The Norwich Economic Papers is our online student journal. It publishes our students innovative and insightful economic ideas and essays. Now in its ninth year, it is run by students, for students.
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”. I can’t help but be seduced by Norman Peale’s quote. I love Christmas. I spend months collecting presents, planning ahead for the look of surprise and awe on the kid’s faces. I even look forward to consuming the lowly sprout. Continue reading “Neuroeconomics Soap: How the Christmas Grinch Stole My Equilibrium”
Economics at UEA has a successful Peer Assisted Learning system (PAL), engineered by our very own Head of School: Emiliya. Reflecting staff-student partnership, we are now looking at widening the scheme to ensure more students can benefit. The School has highly successful student support and continues to find new ways to help students develop and maximise their potential. We asked one of our PAL student mentors, Tata Vareekasem, about his experience after his successful involvement in the National PAL Conference.
In yesterday’s online edition of BBC News, BBC Business Editor Simon Jack explains what an economic forecast is. The article expands on the heated debate on whether Brexit will make the UK poorer, so it is extremely important that the public is correctly informed about what economic forecasts are. Continue reading “Damned Lies, Statistics, and Economics Education: what are economic forecasts, really?”
I am an avid watcher of The Apprentice. The competitors are undoubtedly high powered and innovative at things beyond my understanding. That doesn’t explain my fascination. I am not a wilful celebrant of their journey towards a house purchase in Chelsea. Neither does it provide me with a constructive learning experience. Continue reading “The Apprentice: Has Lord Sugar read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists?”
On 29 October, third year business economics student Matt Walker made national television, representing the University of East Anglia on University Challenge. Matt recounts his experience of being team captain in our latest blog and talks about how studying economics has made him a better quizzer!
I’m at my local shop waiting to be served. There is a queue and I have two perfectly round pumpkins clutched under each of my arms. One pumpkin per child and I’m already regretting my choice. The discount supermarket next door has cheaper product.
For decades, economists have been known for their commitment to theories that treat ordinary consumers and workers as highly rational decision-makers. Until recently, the idea that psychological ideas and research methods could be useful in economics was not taken seriously.
Two and a half billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK, but less than 1 in 400 – just 0.25% – are recycled. Due to the environmental issues, some MPs are calling for a “latte levy” of 25p per cup .