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The Economics Student Society of Australia was founded in 2012 at the University of Melbourne. Starting as a group of friends with a mutual love for economics, ESSA has now become the largest economics society of its kind in Australia, spanning across both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. We strive to connect students, professionals and academics to create a passionate and informed economics community. Our Vision: -Enable students to be better informed, connected and involved with current economic, financial and political issues -Foster an environment of respectful debate and discussion among students -Illustrate economics’ unique multidisciplinary appeal -Showcase the opportunities that economics offers, both in a professional and recreational setting

The Economics Student Society of Australia was founded in 2012 at the University of Melbourne. Starting as a group of friends with a mutual love for economics, ESSA has now become the largest economics society of its kind in Australia, spanning across both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. We strive to connect students, professionals and academics to create a passionate and informed economics community. Our Vision: -Enable students to be better informed, connected and involved with current economic, financial and political issues -Foster an environment of respectful debate and discussion among students -Illustrate economics’ unique multidisciplinary appeal -Showcase the opportunities that economics offers, both in a professional and recreational setting
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The Economics Student Society of Australia was founded in 2012 at the University of Melbourne. Starting as a group of friends with a mutual love for economics, ESSA has now become the largest economics society of its kind in Australia, spanning across both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. We strive to connect students, professionals and academics to create a passionate and informed economics community. Our Vision: -Enable students to be better informed, connected and involved with current economic, financial and political issues -Foster an environment of respectful debate and discussion among students -Illustrate economics’ unique multidisciplinary appeal -Showcase the opportunities that economics offers, both in a professional and recreational setting

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English


Episodes

Nominal Interest: All kinds of waste!

8/16/2017
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Join the Nomint team as we talk about waste in terms of material garbage and also racism!

Duration: 00:26:19


Menzies With A Vengeance

7/29/2017
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Join Sam and the panel as we recap some recent auspol shenanigans (mostly involving Section 44), discuss the new outlook for central banks around the world while also concluding that millennials are ruining music!

Duration: 00:44:55


Federal Budget Special 2017

5/17/2017
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Join Sam and the panel as we unpack what the budget means for you, from education to housing to welfare and a whole lot more inbetween. Has Scott Morrison produced a Budget that will meet with better reception than its predecessors? It’s Australia’s economic night of nights, and naturally ESSA has the information you need to know about it. The Budget papers can be found here: http://www.budget.gov.au/ ABC “winner and losers” article is here:...

Duration: 00:59:58


Plus ça change

5/7/2017
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This week, the panel breaks down a historic election outcome in France, Britain goes to the polls for the third time in three years and the Government announces some changes to skilled migration visas with a distinctly Trumpian flavour. For the full results from the 1st round of the French election, see here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/apr/23/french-presidential-election-results-2017-latest For further insight into the changes to the 457 visa program, see here:...

Duration: 00:58:54


Economics in vogue

4/9/2017
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Join Sam, Yael, Matt, Asanga and special guest (and ESSA alum) Laura Foo as the panel discusses all things fashion. Fast fashion, the role of Instagram and YouTube "influencers" in driving consumer decision-making, and fair trade v free trade are just some of the topics that are brought up this week. It's a chic, on-point and extremely trendy look at everything that lies behind something we engage with every day! Keen to dive deeper? Check out these links:...

Duration: 00:55:05


International Women's Day Special - A Feminist Conversation

3/12/2017
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Join Rebecca Satkunam, Angela Pan, Yael Jacoby and Jemima Hoffman in a discussion about a wide variety of feminist issues from egalitarian traffic lights to women in the Australian criminal justice system.

Duration: 00:58:28


Nominal Interest - Episode 5 (So, What’d We Miss?)

3/5/2017
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Join Sam, Yael, Yaz, Matt and Kasun as they discuss the big issues of the week, from Turnbull’s torment to Trump’s yuuuge speech to Congress. Also, how economically literate are the general population, and how can this be improved? Listen in every week at 7pm via radiofodder.com and join in the conversation. Keen to explore more? Trump’s speech in full: https://youtu.be/JOSaIvkDO6g?t=1h3m20s The Annabel Crabb piece mentioned by Sam: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/generation-y-must-be-...

Duration: 00:59:49


Nominal Interest - Episode 4 (Artificial Intelligence)

6/1/2016
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In the final episode for semester one, Tom Crowley, Priyanka Banerjee, Sam O'Connor, Jasmin Manetta and Asanga Seneviratne turn to the future and the evolving world of artificial intelligence. They dissect what to expect in a world of bots, big data and driverless cars. Plus, a recap of the latest from the federal election campaign trail and a look into the economics of the Harry Potter universe. Keen to explore more? Check out our pre-show readings: •Find out how artificial intelligence...

Duration: 00:58:17


Nominal Interest - Episode 3

5/21/2016
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In the newest episode of Nominal Interest, catch up on what Priyanka Banerjee, Tom Crowley, James Maccarrone and Sam O’Connor had to say in the aftermath of the Federal Budget, comparing the policies of both Labor and the Liberals. Meanwhile over in the Philippines, the panel discusses how voter theory can explain how a populist mayor advocating for vigilante death squads has been elected the new President. Interested in finding out more? Check out this week’s reading list: -New analysis...

Duration: 00:57:08