In Pakistan, the invisible unpaid labour of women seems to keep the wheel of the formal economy going.
Financial inclusion seeks to promote access to and usage of financial services by poor individuals. But is it the solution to poverty?
A new SOAS report sets out a proposal for debt relief focused on a green and sustainable recovery.
Watch the three winning entries for the undergraduate Economics Explained competition.
Five Master’s students in the Department of Economics tell us about their programmes – and why studying at SOAS is unique.
It is now uncontroversial that central banks should take climate change into account. But a big question remains: how should they do so?
The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly translated into an economic and social crisis, both locally and globally.
At the end of January, the international media started reporting that a group operating on the Reddit platform, r/wallstreetbets, coordinated a massive purchase of shares
What is vaccine nationalism – and how does it impact global (in)equality? Discover what ‘vaccine apartheid’ really is.
Social sciences have failed to provide a comprehensive account of the drivers of consumption. Systems of Provision (SoP) seek to change that.
What’s it like to be a postgraduate economics student at SOAS – why is it a great place to study, and what sort of topics are taught?
An assessment of the significant negative impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the social care sector in the UK.
“This is about women. Nigerian women and how their stories have historically been forgotten and how this one will be hard to forget.”
How have the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated financial crisis?
In March 2020, the world witnessed ‘one of the most dramatic stock market crashes in history’ (Mazur et al (2020)). Stock market indices across most
On the morning of 24th April 2013, a busy commercial building known as the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed suddenly, killing 1134 people and
… by 2030 global trade may have been revolutionised to comprise something closer to a global matrix of artificial-intelligence-driven, digital-currency-supported, and SME-sales dominated trade.
What’s studying Economics at SOAS University of London really like?
Covid-19 will cause serious issues for Latin American companies.
“Why are firms struggling with the pandemic’s disruption still so focused on distributing profits to shareholders?”
What does this global health emergency mean for the world’s economy?
With schools closed and many children without internet or electricity at home, the social divide is apparent.
“Nigeria’s situation, distinctive in many ways, is not unique.”
An economic crisis engulfing both core and periphery of the world economy.
Unpicking gender and work-related issues in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
“Donald Trump is an extreme capitalist without moral constraint.”
A net zero carbon economy cannot be achieved without a radical transformation of the financial system.
BSc Economics student Lucy Downes is following a green path to politics, standing as a Green Party PPC.
A view from China on avoiding Japan’s fate of government debt, anaemic growth and inflation, and population ageing.
The World Bank (WB) marked its 75th anniversary this October – but there’s still much for them to do.
Dr. Sara Stevano questions whether randomistas are the best way forward for development economics.
“We need to widen the debate on what can and should be commodified.”
Invest in health and education because it is morally imperative, not because it will boost economic productivity.
Supermarkets are among the worst offenders of plastic pollution.
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