Russia’s Pension Reform: A Necessary Evil?

By: Ruben Hirsch (Guest Writer) On August 29, Vladimir Putin took the rare step of appearing on national television to address the Russian nation. In...

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...

Russia-China Pipeline deal, political or economic move?

In the constant struggles that are the geopolitics of oil, revolutionary changes are on the horizon. Russia’s dominance of the natural gas market since...

Power Shifts after Britain’s Drift

By: Maria Lohmann (Guest Writer) With Brexit looming around the corner, France and Germany will soon be left with the responsibility of filling the power...

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,...

Rise of Global Protectionism: Natural Economic Development Round or Step Back as a Necessary...

Protectionism is growing at a record pace, despite the fact that the majority of economists consider it an absurd economic policy. According to a recent...

“We Need The Next Marx!”

By: Thomas Kögler (Guest Writer) In his magisterial “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the French economist Thomas Piketty showed that inequality in terms of both...

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...

Paradise Lost – The Venezuelan Crisis and the Response of the International Community

Venezuela anguishes in what is being described as the country’s worst economic, social and political crisis to date. A combination of low oil prices,...

The Singapore of Africa?

In November 2018, during a business trip to the Rwandan capital Kigali, Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma did not mince his words. Calling Rwanda “a...

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