What Next: The AfCFTA in Context

A triumph! Despite one of the biggest economies in Africa cancelling their trip to Kigali, the signing of the AfCFTA went ahead as planned. The absence of Nigeria did not deter other leaders from attending, particularly from other economic...

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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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Towards the next frontier: Industry 4.0 and e-commerce

Conversations about the fourth industrial revolution often revolve around the negative impacts thereof and how woefully unprepared we are. This debate was brought into sharper focus after Donald Trumps’ victory as the media and academics scrambled to find out...

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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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Digital trade – changing the landscape in the information age

For the past 16 years Walmart has been among the top three companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Globally it employs 2.3 million people and posted $482.1 billion in revenue for 2015. Reportedly Walmart’s biggest concern is its...

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