woensdag 4 augustus 2010
Read this report from Prof. A. Haelterman (KUL) here.
"Anniversaries are a time for reflection and, as the third anniversary of the credit crunch approaches, I have been doing some reflecting on where I went wrong as an economist. My own errors, of course, are of particular interest only to me, but I fear that they are fairly representative of the economics profession." Read Tim Harford's article in the Financial Times here.
Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle wants to make Germany more attractive to foreign specialists by offering them financial incentives to immigrate. It is not a new idea, and neither is the debate that has ensued. But commentators say the time has come to open up the gates to qualified workers. Read the complete article on Der Spiegel International here.
he debate over fiscal policy has reached a fork in the road. One way leads to maintaining or increasing the fiscal stimulus. This column argues that policymakers should take the other path. This would mean phasing out government expenditure while phasing in social protection programmes at the risk of a double-dip recession but potentially resulting in a more vibrant economy. Read Guillermo Calvo's article on EUVOX here. The author is Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
For decades, research universities in the United States have been universally acknowledged as the world’s leaders in science and engineering, unsurpassed since World War II in the sheer volume and excellence of the scholarship and innovation that they generate. But there are growing signs that the rest of the world is gaining ground fast – building new universities, improving existing ones, competing hard for the best students, and recruiting US-trained PhDs to return home to work in university and industry labs. Is the international scholarly pecking order about to be overturned? Read Ben Wildavsky' column for Project Syndicate here. The author is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World.
Two years after the US subprime crisis, China is seeing its own real estate bubble as a result of massive state stimulus programs. Many economists are warning it could burst soon, with unpredictable results for the global economy.
Read this article in the Spiegel Online Internatational here.
Le système des titres-services a continué de se développer durant la crise économique de 2009, ressort-il d'une étude de l'entreprise de consultance "IDEA Consult" réalisée sur demande des autorités.
Lisez l'article dans LLB ici.