ECON+ Podcast Episode Six: US Elections results and Trump’s Economic Plan

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

Time For A Universal Basic Income?

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?

I, Daniel Blake – squeezed, cheated and dehumanized by benefits? #FilmReview

By Victoria Collins It’s not about how accurate or inaccurate the film is, it’s about how people feel they’re being squeezed, cheated and dehumanized by a system that’s supposed to support them. Ken Loach’s latest work, heralded as one of … Continue reading I, Daniel Blake – squeezed, cheated and dehumanized by benefits? #FilmReview

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements

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

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

By Pedro Sousa * The second in a series of three articles Where is the leadership? The global economy and, in fact, the world is not in good shape. The transition from a unipolar world order to multipolar disorder has created a vacuum … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

By Pedro Sousa * The first in a series of three articles Major consequences of the global financial crisis remain evident eight years after the G20’s first meeting following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. World leaders acting collectively on international macroeconomic issues is … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

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