Connecting the Bridge from India to the UK 

By Shriya Vora | Edited by Ruth D’Souza  Rishi Sunak’s appointment as Britain’s youngest and first non-white, Indian-origin Prime Minister has caused quite a stir in the whole world, especially in India. A country that was ruled for years by the British is now finally seeing history make a full circle. Some have viewed this…

Automation Industry: A Boost to the Indian Economy

By Karishma Malhan | Edited by Khushi Shah Automation in simple terms is minimising human efforts through the creation and use of electronics and technologies that boost reliability and efficiency in performance. A major goal of automation is converting complex tasks into simple ones thus enhancing productivity and making our lives easier. It functions virtually…

Economics Declassified Newsletter: October 2022 Issue

Greetings! The Department of Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai is proud to present the first edition of its official newsletter- The Economics Declassified for the academic year 2022-23. This newsletter is our attempt to establish a space for the young minds where they can learn, gain insights and update themselves with the critical issues in…

The 5G race: A new wave of Economic Development 

By Aman Kayal (Editor-In-Chief) The promise of 5G has been echoed throughout the business world for years. 5G’s faster speed, lower latency and ability to connect vastly higher numbers of devices than previous generations of mobile technology offered executives a glimpse of a more efficient and productive future. By providing the basis for ubiquitous ultra-fast…

A New Dawn of the Sun

By Ruth D’souza Upon every veteran Xavierite’s post pandemic return to college, perhaps a slightly less noticeable detail evident only after careful observation were the newly fixed solar panels on the roof of the college. This change is noticeable in a number of other places too, proof of the fact that India’s solar power capacity…

The War of Currencies- The Inseparable Twin of a Trade Battle.

By Khushi Shah We’ve all read the news headlines about the value of the ”U.S. Dollar Dropping,” or about the ”Strong Euro Currency”. Next time you give an eye to them, you will know they’re talking about ‘Currency Wars’, sometimes called ”a race to the bottom.” Currencies change in value in relation to each other….

Consumerism, a hoax? : Case Study on Walmart

By Atiyah Krishnan | Edited by Ashna Ranade “Save Money. Live Better.” This is the tagline of the biggest retailer in America, Walmart. It was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. Walton spent a lot of time in the local supermarkets back then in order to determine their business strategies. He would stay at the…

The Smaller Picture

By Ruth D’souza If you’ve ever fallen prey to the attractive marketing strategy of small sized products, you are not alone. Be it the attractive packaging, the aesthetic of a product that fits in your palm or even the allure of using it as a sample without spending too much, these smaller packs have proved…

Boom in the Automobile Industry: The Innovation of Electric Vehicles

By Aman Kayal Edited by Nisha Gokhale Are Electric Vehicles (EV) economical? At first glance, EVs are definitely exorbitant compared to normal fuel run vehicles. However, EVs have significantly lower servicing costs, and unlike Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs), where service costs rise sharply with age, EVs have much lower service cost escalation over the same…

Economics Declassified YearBook for 2020-21

Less of talks, more of action!! Two defining things behind the Economics Declassified, brought to reality in 2016 with a purpose to deliberate, demystify and distill key economic ideas, to make them accessible to students from all streams. As we reflect on this past year, the experience has been simply incredible. We have served the…