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The Chinese Housing Crisis

Here in the United Kingdom, one of the biggest issues facing the British people and the British economy is the perennial high cost of housing, particularly in London and other large cities. However, on the other side of the world, China faces quite the opposite problem: too much housing and not enough people. Sixty-five million apartments, one in five,...

Five Ways to be Productive During the Winter Break

Now that the holidays are over, those of you without a job may be wondering what to do with the next several weeks of freedom. As an alternative to letting your brain turn to Netflix-filled mush over the Winter holiday, here are five things to do this break to stay productive. 1 Update your CV. If your CV hasn't been updated...

The Costs of a Flight Risk at Gatwick

On December 19, Gatwick Airport was forced to shut down its runways for two days, following a ‘deliberate’ drone flight which invaded official airspace territory three days prior. Although authorities believe that the drone’s invasive flight was intentional, it has not been linked to terrorism. The possibility of drones flying through protected airspace immediately sparked fear of collision with...

St Andrews Economists: Dr. Luca Savorelli

Dr. Luca Savorelli is currently the director of teaching of the School of Economics and Finance. He originally studied the economics of innovation during his PhD in Siena, Italy, later on becoming a health economist. In the last year of the programme, he relocated to the London School of Economics, where he only expected to spend a few months....

Knowing When to Stop: The Law of Diminishing Returns

As we approach finals, the law of diminishing returns seems to be an apt topic relating to productivity. You’ve perhaps heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” It might seem like a nice aspirational goal, but how much truth is in a tagline on an office poster?  The law of diminishing returns is a fundamental concept of economics, usually applied...

Economics Cost of WWI in Britain

In the eternal debate over the United Kingdom’s role in the world, a chronology of Britain’s relative decline in global status is usually constructed over the last 70 years since the Second World War. For better or worse, the Lend-Lease Act, the Suez Crisis, and the entry into the European Economic Community are often used as examples of Britain’s...

Resume Builders

Three ways to use your winter well if you don't have an internship There are a myriad of reasons why you might not be planning on doing an internship, a work shadowing experience, or a similar professional scheme this winter break: lack of means to support yourself in a city for a month, familial obligations, or even just plain burnout...

Weekly Wrap-Up

The trade war between the US and China continues. The US criticised China’s “empire and aggression” in Asia. Nothing new here.  UK-exposed stocks, including RBS, tumbled, as Brexit uncertainty grows. The UK and EU agreed on a draft exit treaty, determining Britain’s departure from, and future relationship with the EU. Yet the draft has a long way to go before it...

Weekly Wrap-Up

The trade war between the US and China continues. The US criticised China’s “empire and aggression” in Asia. Nothing new here.  UK-exposed stocks, including RBS, tumbled, as Brexit uncertainty grows. The UK and EU agreed on a draft exit treaty, determining Britain’s departure from, and future relationship with the EU. Yet the draft has a long way to go before it...

Shark Tank Lingo: Demystifying Mr. Wonderful’s Creative Deals

“I’m Out. Take it behind the barn and shoot it”, says Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful. In its nine years running, Shark Tank has attracted followers not limited to aspiring entrepreneurs. The personality clashes between the sharks, their famous quotes, and the occasional pitches that make the audience grasp, all make Shark Tank a thrilling show to watch. With...