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About Tristan Truuvert

Third year Economics/Science (Adv.) student majoring in economics and molecular and cell biology. I started with the Economics as Publications Director at the end of my first year in 2014 and in mid-2015 became Arc Delegate and an Academic Director. At the end of 2015 I was elected as both Vice-President External and Internal for 2016 and I hope to continue my involvement with the society for the remainder of my time at UNSW.

Interesting Article

I’d like to dedicate this edition of the newsletter to Kai Zen for his constant service to this publication, including his kind donation of this week’s article. Written by the highly respected French economist Thomas Picketty it outlines the potential benefits the refugee ‘crisis’ could infact have for the still fragile European economy. He also […]

Economics This Week

Arguably, this was one of the biggest weeks for economies internationally and domestically this year. Starting with the Australian economy, the change in PM is expected to have a substantial impact on business confidence, at least in the short term, judging from the historical spikes experienced in the two Rudd/Gillard transitions.

Even with potentially favourable short-term […]

Interesting Article

Coming from over 30 years ago, this weeks article is by no means new. However, the ideas it discusses are still avidly debated even today within economic spheres. It investigates the differences between three forms of time utilised by economists; the standard logical time oft used in microeconomics, the rarer historical time familiar to some […]

Economics This Week

Next week the highly anticipated decision by the US Federal Reserve is expected to be made, with all signs pointing to an increase in the Federal Funds Rate. Still, despite the strong market consensus, signs of volatility remain with many investors and speculators uncertain of the exact outcome from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Last week the […]

Interesting Article

This is a very unique article espousing the belief that if you compartmentalise an individual’s life into distinct time frames then the choices they make which might appear irrational are infact rational. Now while that might sound a bit confusing if you read the article it’s sure to give you a brand new perspective on […]