NextGenerationEU: The Right Solution for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are facing a serious economic crisis. The European Union is no exception. To...

Vive le CFA Franc – The Leech That Is Draining Africa  

The relationship between French colonisation and economic dominance has always been intertwined. From the first trading ports in Senegal in the 17th century and...

Boosting Women Entrepreneurship in the Med: Such a Mad Idea?

5Gender equality, anchored at the very heart of human rights, has been gaining considerable momentum over the course of the past few years. Still,...

State Capitalism in the 21st Century

In recent years, the world has seen a rise in state interventionism. Most of these interventions, especially in developed countries, have to be seen...

AfCFTA: Putting the Cart before the Horse?

Following the commencement of the modern multilateral trading system, particularly with the advent of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), international trade has been institutionalised...

Social Entrepreneurship as an Antidote to Lebanon’s Economic Collapse?

Lebanon’s economy is reeling after an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Levantine nation’s history. In a country that has been witnessing a revolutionary struggle...

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: An Economic Perspective

While the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh may have been fought militarily, the form the war took was decisively shaped by economics. Namely, because of economics,...

Eurobonds: How They (Un)bond the Euro Area Member States

The idea of a joint debt mechanism emerged once more in the EU, propelled by the same “spendthrift” states and opposed by the same...

Universal Basic Income: Pandemic Panacea or Policy Pipedream?

As of the middle of May 2020, 36 million Americans are unemployed, with a further three million filing for unemployment during the same week....

‘‘Francly’’ Speaking: The Stakes of the New West African Monetary ECO-System

Since the middle of the last decade, public debate in the West African region, namely in the francophone countries, has been dominated by the...

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