Global Security, US

What will Trump mean for the US and the World?

  For the third time this year, the world has awoken to an election result that leaves many people shocked. Donald Trump, who has spent less than half of the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, has capitalised on free media, the allure of a good show, and sheer anger to win the Presidential election. He will… Continue reading What will Trump mean for the US and the World?

Economics, Events

Examining an elephant: globalisation and the lower middle class

  The Policy Forum is hosting Adam Corlett, of the Resolution Foundation, to present his latest paper on the effects of globalisation on the lower middle class of the rich world, at 6:30pm on Monday 24th October in 4429 in the Main Building at Russell Square. The UK’s vote to leave the EU, the US… Continue reading Examining an elephant: globalisation and the lower middle class

Events

What can the UK prison system learn from the economics of prison gangs?

  The SOAS Policy forum is delighted to be hosting two very insightful speakers, Andrew Neilson from the Howard League, and Dr David Skarbek, Kings College London, on a talk about prison reform, the economics of prison gangs, and what policies the UK Government should and should not be doing as they seek to upgrade… Continue reading What can the UK prison system learn from the economics of prison gangs?

Uncategorized

Syrian Refugees in Jordan – What are they doing to the labour market?

  Syrian Refugees in Jordan - What are they doing to the labour market? With enormous numbers of refugees spilling into Syria due to the ongoing conflict, there has been a great deal of discussion around the effects of this displacement, particularly on the recipient countries. Although most of this discourse has focused on Europe,… Continue reading Syrian Refugees in Jordan – What are they doing to the labour market?

Economics

Dr Emily Skarbek – How sweatshops benefit the poor.

This week Dr Emily Skarbek came to talk to the Policy Forum about how sweatshops can benefit the poor. Note that this wasn't a paternalistic discussion about how lucky people are to work 14 hour days earning cents per hour, but a demonstration of the choices some of the very poorest in the world make. Some research… Continue reading Dr Emily Skarbek – How sweatshops benefit the poor.