Local David Versus Global Goliath

Populist parties and the decline of progressive politics in Italy

By Matteo Cavallaro


Has Economic Theory Failed?

George Soros explains why there is no mathematical equation that can define humanity.

Featuring George Soros

This paper analyzes the role of local spending, particularly on social welfare, and local inequality as factors in the Italian political crisis following the adoption in 2011 of more radical national austerity measures.

By Matteo Cavallaro

“Build back” means restoring the government and business investments in the productive capabilities of the U.S. labor force that created a growing middle class in the three decades after World War II

By Joshua Weitz, William Lazonick, and Philip Moss

Even if psychological factors influence participants’ decision-making, as behavioral economists compellingly argue, incorporating such factors into economic theory would seem to require that market participants adhere to elementary logical rules.

By Roman Frydman and Morten Tabor

How electric and self-driving cars could change the industry

By Annamaria Simonazzi, Jorge Carreto Sanginés, and Margherita Russo

Carbon pricing still has the potential to be a powerful tool contributing to emissions reductions, but it is clearly no panacea.

By Ryan Rafaty, Geoffroy Dolphin, and Felix Pretis

In this paper we analyze the Gilens dataset using the complementary tools of Random Forest classifiers (RFs), from Machine Learning.

By Shawn K. McGuire and Charles B. Delahunt

Dec 08, 2020

Webinars and Events

Debt Talks Episode 5 | Developing Country Debt: What's Next?

Can developing countries cope with high debt levels? How dire is the situation? Has the policy response been adequate? And what’s the situation in private external debt, and what should be done about private creditors? This edition of Debt Talks will discuss the situation in developing country debt during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 02, 2020

Webinars and Events

The Future of Work | Meaningful Integration or Jobless Future?

The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?

Nov 17, 2020

Webinars and Events

Debt Talks Episode 4 | Do We Need a Debt Jubilee?

What is the current situation in private indebtedness in the U.S.? Recent ideas suggest that excessive levels of debt are an obstacle to a quick recovery and sustained economic growth.

Nov 10, 2020

Webinars and Events

The Future of Work | Who’s Not Afraid of Robots? A Comparison of National Models

Some nations have embraced new technologies, while others seem ill-prepared. What accounts for this difference?

Oct 27, 2020

Webinars and Events

The Future of Work | The Work of Future: How Will Work Be Different?

In the future, how will work be different, what jobs are most at risk, what jobs are likely to grow?

Oct 20, 2020

Webinars and Events

Debt Talks Episode 3 | How Bad Can It Still Get? Credit Risks, Debt Overhang, and the COVID-19 Recession

What is the current situation in credit markets? Will an overhang of debt on corporate balance sheets slow down the recovery from the COVID recession and be a drag on investment going forward? Does the COVID recession still have the potential to turn into a broader financial meltdown?