A Single Act: Repercussions, from Orlando to the Ordinary

By Tom Mcelholm Correspondent, History Undergraduate Student  Google shows us what the world thinks. It shows us that we see Orlando as a segway into debate about debate about: gun control, Islam and psychology. Facebook shows us what our friends feel. My friends feel a sense of loss and grievance. Debate about gun control is…

We Lost, Alright?: Reflections of a Post-Primary Bern

By Jono Davis  Undergraduate International Relations Student A few months ago, I wrote an article for this very website, in which positivity radiated from the page, describing the incredible experience of contributing to the Bernie Sanders campaign in the largest way I possibly could being a UK citizen. Now, as I sit down to begin…

Pulling Strings: Making the Toupee Say What You Want it to Say

By: Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, Economics and International Relations Undergraduate Student  Immediately after passing the threshold of 1,237 delegates in order to clinch the Republican nomination on Thursday, Donald Trump gave a speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota; a state at the very epicenter of the shale natural gas boom. Without…

Cannibalistic Corporations: the Emerging Danger of Debt

By Dillon Yeh Correspondent, Economics Undergraduate Student Imagine a lizard without means of nourish in a vast desert. In order to survive the lizard begins eating its own tail, with the ability to regenerate the part again. However, with each consumption, the tail returns ever diminishing in size. The lizard is forced to mutilate itself…

The Whale on Stage: The Risk of Sovereign Wealth Funds

By Dillon Yeh Correspondent, Economics Undergraduate Student  There is your money, which usually sits in a checking or savings account in a bank. But if you have enough money, then you can put some of it into stocks. Enter stage left, your retail investors. But if you have even more money, then you can pay…

Paola Manzini on Research & Recruitment

Sarah Gharib, EPRG Outreach, talks with Professor Paola Manzini, Deputy Head of the School of Economics and Finance and the Director of Research in the School. Sarah Gharib: Hi Paola! Let’s start with you introducing yourself, what’s your position in the School of Economics and how long have you been here? Paola Manzini: I started…

Worse than ISIS: Nigeria’s Struggle with Boko Haram

By Erika Brady Columnist, PhD Student at the Handa Center of Terrorism and Political Violence “It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows…

Economics Book Club: Gender Pay Gap & Minimum Wage

By Diksha Babbar EPRG Outreach, The Economics Society The Economics Book Club series came to an end this semester with a fascinating discussion including the gender pay gap, shadow economy, and the minimum wage. As with previous sessions, students were provided with a list of articles and discussion papers on both the topics to read before in order…

Qatar & the 2022 World Cup: What Can We Expect?

By Giovanna Drysdale-Anderson Correspondent, Economics & EnglishUndergraduate Student A few months after the 2015 Men’s Handball Tournament in Qatar, it is about time to reassess the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, undoubtedly one of the most controversial sports events in history. Among the numerous controversies regarding Qatar’s right to host the 2022 winter World…

Should we stay or should we go?

By Tom Claridge International Relations Graduate Student, Columnist  Essentially, both sides of the EU debate are right. The Leave campaign is correct when they talk of the Union’s impact upon Parliament’s sovereignty, as the EU does have the ability to make rules for its twenty-seven member states. Each European law is essentially one part British…

Brexit in the Bubble

By Blanca Franch Camino Undergraduate Economics Student, Correspondent  Politics, despite popular misconceptions, affects our lives in several ways. A Brexit would have serious repercussions in St Andrews, since both the financial structure and the entire higher education system are tied up in the European Union. St Andrews would see marked effects on both its funding…