ECON+ Podcast Episode Four: Failures of Capitalism

We examine what’s gone wrong with capitalist systems around the world. Does capitalism always lead to crony capitalism? Is neoliberalism to blame for the rise of crony capitalism? Should monopolies exist? Continue reading ECON+ Podcast Episode Four: Failures of Capitalism

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Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

By Rachel de Sá Brazil. The land where women are beautiful, food is delicious, everyone knows how to dance “samba”, play football, and of course, the future is bright and the time to shine is just around the corner. Right? … Continue reading Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

By Carlos Valdivia Peru has elected a new leader. Liberal Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – better known as “PPK” – won the runoff election against populist Keiko Sofia Fujimori. The results were announced on the 9th of June, four days after the … Continue reading Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

By Pedro Sousa Make no mistake: what is happening between the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi and the German government is extremely significant for economic growth and wellbeing across the whole of Europe. Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB … Continue reading Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined

By Pedro Sousa * The fifth in a series of five articles The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined The economic order that was established after two World Wars has since faced numerous challenges of varying complexity. … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined

#PolicyBlog: what does increasing tuition fees really mean for young people

POLICY FACT SERIES Dig deeper: what does increasing tuition fees really mean for young people English universities tripled their fees from £3,000 to £9,000 as of 2012, because the government opted to transfer the financial burden from public (state funds) … Continue reading #PolicyBlog: what does increasing tuition fees really mean for young people

#PolicyBlog Capitalism in crisis or simply not enough responsible businesses?

What kind of policy could be put in place to make capitalism more ethical? Some would argue that Capitalism is moving us in the right direction, the percentage of people living under 1.25 dollars a day (the world poverty line) … Continue reading #PolicyBlog Capitalism in crisis or simply not enough responsible businesses?

“Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD

By Maria Dahl, Junior Consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris “Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD One of the perks of working at the OECD is being … Continue reading “Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD