Trump & Clinton Debate Prosperity, Security and America’s Direction

By Jono Davis  International Relations Student “Well, I don’t expect us to cover all the issues of this campaign tonight” sighed a brazen Lester Holt, as he unknowingly summarized the debate in the first five seconds of opening, the only section of the night Holt would receive the respect worthy of a moderator in a presidential debate. In…

The Market this Week: 25 September

By Stephan Maier Editor, Economics Student Continuing from last week, the FED continues to dominate market sentiment with chair Janet Yellen speaking to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. US equities, despite sliding on Friday, rose by 1.2% over the past week, welcoming the increased certainty of one rather sure rate hike this year in December, should…

The Market this Week: 18 September

By Stephan Maier Editor, Economics Student The dominating announcement for an otherwise quiet coming week will be the FED’s Federal Open Market Committee deciding on interest rates and publishing their decision at 7 pm our time on Wednesday. With a lot of talk about a rate hike in 2016 and no action taken so far,…

Economics: a Social Science?

By: Adam Strømme Editor-in-Chief, Economics & International Relations Student  After the crash of 2008, many were understandably mad. Mad at the greed of speculative financiers; mad at the ineptitude and willful ignorance of regulators; mad at the lack of punishment of those responsible; and mad at the perpetual austerity the bailouts had now offloaded onto…

Edward Watts on Filming ISIS

Erika Brady recently spoke with Edward Watts, documentary filmmaker, on his experience making the award-winning documentary Escape From ISIS for Channel 4. Aired in July 2015, Escape from ISIS has won numerous awards including the Amnesty International Award for Best Human Rights Documentary 2015 and has been nominated for a BAFTA award for the Best Current Affairs Film…

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…