• Which Economists Have Had the Greatest Influence on Our Current Economic System?
    Which Economists Have Had the Greatest Influence on Our Current Economic System?

    Certain works of economic thought have shaped the way modern societies operate – for better and for worse. 

  • “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”
    “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”

    To get an idea of the political construction of the world of tomorrow, one has to travel back in time – sometimes a few thousand years. Renowned MIT economist Daron Acemoğlu talks about the making…

  • Photo by Jannes Van den wouwer on Unsplash
    Photo by Jannes Van den wouwer on Unsplash
    IN THE MEDIA: Brexit and the UK’s “Most Important Election in a Generation”

    Britain made a choice that defines the next decade. The evergreen issue? Brexit! Here is what you need to know.

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    ROBERT CAPLIN/NYT/Redux/laif
    IN THE MEDIA: Paul Volcker and the End of Inflation as Our Parents Knew It

    Paul Volcker passed away on Sunday. How did he, as one of the most influential economists of the last decades, shape the economic history of the USA and the world?

  • The Davos Manifesto 2020
    Photo by Evangeline Shaw on Unsplash
    The Davos Manifesto 2020

    Ushering in a New Era of Stakeholder Capitalism

  • Photo by Kirill Sharkovski on Unsplash
    Photo by Kirill Sharkovski on Unsplash
    IN THE MEDIA: China Cables

    The “China Cables”, a series of so far secret government documents on the political guidelines for the mass detention of Muslim minorities in northwestern China, has been made accessible to the public. Photo: Kirill Sharkovski…

  • Kai Strittmatter, Foto Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    Kai Strittmatter by Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    “We Can No Longer Afford the Naivety When It Comes to China Under Xi Jinping”

    The "Middle Kingdom" is back. But not the way one had imagined in the West: While the Chinese economy is growing, the freedoms of the population are dwindling, says China expert Kai Strittmatter.

  • IN THE MEDIA: The Globalization of Protest

    From violent clashes to ongoing civil unrest, the world seems to have entered a new era of anti-government protest movements. Yet what do most of these have in common? Anti-immigration sentiments are fueling popular anger…

  • IN THE MEDIA: Singles Day…?

    When the sales revenue of Alibaba at 13 billion dollars per hour reaches a new all-time high, it’s “Singles Day.” But wait: Singles Day…? “Singles Day” is the world’s biggest shopping event, even more significant…

  • IN THE MEDIA: Whistleblowing

    For many people, the word “whistleblowing” – a term much bandied about in the United States of late – conjures up feelings of betrayal. But blowing whistles plays a central role in subjugating institutional misconduct.…