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Behavioural Finance – The disposition effect

23rd August 2015 Ideas 1

By Alexander Joshi In their 1985 paper in the Journal of Finance, Shefrin and Statman investigated the disposition that investors have to holding on to...

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Does China’s politics facilitate economic growth or suppress it?

23rd August 2015 Ideas 0

By Surong He, Bexley Grammar School Acknowledgements I would like to express my appreciation to my economics teacher Mr L Deliss for his valuable suggestions...

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Does international labour mobility make it impossible to tax the rich?

23rd August 2015 Ideas 0

By Shariq Varawalla, Westminster School Empirically in the UK, the top 1% of earners had a share of 29.8% of the total tax paid to...

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The economic benefits of war outweigh the costs. Discuss.

23rd August 2015 Ideas 0

By Hugh Lawrence, The Perse School Worldwide, conflicts, all of varying severity and nature, have littered our past. It would seem that a common conception...

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The dominance of monetary policy over other forms of policy is now an accepted aspect of Modern macroeconomic management. Discuss.

23rd August 2015 Ideas 0

Modern macroeconomic management is a complex affair. Ever since the first implementation of large scale economic policies by the governments and central banks of the...

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How must the Role of Women in Japan Change in the Face of an Ageing Population?

22nd August 2015 Ideas 0

By Geoffrey Sato-Holt, Whitgift School The principle concern currently about Japan is its demography, specifically its ageing population. Following its peak in 2007 of 128...

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Should we correct market failures or adapt to them?

22nd August 2015 Ideas, Uncategorized 0

By Ben Clarke, Cranleigh School It is my personal opinion that the whole idea of a market failure is to identify the areas of our...

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The economic benefits of war outweigh the costs. Discuss.

22nd August 2015 Ideas, Uncategorized 0

By Alex Ho, Tonbridge School War benefits some people economically. American defence and technology company Lockheed Martin recorded net profits of $2.7 billion in 20111...

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Is human genome mapping a merit good and if so, how should it be financed?

22nd August 2015 Ideas, Uncategorized 0

By Lucy Roe, The Perse School The first record of an experiment investigating the extraordinary work of genetics dates back to 1865 when Gregor Mendel...

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Can hairdressers be better economic forecasters than economists?

22nd August 2015 Ideas, Uncategorized 0

By Cheryl Yau, Hwa Chong Insitution Can hairdressers be better economic forecasters than economists; to the uninitiated, this may seem like an irrelevant question: rationally...

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