Category Archives: Business

Jan 19 2017

Rerouting Globalisation: from economic to human development

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Βy Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso When the different stages of a production process are carried out in different countries, a form of global integration is being developed. The global integration of the production process is usually understood as economic … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2016

Windfall Revenues in Europe: What’s Next?

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By Juergen Braunstein, Marion Labouré and Julius Sen European countries need to start thinking of what to do with windfall tax revenues from multinationals. We argue that there is a need to create a structure addressing the risks relating to … Continue reading

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Oct 4 2016

The Great Stagnation

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By Marion Labouré and Juergen Braunstein The recent Brexit vote, as well as high uncertainty around a number of upcoming elections (e.g., the 2016 US and 2017 French presidential elections), are only symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Voting for … Continue reading

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Mar 19 2015

Corporate Social Responsibility in an Era of Economic Crisis: Empty Gesture or Tool for Corporate Learning?

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By Alvise Favotto and Kelly Kollman   The social legitimacy of business actors in EU member states has waxed and waned over the past two decades.  Levels of trust in business, as recorded in public opinion polls, tend to increase … Continue reading

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Jan 7 2014

Youth Unemployment: A Crisis on Top of Another Crisis

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By Terence Tse The financial crisis of 2008 devastated national economies around the world. We are still recovering. But the spotlight is only now beginning to be shone on one issue that could fracture national economies again—the youth unemployment crisis. Many … Continue reading

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Jul 30 2013

Start a business in Spain: mission impossible?

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By Antoine Kerfant With unemployment reaching record rates almost every month, families losing purchasing power and a dramatic credit crunch for small business, the situation in Spain does not seem very favourable for entrepreneurs and start-ups. In addition, the country … Continue reading

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May 1 2013

Managing a European Recovery: The Case for Public Spending for an Energy Transition

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By Afzal Siddiqui and Max Hänska* The public debate about a European economic recovery has atrophied in a stimulus vs. austerity, north vs. south blame game. Far too little attention is devoted to the question into which kind of investments … Continue reading

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