Posts byDaniel Haerle

Economics student with interests in economics, history, politics, geography, and language.


A Poverty Trap

It is the year 1879. Tensions are rising in South America. On February 14, troops of the Chilean army occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta, thereby commencing what would later be known as the War of the Pacific. The Bolivian-Peruvian alliance would then suffer a clear defeat against Chile, resulting in painful loss of

A Look into the History of Economic Thought: Mercantilism

As a new editor for Rostra Economica with a particular interest in history, I would like to contribute to the magazine’s diversity of topics by presenting a peek into the history of economic thought, which can prove insightful when looking at present and future economic systems. Mercantilist theory was dominant in most of Europe throughout