SOLOW GROWTH MODEL by Perlie Mong

This week Perlie Mong gave a talk on the Solow Growth Model. The Solow growth model is designed to show how growth in the capital stock, growth in the labor force, and advances in technology interact in an economy as well as how they affect a nation’s total output of goods and services. Due to…

HS2 by Jonny Carr

This week Jonny Carr gave a presentation on his waynflete project. He spoken on the topic of “Is HS2 economically and socially worth it?” In this dissertation I will decide whether high speed rail is a political stunt to earn votes or whether it is actually based on a true positive economic effect. I will…

CORRUPTION and ECONOMIC GROWTH by Ditya Astrini

This week in Economics Society, Ditya discussed the topic “Is corruption beneficial or detrimental to a developing economy?”. Here is what she had to say. Despite the fact that corruption is a problem faced in all countries in varying degrees, it is often regarded as a sign of underdevelopment. Recently, the pervasive nature of corruption…

ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION by Prof Chaudhury

In this Economics Society meeting Professor Chaudhury* gave a talk on “How economists analyse discrimination”. Prof Chaudhury outlined at the beginning of her talk that in any social group men always earn more than women – gender differences far outweigh racial differences – from this starting point, Prof Chaudhury went on to give an account…