Category: Economics

Policy Toolkit for 2021: What to Bring into the New Year

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Armadilly 2020 has been a difficult year from many points of view, with new problems upsettingly emerging and old ones inexorably worsening. However, with the new year comes an uplifting drive to change things, and, although it is impossible to draw exhaustive...

Dealing with the ageing of the Old Continent to prevent a European Collapse

Article by Laura Governi | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno For decades now, Europe has been facing an alarmingly low birth rate and the concurrent aging of its population. Scholars have argued that these trends could provoke the collapse of the economy. Are we equipped to work on the necessary...

A Post-Privacy World? Big Data and the Privacy Paradox

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Francesco Moretti Forecasting the future – a useful gift that mankind could only dream of, until today. Indeed, in the age of digitalization, the rise of the internet and AI, forecasting the future is no longer just a dream. Interestingly, we are...

How to stay competitive in the labour market after covid-19

Article by Cesar Shimura | Illustration by Armadilly Comics “My process got cancelled.” I often heard this kind of expression from friends that are currently facing my same situation: recent graduated students looking for opportunities to either find the first job or to be reallocated to a different one....

Business first: Italy and arms sales

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno If during this period of global pandemic most of the productive activity in Italy has been blocked, if not slowed down, there is instead a sector of the economy that has never stopped growing: that of arms. The Decree of...

The Chinese chase for the American soft power

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Chiara Zilioli   ‘’Foreign policy, as nature, refuses emptiness’’ (Francesco Costa)   Since the end of the Cold War, the international system changed. Experts now consider it a “liquid system”, not only because there aren’t two super powers constantly challenging each other...

Why COVID-19 and social discriminations are killing minorities in the US

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti At the end of March, the Governor of the State of New York defined COVID-19 as “the great equalizer”. But is that really so? Although the virus transcends national borders, not everyone is vulnerable in the same way. In particular,...

How companies will have to adapt their business models after the pandemic

Article by Richard Breitschwerdt | Illustration by Louseen Smith As Covid-19 spread across the globe, we first experienced impacts on the global value chains as China closed their production sites. Companies in the West had to make initial arrangements to outweigh the dependence on the Chinese market, but it...

Two steps forward, one step back: stocktaking from the last Eurogroup meeting

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti   “Too early to say”, Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai is quoted saying in a conversation with US President Richard Nixon when asked about the impact of the French Revolution. One of history’s most appreciated misunderstandings –the Chinese politician was...