite abstract for economics…

Extremely poor puns aside, it raises some interesting questions about the relationship between the art world and economic world. Freeports, fraud and a police sting operation are just the start of this article which really forces you to […]

Economics This Week

Even with the RBA’s decision to reduce the cash rate to a new historic low of 2% the Budget is what has dominated domestic economics this week. It’s been hard to keep up with all the last minute announcements, which oddly enough seem to have been spearheaded by Christopher Pyne’s new bestie the Social Services […]