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Crisis and the Failure of Economic Theory

April 19, 2017

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iStock-471332612-cracked-roadThe contemporary economic crisis is an extraordinary opportunity to test the relevance of economic theory. The first lesson to be learnt from this crisis is that economic theories are not abstract constructions, extraneous to the real world, but they produce significant consequences for the welfare of a society. In other words, economic theories can cause crises. Giancarlo Bertocco explains.

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The Taxation of Imports: An Outdated Threat to Assert Itself on the International Scene?

March 30, 2017

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Alice Pirlot argues that – rather than being outmoded – border taxes are a useful political instrument in the attainment of economic, social and environmental goals.

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Institutions and Uneven Regional Economic Development

March 24, 2017

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city-on-globe-illus-iStock-626522986Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson outline the mechanisms underlying regional economic growth and competitiveness, in particular the role of institutions within these processes. […]

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Do We Need Public Research Funding?

March 8, 2017

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Geuna-UniversityAldo Geuna and Federica Rossi explore the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth. […]

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Collaborative Governance for Social Innovation and the Rise of the Hybrid Domain

January 13, 2017

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istock-512692038-computer-people-abstractYuko Aoyama and Balaji Parthasarathy explore possibilities for new governance structures that blend social and economic missions and advance the livelihoods of the poor in the Global South. […]

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