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 Takuma Nakamura Views on Abenomics become conflicting It has been three and half years since Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, introduced his economic policy package called “Abenomics” in December 2012. Though it was widely praised by many economists and … Continue reading Where Is Abenomics Now? Not Much Time Left – Use The Final Card Wisely
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
ECON+ would like to know more about what the job market is really like for young people trying to find their first professional job (paying at least the minimum wage). We’re looking for 16-30 year olds to fill out this … Continue reading Questions for you: Pick me, pick me! Finding your first job as a young person today #ECONQs
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
By Maria Dahl, Junior Consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris A solution to the alleged skills mismatch between labour supply and demand The so-called ‘unskilled Generation Y’ might not be so inadequate. On-the-job training has almost … Continue reading Why aren’t rich companies and highly skilled candidates a match made in heaven?
By Ana Rovzar, International Energy Graduate of Sciences Po Paris More needs to be done to reduce youth unemployment in the EU Last November, European Union (EU) leaders signed a scheme to combat rising youth unemployment in the region. Dubbed … Continue reading The EU Youth Guarantee in the Spotlight
By Ana Rovzar, International Energy Graduate of Sciences Po Paris Syrian refugee communities are having complicated impacts on the Jordanian local economies. As the civil war in Syria sets in its 30th consecutive month of internal armed struggle, Syrians continue … Continue reading Syrians in Jordan: Cause for tension?
By Yann Prell, Junior Researcher at GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Germany South Korea must address its inactive share of academics for sustainable growth. Compared to problem stricken countries like Spain or Greece, youth unemployment in Korea doesn’t seem to … Continue reading Are Koreans too educated?