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New Intermediaries and the Attention Economy

October 4, 2017


Chris Bilton looks at the dominant role played by global internet companies in today’s creative and media industries […]

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The Failure of Economic Policy

July 29, 2016


Economics-UmbrellaEconomics needs to get rid of its “dismal science” status, to really become a relevant scientific approach to understand and eventually solve the major socio-economic as well as geo-political issues of the contemporary world. Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi take a look at the way ahead. […]

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Back to the future for International Organisations? By Michael Davies and Richard Woodward

October 6, 2015



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How have international organizations developed and what will their role be in the future?  Michael Davies and Richard Woodward argue that in their composition and structure many international organizations are returning to their 19th century roots.


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Who’s Afraid of Free Market Economics? By Steven Kates

October 23, 2014



San Paulo Stock Exchange, by Rafael Matsunaga (CC BY 2.0).

As the Second Edition of Free Market Economics: an Introduction for the General Reader has just been published, author Dr Steven Kates tells us why his textbook is still unique.


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Understanding Climate Policy with Economic Tools – by Richard Tol

August 26, 2014



Climate change is a problem that is unprecedented in its scale, scope, duration, complexity, uncertainty and inequity. The debate about climate policy is muddled, confused, confusing, ill-informed, hysterical and acrimonious. It need not be. Climate change is a difficult issue, but not beyond human wit. Richard Tol, Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, explains how his new book on climate economics offers the reader a set of tools that, if properly applied, can shed light on the aims and implementation of climate policy. […]

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