Wise people tend to measure words and carefully address every aspect of the topic they are discussing, avoiding oversimplification and rushed conclusions. Having served as the Chief Economist at the IMF and Chief Macroeconomist in Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Professor Maurice Obstfeld makes no exception to this principle. Continue reading “WES Exclusive: Prof. Obstfeld on US-China Relations, Greece’s Economy and more”
Faced with a myriad of problems ranging from uncertainty in political dynamics, an economy that slipped into a technical recession and an unsustainable expansionary budget, the year ahead for Italy seems paved with challenges. Continue reading “WES Exclusive: Interview with Prof. Sironi on the state of Italy’s future”
As we approach the 18th edition of the Warwick Economics Summit, let’s take a look back at the history of this conference and see how it has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
The IMF has published a research paper (Diez et al. 2018) stating that an increase in markups does not lead to an increase in investment, as has been hypothesised in classical economic theory. Rather, in industries with a higher concentration of monopoly power, they just lead to higher profits.
2019 marks a momentous year for Romania’s past, present and future. Three decades ago, the Berlin wall was torn down, opening the iron curtain and beginning the country’s rapid modernization process. January 1st this year, Bucharest kicked off its 6-month presidency of the European Council, drawing the spotlight to the uncertain state of its domestic democracy and rule of law. And yet, as a leader in technology and cybersecurity, Romania could prove itself a crucial asset to NATO and the EU’s future as the upcoming European elections make the prospect of Russian cyber attacks ever more likely.
Student loans help cover the high costs of higher education, unavoidable to succeed in today’s job market. But it is necessary to investigate their long-run effects on individual well-being, income inequality and costs for taxpayers.
Fabian Zuleeg, the Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre calls for structural economic reforms to combat slow eurozone growth.
In 2010, the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, founded The Behavioral Insight Team (BIT) – popularly known as the Nudge Unit – with a simple but impossible mission: Transform the approach of major government departments and deliver a tenfold return on its cost.
The recent disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi has raised interesting questions about the current state of press freedom.