In this ECON+ podcast, we focus the debate on the economic health of emerging economies in the current global economic, financial and political climate. We explore in detail the domestic situation and outlook of Brazil, Russia and China, and what is the … Continue reading ECON+ Podcast Episode Seven: What Does 2017 Look Like For Emerging Markets?
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 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
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