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  • 6 Jun 2023
    Quinn Curtis, Ian Ayres

    Guardrailing Retirement Choices for Investor Success

    It’s hard to believe, but an increasing number of retirement plans are allowing employees to invest their 401(k) saving in non-conventional assets – including crypto currency funds and meme stocks.  On the one hand, limited exposure to esoteric investments can provide some diversification benefits, on the other hand, the investors who are interested in these […]

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  • 10 Jan 2023
    Charlotte Villiers, Beate Sjåfjell, Georgina Tsagas

    Sustainable Value Creation in the European Union

    Sustainability is on the agenda of many policymakers, businesses, civil society organisations and academia. The publication of the book Sustainable Value Creation in the European Union is therefore especially timely,as it offers insight on how the European Union has failed to achieve its overarching sustainability goals, and suggestions on how we should move forward. The […]

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  • 27 Sep 2022
    Ludger Schuknecht

    Debt Sustainability — A Truly Global Challenge!

    Global debt, public and private, is at record highs! But there is no agreement on whether we should worry about this much. My new Cambridge Element, Debt Sustainability—A Global Challenge” argues that we should care. Debt does not only affect poor countries, but also the largest and richest economies. In many of today’s advanced countries, […]

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  • 7 Jun 2022
    Armen Ovanessoff, Felippe de Medeiros Oliveira, Nobuiuki Costa Ito, Leandro S. Pongeluppe, Sergio G. Lazzarini

    Private entrepreneurs can elevate public innovations – But they also need better Governments

    There is no shortage of proposals to address society’s most pressing problems—poverty, health, urban infrastructure, climate change, and many others. These propositions often involve single-handed solutions involving either direct governmental action or private outsourcing of key services, with a host of hybrid arrangements in between—such as public-private partnerships or social enterprises mixing financial and social […]

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  • 22 Apr 2022
    Thomas Marois

    Public banks with a green and just public purpose are our best hope

    Everyone knows it. We are facing a global environmental crisis of extinction-level proportions driven by carbonizing fossil capitalism. In May 2021 the International Energy Agency (IEA) released it most alarming flagship report, Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. While offering a pathway to reversing carbonization, the Report stresses that existing […]

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  • 17 Mar 2022
    Alex M. Thomas

    A Novel Introduction to Macroeconomics

    One of the many flaws of mainstream economics is its systemic allergy to competing paradigms. My book Macroeconomics: An Introduction (2021) treats this problem by providing readers not only with an alternative paradigm but also with a critique of mainstream economics. The alternative paradigm draws on the ideas of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, […]

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  • 16 Mar 2022
    Cover for Indigenous Peoples and International Trade
    Risa Schwartz, John Borrows

    An Introduction to Indigenous Peoples and International Trade

    Since the publication of Indigenous Peoples and International Trade there has been a number of notable international legal economic instruments incorporating provisions relevant for Indigenous Peoples, The Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA), endorsed by Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Taiwan in late 2021, is the first multilateral economic instrument dedicated to Indigenous […]

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  • 28 Feb 2022
    The Money Minders
    Jagjit Chadha

    Picking up the Pieces

    After the extensive support to monetary and financial sectors in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and then during the Covid-19 pandemic, central bankers are now faced with the difficult task of engineering a controlled re-entry to the normal cycle of demand management. As we can all begin to see, the two-year interruption to […]

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