Rostra Economica

Voices of discontent: the Romanian Awakening

Over the past weeks, Romania has witnessed the largest uprising since the fall of communism in 1989 – when former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown – over a hastily-imposed decree that would have decriminalised abuse in office by officials, if the sums involved were amounting to less than $48,500. This decree aimed to weaken anti-corruption

Oeconomicus: Societal Mathematics

The first question you get when you decide to apply for an economics bachelor’s is how good you are in mathematics. As you go through the courses you understand the origin of the preoccupation quite well: at a certain point, mathematics no longer has numbers, only letters. You study statistics, econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, and

Trump vs. China

The partnership between China and the United States, where each nation regards the other a potential adversary as well as a strategic partner, has been described by world leaders and academics as the world’s most important bilateral relationship of the century. Despite growing commercial ties, the bilateral economic relationship has become increasingly complex and often

Brazil: Season 1, Episode 2

As a Brazilian, I kind of always feel compelled to give an update about what is happening in my country. I’m sorry if these updates have been constant since I started writing for Rostra, but Brazil keeps giving me things to talk about, and unfortunately, not good ones. Since there are many similarities between our

The Time of Your Life

How studying appears solely to be fun, but in practice causes mental health problems among students

Lately I’ve been hearing more and more students complain about stress, deadlines, fatigue or sleeplessness, and the fact that there are only 24 hours in one day. We want to study, build an extensive network, create a good resume that will differentiate us from all the other students that will apply for the jobs we