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  • 28 Feb 2024
    Lucio Picci

    We should “rethink corruption”

    Have we reached a plateau in our understanding of corruption? I believe so. It’s time to push the boundaries of this discourse, moving what is currently at the periphery of the debate to the forefront of our discussions. In my new book, I urge readers to challenge the prevailing notions of corruption that have dominated […]

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  • 13 Oct 2023
    Jori P. Kalkman

    At the frontlines of crises: How responders resolve dilemmas in the face of chaos

    Imagine a crash site. Emergency services rush to the scene of the incident and begin to help. Firefighters, paramedics and police officers are bound to face a number of dilemmas as they carry out their activities. They have operational procedures in place for a range of emergencies, but every situation is unique, so do they […]

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  • 4 Oct 2023
    Ines A. Ferreira, Finn Tarp

    How institutions matter in Mozambique

    Launched in 2015 and completed in 2022, the Institutional Diagnostic Project aimed at identifying institutional factors that affect development, reforms that may help address existing institutional constraints, and factors that can preclude or enable these reforms. Using the motto ‘institutions matter’ as a starting point, the project sought to establish how institutions matter and to […]

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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
    Beate Sjåfjell, Georgina Tsagas, Charlotte Villiers

    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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