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The miraculous multiplication of loaves and fishes in the Italian electoral campaign

by Sergio Beraldo    8 February 2018    0

Italian general elections will be held on March the 4th, and these weeks will be remembered as a time when promises abound and all Italians are assured that from March on they will bask in eternal happiness. This is great news for Italians, after all what they suffered during the past years: no (...)

Populinomics Italian Style

by Sergio Beraldo    28 March 2018    0

After some months of amazing promises made by politicians pledging whatever might have warranted to them a parliamentary seat, the judgement day has finally come, as Italy’s general elections were held on March the 4th. Apparently, something like a tsunami materialised. In reality - however (...)

How Long is Long-Term Persistence?

by Sergio Beraldo    30 May 2018    0

A paper by economists Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales (GSZ) has recently made headlines and received widespread approval within the academic community. Their contribution, titled Long-term Persistence, provides the empirical test of a hypothesis put forward in 1993 by American (...)

Regional Convergence In Europe And The Redesign Of Cohesion Policy

by Sergio Beraldo    25 July 2018    0

In order to achieve a satisfactory degree of socio-economic cohesion, the European authorities have long recognized the importance of convergence in per capita levels of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As the fulfilment of this objective requires that relatively poor regions exhibit per capita (...)

Would De-Growth Make Us Happier?

by Sergio Beraldo    15 August 2018    0

Economists use the per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the main indicator of the level of material well-being achieved by a country. The GDP is the cake with which we feed ourselves; the portfolio to draw on to meet our material needs. In recent years, there have been many critical (...)

Who Is Afraid Of Populism?

by Sergio Beraldo    26 September 2018    0

If one wonders what Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Jeremy Corbyn and Matteo Salvini have in common, the answer is that each of them has been labelled populist, a word whose meaning is therefore being diluted as a result of loose usage. As emphasized by the BBC commentator Lionel Shriver, starting (...)

How Do Governments Circumvent EU Fiscal Rules?

by Sergio Beraldo    31 October 2018    0

The European Fiscal Board (EFB) - an agency established in 2015 by the European Commission to evaluate the implementation of EU fiscal rules and to advise the Commission on fiscal policies suitable to the euro area - has published its second annual Report (10th October 2018). The Report reviews (...)

Sugden’s Response to Behavioural Paternalism

by Sergio Beraldo    19 December 2018    0

The Community of Advantage by Robert Sugden has just been published by Oxford University Press. The author is a professor at the University of East Anglia, a member of the British Academy, and an influential economist. In his youth, influenced by Nobel Prize winner James Buchanan, Sugden worked (...)

The Reassessed OECD Jobs Strategy Revisited

by Sergio Beraldo    16 January 2019    0

The OECD Jobs Strategy was launched in 1994 in response to high and persistent unemployment in the member countries. Although unevenly spread across the labour force, at the time unemployment was indeed perceived as the main policy challenge facing the advanced countries. The Jobs Strategy (...)

Paris At Loggerheads With Rome As European Parliamentary Elections Approach

by Sergio Beraldo    13 February 2019    0

Paris has decided to recall its ambassador from Rome, further deepening one of the worst crises between the two neighbouring countries in recent European history. The dramatic (some say theatrical) move was motivated by the repeated verbal attacks that prominent Italian political leaders – Luigi (...)

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