November 13, 2018

Troubled Water Over Oil

I’m sure you are aware that the oil price has fallen from over $100 per barrel to less than $50 since the middle of last year. This is bad news for some and good news for others. But what has caused this dramatic and, it appears, unforeseen drop in the price of oil? You’ll find […]

Seven Billion and Counting

Recently a good friend of mine said that there are “too many” people in the world. This made me think of a blog I wrote two years ago about the world’s population hitting 7 billion. If you look at this population clock, you will see that the world’s population is now about 7.2 billion. My […]

Oligopoly Strikes Again!

I’ve been listening to the radio intently on my drive to work every morning this week. Every time there is a news update I cannot help but think about a couple of blog posts I wrote more than a year ago about the oligopolistic nature of the UK utilities market. You can find them here […]

Hazy Days in Malaysia

For the past six months I’ve been working at the new Heriot-Watt University Campus in Malaysia. It’s certainly been an interesting experience which has given me a fresh perspective on the world. I’ve also developed a taste for Beef Rendang. You’ve probably heard about the haze covering Singapore and parts of Malaysia over the past […]

Interesting Articles

My short time as Blog Master is finishing today and I’ll be handing over to colleagues Jane and Barbara for the rest of August. That doesn’t mean that I will stop blogging – if I see an issue that captures my imagination I’ll be sure to post something here. In the meantime I have been […]

Olympic Gold

If you are not a sports fan you will already be bored with the Olympics. To you I apologise in advance. It will come as no surprise that there was a lot of coverage in the press in the run up to the games, and true to form the UK media has been resoundingly negative […]

Blog Master’s Welcome

Welcome to the new improved EBS blog. Here we will be looking at real life issues and relating them to the content of the courses you are studying. We are aiming for a cross-disciplinary approach here – real world problems and issues are never purely linked to a single business discipline, so I’ll see if […]

What next for the Economics Blog?

As you know we have been trialling this Economics faculty blog since early October as part of an initiative to develop new learning technologies at EBS. We have surveyed some of you recently and the results indicate that the blog has been a resounding success. You told us that the blog not only increased the […]