The man who helped Jewish academics escape Nazi persecution
Mathematician Richard Courant tirelessly used his social networks to help academics to safety.
Dirty rats! How a unique economic game has helped struggling farmers in Laos
Business researchers are using an experimental 'game' to help farmers in Laos collaborate to control rodents, reduce damage to their rice crops and boost food supply.
Squid Game, K-pop and the ‘rock star’ economist
Mixing pop culture with economic theory has helped Associate Professor Wayne Geerling teach complex and sometimes dry economic theory.
Children have lost chunks of their education during COVID-19 – can tutoring turn it around?
Volunteer tutors in Bangladesh helped to keep young children and their families connected and on target with their education during the COVID-19 pandemic
Real or fake? How art experts help push up the prices of the Old Masters
Science is increasingly solving authentication issues, but art experts continue to play a crucial role in affecting the prices of traded paintings.
Can a company survive the sudden death of an entrepreneur?
The 'specialness' that entrepreneurs bring to their companies is often lost, bringing dire consequences.
How the K-pop phenomenon helps students learn economics
Diversifying pop culture classroom resources with the use of K-pop videos has helped students studying economics.
Birds of a feather: how friends shape our political opinions
How much influence do your friends' opinions have on your own political views? Quite a bit according to research.
Policy reforms that are changing Pakistan’s horticultural sector
An international project led by Monash Business School investigating Pakistan’s horticulture markets has already brought about policy changes at the highest level.
This social network changed the world as we know it
Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation brought enormous change, but it couldn't have happened without networks to spread information. Fragments reveal fascinating insights into modern habits.
Fuelled by a Netflix blockbuster, chess is making a comeback – and that’s good for children
Learning to play chess at school helps teach young people to take more risks in the game of life.
Mental health – two small words, one very big cost (Ep 1)
Productivity Commissioner Dr Stephen King spent two years trying to identify the economic cost of mental illness and suicide. The human cost is even greater. And Dr Zen Goh explains how we can actually thrive at work.