The skills delusion
It is commonly accepted that possessing superior skills will bring about a better-paid job. But as strikingly few skilled people are required to drive growth, are there enough highly paid jobs to go around?
Succeeding in economics
Many economics students are experiencing a disconnect between the content of their courses and the events taking place in the real world. Giving them the opportunity to learn about more than mere mathematics could be the solution
Can Europe’s banks save the EU?
Discord between Europe’s thousands of banks could be negatively impacting the continent’s ineffective financial system. Cross-border banking mergers may be the solution
The great depression
The 2008 financial crisis sank many of the world’s economists deep into mourning. They have only just now reached the fourth stage of the grieving process: depression
What would the world look like without China?
Although a slowdown in China could disrupt the global economy beyond all measure, the country’s collapse is not as close as many economists believe
The need for speed
There is a longstanding debate among economists over whether speed is a help or a hindrance to finance. Speed regulations, in trying to control the uncontrollable, could in fact have a negative impact on markets
OPEC is dead
Once the pride of Saudi Arabia, OPEC is now all but obsolete – and its creator was the one who killed it
Economists are still bargaining with the financial crisis
Economists are still grieving the 2008 financial crisis, and have now entered the third stage of the process: ‘bargaining’. However, a fixation on what could have been done differently makes it harder to tackle the issues head-on
Don’t hesitate, or you could crash the economy
Hesitation is a common response to uncertainty, but at its most extreme levels, it could be contributing to the world’s economic slumps
How developing economies should change their growth strategies
Developing economies need to adjust their growth strategies if they hope to catch up to their developed counterparts
Globalisers can’t ignore Trump and the Brexiteers
Globalisation is based on antiquated theories that have little place in the modern world, but national isolation is not the solution
Managing economic inequality
A firmer grip on globalisation could close the wealth gap
America’s saving perils
US spending amid a massive savings deficit is a threat to the American Dream
The drawbacks of providing fiscal aid
Sending financial aid to countries in need only stems the problem without solving it
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