Post Tagged with: "Europe"

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Brexit: Opportunity or peril for trade with small and poor developing economies?

Brexit: Opportunity or peril for trade with small and poor developing economies?

The UK is rethinking its position in global trade. In the wake of the UK’s EU referendum and the vote to “leave,” the government has created a new Department for International Trade and is busy re-deploying several hundred civil servants to staff it. Yes, after more than 40 years, trade […]

by × 27 July 2016 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Image from the Remain and Leave campaign boat protests on the Thames, 15 June 2016

Democracy in a post-Brexit world

Britain has voted to leave the EU. The consequences could range from eventual breakdown of the UK to decades spent in economic recovery. It seems hard to believe that British people voted in favour of a position that makes little economic or political sense.

by × 11 July 2016 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister David Cameron campaign for Britain to stay in the EU.

Settling for second best

One important piece of economics has not been discussed enough in the Brexit debate: the Theory of Second Best Sixty years ago, a little paper somewhat revolutionised economics simply by explaining what seems like common sense: If your first best option is not available, the second best option might be […]

by × 08 June 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Do Britons and other Europeans disagree on policy issues? The answer might surprise you

Do Britons and other Europeans disagree on policy issues? The answer might surprise you

Eurosceptics in the UK and elsewhere often argue that the EU subverts democracy by forcing countries with different values and economic systems to follow the same rules. The Vote Leave Campaign, for instance, laments that “Politicians have surrendered the UK’s power to veto laws we disagree with, so if the […]

BSG Students, Security and conflict

Place des Martyrs - Martelaarsplaats, Brussels, Belgium. Source: Flickr

A time for European solidarity

I am Franco-Belgian. Tonight, March 22nd 2016, I am #BruxellesAttacks #IkBenBelge, when on November 13th 2015 I was #JeSuisParis and on January 7th 2015 #JeSuisCharlie. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims – 33 deaths and over 200 injured – and their families, to the Belgians, to my […]

by × 24 March 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

The European Disunion: How the continent lost 
its way

The European Disunion: How the continent lost 
its way

The EU is under siege. The arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria has tested the single-border principle at the core of the union. The ongoing financial crisis in Greece has strained the single currency. The United Kingdom will soon hold a referendum on whether […]

by × 18 December 2015 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

The IMF’s euro crisis

The IMF’s euro crisis

Over the last few decades, the International Monetary Fund has learned six important lessons about how to manage government debt crises. In its response to the crisis in Greece, however, each of these lessons has been ignored. The Fund’s participation in the effort to rescue the eurozone may have raised […]

by × 27 July 2015 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Guest contributor

Europe’s Asian Pivot

Europe’s Asian Pivot

CAMBRIDGE/OXFORD – The Obama administration’s so-called “pivot to Asia” is the most important strategic shift that the United States has undertaken since the end of the Cold War – and it has profound implications for Europe. But Europe’s leaders have largely ignored or misunderstood its significance, and thus have failed […]

by × 13 September 2013 ×