The 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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March 30, 2017
Alice Pirlot argues that – rather than being outmoded – border taxes are a useful political instrument in the attainment of economic, social and environmental goals.
March 24, 2017
Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson outline the mechanisms underlying regional economic growth and competitiveness, in particular the role of institutions within these processes. […]
March 8, 2017
Aldo Geuna and Federica Rossi explore the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth. […]
January 13, 2017
Yuko 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. […]