How Big Should the Economy Be: An Educational Imperative

Introduction Education in Australia is guided by a national curriculum and has three cross-curriculum priorities, one of which is sustainability. These priorities are supposed to pervade all aspects of learning in school, rather than being confined to a single subject or topic. Because sustainability encompasses Read More …

Dear Economics: Did COVID-19 Get to You Too?

What’s wrong with our economic system? Professor Frank Stilwell has recently suggested that its limited evolution and inability to connect the science of economics with contemporary issues are two main issues, and pointed to the diminished demand for economics degrees as a symptom of economics’ Read More …

Ecological Economics: The Economics of Sustainability

In the 1970s and 1980s a few neoclassical economists began to realise that their discipline had failed to explain the origin of environmental pollution and how to mitigate it. Even when markets were operating well, industries were continuing to pollute. The fundamental problem was, and Read More …