About This Show
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.
-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.
Most Recent Episode
Nominal Interest - Episode 4 (Artificial Intelligence)
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 is interacting with economic theory: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-artificial-intelligence-economic-theory.html
•An in-depth look into our favourite personal assistants like Siri and Cortana: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/cover_story/2016/04/alexa_cortana_and_siri_aren_t_novelties_anymore_they_re_our_terrifyingly.html
•A look ahead into the future where 3D printing is practically universal: http://qz.com/654180/were-closer-to-a-future-where-we-can-3d-print-anything/
•Read about how Potternomics enriches the world of Harry Potter: http://economicstudents.com/2016/05/potternomics/