Can Davos stop the spiral of protectionism?

Authors: Andreas Freytag, Matthias Bauer und Philipp Lamprecht Last week, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) took place in Davos under the theme: “Creating a shared future in a fractured world”. Several thousand decision-makers gathered to discuss...

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What to expect from the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires?

|Blog by: Andreas Freytag, Philipp Lamprecht and Matthias Bauer Buenos Aires is going to host this year’s Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Commencing next Sunday, the 11th Ministerial does not come with a lot of fuss. The WTO has, at...

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What can the private sector do to bring down corruption?

Corruption is a far-reaching problem in all corners of the world. It even occurs in countries that, according to Transparency International, are largely free of corruption. While it is the exception in Scandinavia and other OECD countries, it is...

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Populism on the rise: What to do?

This is the third part of Tutwa’s mini-series, Populism on the rise, which is dedicated to the reaction to populist movements and politics in order to maintain a liberal world economic order (Pax Americana), which I regard as the...

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Populism on the rise: What are the costs?

In this second part of Tutwa’s mini-series, Populism on the rise, the focus falls on the consequences of populism for society and its economic welfare. Predicting the outcomes of populist developments is of course a very difficult exercise, since...

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Populism on the rise: Is there a rational policy response?

More than two months after his inauguration, the President of the United States (US) is visibly still in campaign mode. He seems to have identified half of the US-population and the mainstream press as his personal enemies and searches...

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