London Marathon 2019

I spent my Sunday at the London Marathon. Not running it (oh dear) but supporting my housemate who was attempting this amazing feat (and conquered it under 4 hours). People cheered and high-fived every passing runner, hoisted encouraging banners and offered water/energy gels/candy/honestly any kind of support running 26.2 miles requires. The atmosphere was uplifting … More London Marathon 2019

Women in Economics

A few weeks ago, I sat down with CTaLE’s Dr. Ramin Nassehi to talk about his Economics Walk around UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. After making notes for his featured blog post (found here), he mentioned how ironic it was that though UCL’s Department of Political Economy was ground-breaking in that it hosted the first coeducational class … More Women in Economics

The Cost of Fire

The California wildfires have captured headlines for the past weeks raging through both northern and southern parts of the state. With the fires, Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire to name a few, fast destroying homes and taking lives it is set to be California’s deadliest in the state’s history. As I am writing this, the … More The Cost of Fire

Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This is my second Thanksgiving in London and my first opportunity to reflect on this holiday in an economic standpoint, especially taking into account its impact on the US and the UK. This Investopedia article does well in explaining Thanksgiving and its link to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This post is … More Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday