CAUSES OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS by Karim Pal

This week in Economics Society, Karim examined some of the causes of the economic crisis facing the world economy now. The areas explored in this talk included: American housing bubble and subprime mortgage crisis. Greek Debt Crash of the Icelandic Banks The underlying cause – Deregulation of markets   Subprime Mortgages These are mortgages that…

INCOME INEQUALITY IN HONG KONG by Perlie Mong

This week in Economics Society, Perlie presented on inequality in Hong Kong, comparing it with the levels of inequality at the national level in other countries. The discussion focused on the following areas: What is Income Inequality? How is it measured? Inequality in Hong Kong Causes of Inequality Why does inequality matter? The way ahead…

POLAND’S ECONOMIC GROWTH by Stanislas Lalane

This week in Economics Society, Stanislas gave a talk on his Waynflete project “Will Poland’s current rate of economic growth continue and what could the government do to increase it?” The areas that were examined in this talk included: History of the Polish economy Challenges facing the economy Improvements that could be made to enhance…