Benjamin Andrew

Ben is a third year undergraduate at the University of Bristol, studying Economics and Politics. He is particularly interested in how economic policies and ideas affect different groups in society. Ben's economic opinions are reinforced by a firmly political outlook, and a strong interest in current affairs.

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Premier League tickets – will prices ever stop rising?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Premier League tickets – will prices ever stop rising?

The price of watching football in the UK has been the topic of much discussion in the press recently, with many questioning why fans are being forced to spend so much money to watch their teams play. It has been clear for a long time that many supporters are being priced out of buying tickets, […]

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Are Widespread Sanctions on Russia Possible?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are Widespread Sanctions on Russia Possible?

Since Russia’s invasion of the Crimea in southern Ukraine, the West has been desperately trying to find a strong response.

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Negative Interest Rates – A Step Too Far for Europe?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Negative Interest Rates – A Step Too Far for Europe?

After increasing concerns about potential deflation in the Eurozone, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have urged the European Central Bank (ECB) to consider the remarkable move of setting nominal interest rates below zero percent.

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What Next for the Scottish Currency?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
What Next for the Scottish Currency?

In September of this year, the people of Scotland will turn up in number to decide if their nation should become a wholly independent country. Perhaps the biggest among many questions around the prospect of independence is that of the currency.

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Minimum Wage up to £7? A Long Overdue Proposal

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Minimum Wage up to £7? A Long Overdue Proposal

The Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to raise the minimum wage above the rate of inflation to £7 an hour (up from £6.31 for those over the age of 21).

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Bitcoin – the Currency of the Future?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on February 10, 2014 2 Comments
Bitcoin – the Currency of the Future?

Since its introduction to the global market, Bitcoin has been slowly gaining in popularity. Created in 2009, the world’s first digital currency has the potential to transform the way global economics functions.

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