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In Consensus Algorithms We Trust

Theodor Beutel discusses the potential of blockchain. Beyond Bitcoin First on the agenda is payment. Initially proposed in 2008, Bitcoin is both the oldest and…

No money, No worries?

Vikram Parathalingam explores the socio-economic implications of a cashless society in the future. Imagine a world without physical money, where you go to a shop…

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Society

The internet brings us together.  From social media messaging to anonymous forums, the communication afforded by our online presence holds a huge place in our…

The Flat White Economy of Edinburgh

Discover Edinburgh’s very own Flat White economy, a tightly knit community pushing the boundaries of the city’s tech landscape. The flat white economy, so named…

Online Revolution of Streetwear

Matthew Boreman explores the online revolution that the streetwear and trainers world has undergone over the past few years. The world of trainers and street-wear…

eSports: A hidden gem?

Peter Ly believes that as internet usage continues to increase, online games are rising to challenge our traditional perception of sports. Every sport has a…

Of memes and copyrights

Wan Adzhar explores the complex interaction between memes and copyrights, and why copyrights can be unjustified, yet useful. Our world is largely informed by the…

AI: a look into the future

Fanny Wu explores how AI affects future job structure, social inequality, and how we can better equip ourselves to embrace the ongoing challenges. Do people…

An Unusual Paradox

Rhiannon Martin explores the hilarity and despair of Google’s top trends In 2016, the British public’s ‘how to’ Google searches sought to achieve happiness and…

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Industry

The digital age has dramatically shifted how industries of all kinds operate, disrupting traditional ways of working and paving the way for new ones. This…

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Crystal Ball Policing

Elisabeth Dietz investigates the economics of pre-crime policing. One day the police come knocking on your door and tell you that you are under suspicion.…

Healthcare’s New Frontier

Frederick McElwee explores how the internet is revolutionizing Healthcare, Telehealth, and the integration of healthcare into the “Internet of Things” The internet will transform healthcare,…

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Information

In a famous contribution to the discipline of Information Economics, George Akerlof challenged neo-classical economic theory with his 1970 paper ‘The Market for Lemons’. He…

Overtaken on the Superhighway

Nishith Hegde discusses the ways in which economic theory has failed to keep pace with the internet. Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power. Intuitively, we…

An OCEAN Full of Data

Alex Aristidou explores the new age of personalized marketing that comes from internet usage. Are you interested in going on holiday to Barcelona? You don’t…

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Go Abroad

The Go Abroad Economics scheme started in February 2015, with a trip to Dubai. Since then, students have gone on trips to various destinations on…

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Japan

Melissa Parlour recounts when Go Abroad Economics took 12 economics students to Japan May was filled with exams and excitement for the twelve lucky economics students bound…

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Scandinavia

Robert Campbell discusses this summer’s trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway The 2017 Go Abroad Economics trip to Scandinavia took a group of 13 students…

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Sailing Through The Dark

Nishith Hegde explores how the presence of uncertainty affects decision-making and its implications for economic policy. We possess neither the ability nor the technology to…

Sending The Right Signals

Fergus McCormack analyses the signalling role education plays in the labour market. Education is commonly seen as an effective method of improving one’s productivity by…

Mind the Gap

Stian Sandberg looks at the transitions that lie ahead for various forms of transportation. Over the course of the last decade, we have witnessed an…

The Economics of Tesla

Sameeran Khamamkar inspects the future of transportation technology by studying Tesla and their influence on the automobile industry. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla…

New World Order

Rafael Lobo B. da Silva explains how the World Order is running out of order itself “May you live in interesting times”- Chinese curse The…

Gambling — Fair and Square?

Kengo Arao explores the mechanisms of irationality in gambling. On the first lecture of Economics 1, you encounter the species of homo economicus – rational economic agents…

Your Future Remains Uncertain

Jiacheng Xiao looks at the role of an economist and discusses a constantly asked question: Why are economists so often wrong about the future? If…

Cuba: A Country in Transition

Martin Samson recounts the Go Abroad Economics trip to Cuba in February 2017. The Go Abroad Economics trip in February took thirteen students and three…

A Cure For All Ills

Targeting Uncertainty in Pharmaceuticals Have you ever Googled your symptoms? Most of us who reach out to the Internet when we start to feel ill…