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Commballnomics 2017: the opportunity costs of attendance

It’s that time of year again, the university night of nights, Commerce Ball. Naturally, it’s a night that involves spending quite a bit of money, and you might be worried about making sure you’re a rational consumer come Thursday night. Don’t worry though, because ESSA has you covered.

Uber's driverless cars: the road ahead

Neala Guo explores the driverless cars that might take you to and from work in the not too distant future — and the rocky road ahead for anyone involved in the car industry.

The economics of self driving cars

Self-driving cars are becoming more and more prevalent, with experts boasting of their advantages compared to regular vehicles. But what effect will this rise of automation have on the economy? Nicolas Alexiou explains.

The Sharing Economy and the Rise of the Freelancer

Australia, like the rest of the world, is moving towards a ‘sharing economy.’ As Steph explains, the paradigm shift has implications for workers and employers alike.
This article first appeared in Short Supply 2015 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Learning to trust strangers

Anisha Kidd considers how new technology is helping strangers trust each other – and thus opening up a new world of economic transactions.