By Pedro Sousa Cities are home to more than 50% of the world’s population, and the number could reach 70% by 2050. It seems clear governments have increasingly understood that urbanization is one of the most important global trends of … Continue reading Urbanization In The Agenda For Inclusive Growth And Sustainable Development
The US Presidential election result of 2016 shocked the world. As Donald Trump officially takes up the helm of 45th President of the United States, hear what our early impressions were of what his presidency could mean for the US … Continue reading ECON+ Podcast Episode Six: US Elections results and Trump’s Economic Plan
By Pedro Sousa The Italian economy The one government that has been battling Germany for the recalibration of the Eurozone towards growth and shared prosperity has been the Italian government, under the guidance of Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Padoan … Continue reading Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the ECON+ team! We want to thank our members, audience and our team for a great year. 2017 is right around the corner and it looks promising. We look forward to improving the economic discussion … Continue reading Season’s Greetings from ECON+
By Pedro Sousa * This article was originally published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs. The concept of a universal basic income has received renewed attention in 2016. The general frustration with mainstream politics and the finance sector—manifested in the Brexit … Continue reading Time For A Universal Basic Income?
By Pedro Sousa The fact that we will see Donald Trump as President of the United States of America in January of 2017 is another massive signal of the anti-establishment period the Western world is going through. Trump ran and … Continue reading Trump’s Economic Plan: A Misguided Macroeconomic Gamble
By Pedro Sousa “President of the United States of America, Donald Trump” is a sentence that would have drawn plenty of laughs a year ago. Surprise, surprise, a year later, Trump is the President of the United States of America. … Continue reading Trump and Trade – What’s the deal?
By Pete Darvas and Kabira Namit * Originally posted on the World Bank blog “Education for Global Development” In March 2014, Liberia announced that there were two suspected cases of Ebola in Lofa and Nimba counties. Six months later, Ebola … Continue reading School enrolment in Liberia higher than before the Ebola epidemic
Meet Kabira Namit. Kabira originally hails from the Goldilocks island of Bombay (not too hot, not too cold, just right) but over the last few years at various points in time, he has called Skopje, London, Accra, Lilongwe, Princeton and … Continue reading Member of the Moment Kabira
By Pedro Sousa * The third in a series of three articles The G20’s action for inclusive growth is being hampered by a lack of leadership The G20 has emerged as the main forum for international economic cooperation. It would seem obvious that … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements