This is just a compilation of what I’m working on at the moment.
I’m no professional academic—I’m a mere high school student—but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. First, I’m reading loads of studies and trying to write a paper comparing four models of regulating prostitution—legalization, decriminalization, partial criminalization, and complete criminalization.
Second, I’m doing a similar thing with guaranteed minimum income proposals (basically a means-tested UBI) and whether they’d work in developing countries, especially ones with relatively low immigration, and whether they’d be an effective substitute for other in-kind welfare.
I’m currently working my way through Jeffrey Perloff’s Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Jonathan Gruber’s Public Finance and Public Policy, and Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith’s Economic Development.
Relatively More Boring Things
I’m taking the SAT Subject tests in Math II and Biology in May, and AP exams in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Comparative Politics (though I’m now wishing I registered for Calculus BC or Statistics, and regretting my choices).