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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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,...

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...

Tools for the Future: What the Careers Centre Can Offer You

As the weather begins to chill and the leaves start to change color, every St Andrews student recognises the change of season—internship season that...

St Andrews Economists: An Interview with Dr. Paul Egan

Far along the Scores, deep within the charming walls of Castlecliffe, resides Dr. Paul Gerard Egan. Dr. Egan, an associate lecturer, joined the School...

Climate Change and the Hard Questions Posed

The world is ending. But, policymakers are asking, how expensive will it be to prevent, or to cope with? Such are the hard economic questions...

2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Yale Professor William Nordhaus...

On 8 October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences named Yale’s professor William D. Nordhaus and NYU School of Business’ professor Paul M. Romer...

World Economy This Week

United States’ federal budget deficit amounted to $779 bn for the fiscal year ending 30 September. It has increased to 3.9 per cent of...

The Dating Market: The Economics of a Relationship

Finding love is a hot commodity—something heavily in demand, but not so easily obtained. What I would like to argue is that the “Dating...

Making Money Moves: A Guide to Renting Flats in St Andrews

The scene is set: after living in halls for at least your first year, you’ve decided you need your own place. But where do...

Embracing Social Enterprise with Enactus St Andrews

St Andrew’s entrepreneurial spirit this year is vivified by the prevalent presence of Enactus. Though the society is not new to St Andrews, they...