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BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Many of the causes of contemporary gridlock stem in part from the previous successes of the multilateral order. The world has not been able to negotiate a new global trade deal for 19 years. After 21 years of climate talks, we have yet to find a way to meaningfully reduce […]

by × 28 May 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Security and conflict

Boston marathon bombers: terrorist motives in doubt?

If they are responsible for last Monday’s bombings, the Tsarnaev brothers are mass murderers. Whether they are terrorists is less clear.

by × 02 May 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Can GM crops help to improve food security in India?

Can GM crops help to improve food security in India?

Food security ranks among the most pressing and inertial problems in India. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, India’s malnutrition rate has hovered around 20% over the past decade…

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Margaret Thatcher, Conviction not Consensus

Margaret Thatcher, Conviction not Consensus

How can you sum up a life like Margaret Thatcher’s in a few hundred words? Today’s papers, much like last night’s television, will be full of the standard history of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership: ‘U-turn if you want to’; special forces storming the Iranian Embassy; Brixton burning; the task-force leaving Portsmouth […]

by × 09 April 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Revitalising Banking Culture

Revitalising Banking Culture

Promotion of an ethical culture in banking, ethical-performance transparency for shareholder oversight, and changed hiring policies should be among the actions taken to prevent more failures. In my last blog, I highlighted some of the continuing issues with banking culture, today I suggest policies which would address the problems. Banking […]

by × 02 April 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The Problem with Banking Culture

The Problem with Banking Culture

We all know that it’s an issue, but promises of new “codes of conduct” in investment banking and capital markets will not automatically lead to better behaviour.

by × 01 April 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The admissions process of the school is nearing the final stages. It truly has been a tough and lengthy process; involving some long days for my colleagues and I.

by × 27 March 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The third phase of the Euro crisis

At the Spring European Council on 14/15 March 2013 the perennial issue of economic growth and jobs once again took centre stage. The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, stated on Twitter that “Things are better than one year ago, but growth still worrying and unemployment unacceptable.”

by × 25 March 2013 ×