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…

Economics Magazine

Catch the summaries for all the talks held this term. Below is the link to this term’s Economics Society Magazine: Economics Magazine Issue 1 Hope you all have a relaxing break. Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

GAME THEORY by Harry Spratt

This week in Economics Society, Harry addressed the topic of Game Theory, discussing the impact this has on behaviour of economic agents in the real world. The questions that Harry addressed were the following: What is Game Theory? Why is it useful? What is the future of game theory?   What is Game theory? Game…

GLOBALISATION by Professor Ian Goldin

This week in Economics Society, Professor Goldin, the Director of Oxford Martin School, discussed issues around the theme of globalisation. Why Economics? Professor Goldin started the talk by giving reasons for why he likes economics and exploring what economics is about.  Some of the reasons he gave for liking economics were the following: Economics offers…

COMMUNISM AND CHINA by Helena Gostelow

This week in Economics Society, Helena focused on the emerging economy of China, providing a glimpse of its future seen from an economic and political perspective. The themes that Helena addressed were the following: • What is Communism? • Communism or Capitalism? • How is China likely to change in the future? • How does…

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS by Guy Dixon

In this Economics Society gathering the discussion addressed the contemporary issue of environmental problems from an economic perspective. The key questions that Guy addressed were: What is the nature of the environmental problems? Why do environmental problems occur? What are the problems that we face when confronted with this issue? What are some ways of…

POVERTY by Ronak Jain

In the second Economics Society gathering, Ronak discussed the issue of persisting poverty in the world in the world today. Situation today Today we see a divide between the rich (or at least fairly rich) 6 billion people and the bottom 1 billion who still face challenging living standards, often lacking even basic amenities like…