Larry Sanders: Thoughts on His Brother & Britain

Ruaraidh Maciver talks with Larry Sanders, British politician and brother of aspiring Democratic Presidential nominee, US Sen. Bernie Sanders. Most people are by now aware of the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Primary. Outwith his own state, many were unaware of the Brooklyn born politician in America, and even less knew of his career in…

Students for Life: a Controversial Society

Dominic Nolan talks with Jack Stukel, the President of the Students for Life – St Andrews, about running a controversial society in a university environment. What does your society do? Students for Life St Andrews is all about promoting a culture of life in St Andrews University and to celebrate life from conception till natural…

Q&A: Dr Manfredi La Manna

Originally published in Issue IV of the St Andrews Economist Dr Manfredi La Manna is a reader at the St Andrews University School of Economics & Finance. The following interview was conducted by Renzo Forastiero and Sanjana Sha.  SAE: Who inspired you? La Manna: After my first degree [in Italy], I came to the London School…

Q&A: Dr Ian Smith Senior Lecturer, University of St. Andrews School of Economics & Finance

Interview conducted by Maxime Seguin Why did you decide to become an economist? For most economists, markets are the fundamental economic institution.  Understanding their operation and outcomes matters to everyone.  As global wellbeing depends on economic choices, investigating mechanisms that link economic decisions to people’s welfare is profoundly important, though not easy. What is your…