Articles submitted by current students.
This year marks the 10th Annual RBA/ESA Essay Competition run in conjunction with UNSW Economics Society. This national competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited Australian university.
The topic of the competition this year is economic policy options at low interest rates, particularly relevant in light of contemporary […]
Last week the “2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel” was awarded to Angus Deaton for his work “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.”
A relative dark horse in this competition of economic giants, many unfamiliar with the microeconomist were left asking what exactly he had contributed to the […]
Figures release towards the end of this week show that the RBA once again seems to have been proven correct in predicting the peak of the unemployment rate which remained steady at 6.2% due to a slight decrease in the participation rate which nullified a small decrease in job growth. Overall, there was a net […]
As some of you might know (and many more probably don’t) at on Monday at 9am Stockholm time the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences will be announcing the winner of the “2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel” (or in short the Nobel Prize in Economics).
There’s a long list of […]
On Wednesday the IMF cut its world growth forecast for 2016 by 0.2% after data from the first half of this year revealed growth was only 2.9% rather than the 3.3% expected. But as they say, it’s always easier to get the past right than the future. When outlining possible causes for this decline the […]