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The Philippine Economy: The Next Asian Miracle?

The Philippine Economy: The Next Asian Miracle?

By Hunter Bosson ’18 Wracked by currency instability, corruption, and low commodity prices, now seems to be a bad time for emerging market investors. Yet for those pivoting to the… Read more »

Joko Widodo and Indonesia’s Economy: Brighter Future Ahead?

Joko Widodo and Indonesia’s Economy: Brighter Future Ahead?

By Jeffrey Fung ’17 Joko Widodo has a huge task ahead of him. As the newest president of Indonesia, he is going to be held responsible for the mission to… Read more »

In the Midst of Downturn, Brazil Looks to U.S. for Trade

In the Midst of Downturn, Brazil Looks to U.S. for Trade

By Erica DeMond ’17 Economic challenges in Brazil, one of the world’s largest emerging markets, have forced the country to reconsider its foreign trade relationships. A combination of domestic and… Read more »

Carry Trading and the Weaker Euro

Carry Trading and the Weaker Euro

By Alex Mui ’17 Foreign-exchange (forex) has historically been a very lucrative trading option for those with the capital to participate. However, due to the chaotic atmosphere surrounding many currencies… Read more »

Eurozone Crisis: What Should Be Done About Greece?

Eurozone Crisis: What Should Be Done About Greece?

By Jeffrey Fung ’17 Of all the nations that were struggling throughout the Eurozone crisis, Greece was most noticeably hit the hardest. As a rule of thumb, Eurozone debt for… Read more »

Rising Tides or a Bigger Boat?: An Analysis of the US Dollar

Rising Tides or a Bigger Boat?: An Analysis of the US Dollar

By Hunter Bosson ’18 After seven years of recession and stagnation, the United States is finally seeing the friendlier side of the business cycle. The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs… Read more »

China’s Shift to a Consumption-Driven Economy

China’s Shift to a Consumption-Driven Economy

By Jeffrey Fung ’17 Ever since late 70’s, China has witnessed its transformation from a nation living in isolation into one that is progressively opened to the world. With Deng… Read more »

The 2014 Midterm Election’s Mandate for a Higher Minimum Wage

The 2014 Midterm Election’s Mandate for a Higher Minimum Wage

By Abraham Mendelson ‘17 During last week’s midterm elections, a swell of support for progressive ballot measures counterbalanced the success of conservative candidates vying for House and Senate seats.  Among… Read more »

The State of the U.S. Labor Market

The State of the U.S. Labor Market

By Evan Lefkowitz ’16 Released on Friday, the U.S. Labor Department October jobs report shed light upon a strengthening U.S. labor market. The U.S. economy saw a 214,000 increase in… Read more »

Oil Prices May Be Plunging, But So Are Solar Panel Costs

Oil Prices May Be Plunging, But So Are Solar Panel Costs

By Michael Gabrellian ’17 Low fossil fuel prices have typically been poor indicators for renewable energy sources. Why pay more money for electricity generated from solar or wind power when you… Read more »

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