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An Institutional Analysis of the Military’s Role in the Egyptian Economy

Economics
About the Scholar: Xinshi Ma grew up in China and Egypt and attended BASIS International School Shenzhen in Shenzhen, China. The Research: For the 30 years of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency, Egypt’s military played a much smaller role in the economy than it had under the two previous leaders, Nasser and Sadat. After the 2011 Revolution, […]

The Market Efficiency of “Smart Money” During the Tech Bubble

Economics
About the Scholar: Kevin Li grew up in the United States and attended Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois The Research: The “efficient market theory” hypothesizes that professional investors at major financial institutions are less prone to make trades influenced by emotion than individual “noise traders” and retail investors. Kevin observes that the collapse […]
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Comparing and Contrasting Economics Development: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore

Economics
About the Scholar: Alesha Wong Yun Ying grew up in Malaysia and attended Tenby International School in Setia Eco Park, Malaysia The Research: When Singapore and Malaysia became separate countries in 1965, Singapore was tiny and underdeveloped, had no natural resources, and was populated by recent immigrants. However, although both Singapore and Malaysia have flourished […]

Creative Destruction in the Sharing Economy: Uber’s Impact and Regulation

Economics
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Jiazan is from Auckland, New Zealand, where he attended Auckland International College The Research: Uber is one of the biggest names in business today, and, according to Jiazan, a catalyst for “creative destruction,” the process by which economic structures are revolutionized due to innovations in technology or production methods.  Jiazan […]
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The RAISE Act: Shutting the doors to the land of immigrants

Economics
About the Scholar: Junming Ren grew up in Hong Kong and attends The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA. The Research: The proposed RAISE Act would greatly reduce the number of visas available to immigrants to the United States and add a skills-based points system to increase the average immigrant skill level, assuming that […]