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The Difficult Divide

Lucy Hannah discusses the urban-rural gap in the UK, and what can be done to close it. In recent decades, the fading salience of the…

Trigger Warning

Nina Davies explores how a violent military take-over in Myanmar triggered large-scale economic protest and community unrest. A little over a year ago, dreams of…

More than a Mural

Rory Small examines the effects of Northern Ireland’s troubled past on its communities today.  From 1969 until the late 1990s, ‘The Troubles’ presented Northern Ireland…

Won’t you be my neighbour?

Evan Bennett discusses the necessity of sustainable transport in developing interconnected communities. A Hole In The Plan On September 8th 2000, the United Nations published…

The Drivers of Change

Arthur Johnson explores the influence of numbers when joining communities to elicit change. The ones that are ‘Zeros’ Historically, communities have driven change. Steve Jobs…

Economics Society: A Year in Review

This academic year has been extremely exciting for the University of Edinburgh Economics Society. As the committee came together to discuss the direction of the…

Two Years of Econ Soc’s EDI

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EdEconSoc EDI) was introduced in the 2020-2021 academic year, making it one of the youngest affiliates of the Economics…

Gearing up for the ride of our lives

Kyle Herbert explores the effect of the recent fuel shortage on consumer attitudes towards electric vehicles. Electric Shock Chronic UK fuel shortages made headlines in…

Lockdown: A blessing for our savings?

George discusses the implications of the post-Covid boost in household savings resulting from the decrease in consumer spending during lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a…

The Evolution of Signalling

Estee Lu explores how the term “signalling” has changed over time, transforming the goods we buy, our work ethics and, even, our dating lives. The…

Preparing for the Storm

Christian Lippitsch explores the myriad methods in which humanity can adapt to climate change.  In late 2021, international broadcasters showcased a surprising variation of its…

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…