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Crossing the Heavenly River

Anna McCourt discusses China’s low marriage rate and how the Chinese Communist Party is tackling the problem. The traditional Chinese tale of the Cowherd and…

The World’s Most Unequal Economy

Duśan Repčák explores the story of how a nation focused on equalising income became the world’s most unequal economy – and uncovers fundamental flaws in…

The Parent Trap

Kirsty Vass Payne explores the role of parental leave policy and childcare policy in reducing gender disparities between parents. In the world of policy, the…

Division within Unity

Dila Yalman explores the complex realities of foreign interference into the domestic politics of the divided island of Cyprus. Welcome to the ghost resort of…

Space: The Final Frontier

It has been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to transcend the boundary of Earth’s atmosphere, and in that time, our collective…

Nudging, Sludging and TikTok

Nicole Timmermans explores how TikTok exploits users’ behavioural biases.     ‘Digital crack cocaine’ – the words used by a Forbes journalist to describe the Chinese…

What made Zoom zoom?

Amy Cook discusses the possible causes behind the take-off of everyone’s favorite video-conferencing platform.   If you’re like me, you probably had never heard of…

How Much Inequality can Merit Justify?

Rinto, a fourth year economics student, questions the meritocratic foundation of economic inequality.   On the 1st November, Boris Johnson declared a four-week long lockdown…

Blackened Blues

David English explores cost estimation by examining the MV Wakashio oil spill. MV Wakashio oil spill In July 2020, the MV Wakashio, a cargo vessel…

Is enough, enough?

Blair Reid and Ollie Ryder-Green explore the timely rise of Degrowth economics  Economic growth has long been touted as ​the ​driving force behind human prosperity.…

Corporate Social… Virtue Signaling

Fanni Leppanen breaks down the factors that led to the Volkswagen Emission Scandal and explores innovative ways to solve the question of how much Corporate…

The Price Tag on Survival in America

Alex Avgoustidis investigates the corporate power of Big Pharma and its ramifications for the American people. “I was spending $2,880 a month just to keep…

China

The Go Abroad Economics scheme has been running since February 2015, when a group of staff and students embarked on the inaugural trip to Dubai.…

A Snapshot of the Hong Kong Economy

Robert Campbell shares details about the GAE trip to Hong Kong. ‘Why does President Xi Jinping ’s foot hurt?’ ‘I don’t know—why?’ ‘Because he stepped…

Winner – Trust Me

Stian Sandberg explores the consequences of China’s proposed Social Credit System; a plausible future where trust is quantified. Imagine a normal day, except everything you…

The Cashless Society

James Baghurst examines the rise of mobile payment apps in China Recent Chinese innovation in the financial services industry is another chapter in the long…

Zipping The Pocket

Feiyang Shi discusses the motivations behind Chinese capital control policies and their implications on investor relations The last year has seen a series of Chinese…

Section Opener: Luxury

Luxury is back in fashion! According to a recent study by Bain & Co, the global luxury goods market — encompassing both luxury goods and…

Runner-Up: Poland’s Fragile Luxury

Robert Jacek Włodarski explores the unstable luxury goods market in Poland. When KPMG published a highly optimistic report on the £3.1bn Polish luxury goods market…