National | World | Economic History | Pop Eco | Interactive Articles

You get what you pay for: Behavioural economics and the GFC

Although there were many causes of the Global Financial Crisis, it is evident that the irrational behaviour of individuals had a huge role to play.
A major behavioural factor that contributed to the GFC was risk-taking behaviour; both by the employees at financial institutions, and by the general public.
This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Does it pay to be smart?

Intelligence is highly valued in our society. But how much is it worth? Suvi Lokuge delves into the intelligence premium and the effect of technology on the value of intelligence.

The cost of Free

The life of a university student is peppered with free stuff. But are free things always worth getting? Suvi Lokuge delves into the hidden costs of Free.

The Economics of Sharing

Sharing is an everyday phenomenon that we often take for granted. Lokuge explores the question of whether we are sharing efficiently.