What the IB economics syllabus doesn’t teach you: An insight into the field of behavioral economics

If you open up the first few pages of an IB economics textbook, you will doubtless come across the word “rational”, in the context of explaining how economic agents (buyers and sellers, households and firms) interact. The assumption is, in the course of the two years of an IB economics student’s studies, that us humans …

The use of DNA profiling in rape investigations

DNA profiling is the use of genetic information to match crime scene evidence with suspects in criminal investigations (Easteal & Easteal, 1990). Introduced in the late 1980s, this technique has revolutionized forensics laboratories as it allows scientists to reach a certain degree of identification as well as exclude individuals from inquiries (Easteal & Easteal, 1990). …

An Introduction: Regulating the Gig Economy

The Gig Economy refers to a labour market, specifically over an online platform, where short-term contracts and freelance work is favoured over full-time employment (Gross, 2018). There are no doubt conveniences for consumers offered by the Gig Economy, where simply pressing a button on your phone can order food to be delivered to your doorstep, or …