How difficult decisions change our brains
New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.
Making the financial industry more like a health service
Financial services need to rediscover their social mission in the wake of the latest misconduct revelations in Australia, argue University of Melbourne experts
Picturing the Credit Crunch
Economists at the University of Melbourne have created a ground-breaking model of the global financial crisis in the hope of preventing it from happening again.
Climate change action unleashes global innovation
Climate change action makes economic sense. Effective government policies are necessary to motivate business and investors globally.
Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity
Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.
Taking the risk out of decision-making
How we assess risk is influenced by how others are behaving, so the trick is to keep your head while those around you are losing their heads.
8 tips for preparing financially savvy teenagers
Eight expert tips to prepare your teenager for financial independence, from understanding compound interest to always reading the fine print.
Bubbly personality: how our biology hits budgets
New research is taking the human element of financial decision-making into consideration, by combining economics with psychology and neuroscience.