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What’s next for Sustainability?

Posted on the 23rd January 2017 by Ieva

The world is filled with fossil-fueled power stations and energy-guzzling factories, the Earth is experiencing radically high temperatures, while the most powerful leader proclaims that…

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WES Presents: Dr. Madsen Pirie

Posted on the 19th January 2017 by Orsola Maria

Dr. Madsen Pirie, President of the Adam Smith Institute, took the stage on 18th January as WES Presents’ second speaker of the academic year. To…

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Italy and Austria: diverging prospects

Posted on the 7th December 2016 by Louis

With the Austrian general election and Italian constitutional referendum now behind us, we turn our attention to the impact these two events will likely have…

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Kenya: the new modes of development

Posted on the 30th November 2016 by Orsola Maria

Dr. Peter Wuffli: “The integration of a new, more holistic “one world” perspective that reflects today’s and tomorrow’s realities.” The approach embraced by the Elea…

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WES Presents: Antonio Garcia Pascual

Posted on the 25th November 2016 by Ieva

Antonio Garcia Pascual, Chief Europe economist at Barclays Bank, was welcomed onto the podium for the first WES Presents talk of the year in a…

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The future of the Federal Reserve under President Trump

Posted on the 23rd November 2016 by Ieva

On the 8th of November, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States of America, causing some anxiety about the…

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The uneasy state of European Banks

Posted on the 16th November 2016 by Ieva

With Brexit, US presidential election, and the Basel III rules on the horizon, European banks are facing a period of turbulence. Europe is currently witnessing…

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EU-Canada CETA deal: signed but questionable

Posted on the 9th November 2016 by Ieva

The controversial and long-delayed EU-Canada trade deal has finally been signed after seven years of negotiation and several break-downs. Yet, the wide-spread antagonism in Europe,…

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France's uncertain presidential election

Posted on the 2nd November 2016 by Ieva

This May, the French will participate in a national presidential election that is likely to be over before it starts. Unless current President Francois Hollande…

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Italy: a torn country between economic instability and political uncertainty

Posted on the 26th October 2016 by Orsola Maria

"Growth estimates are down after the Brexit" said Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at RTL radio show. After the decision of the UK’s citizens to…

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The consequences of a Brexit for EU students

Posted on the 25th June 2016 by Louis

Britain has voted. And it decided to go. Last week we speculated about what could happen after Britain turned its back to the European Union…

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EU referendum: in or out?

Posted on the 20th June 2016 by Louis

On June 23, British citizens will have the right to decide UK’s future in the European Union (EU). The current affair is similar to the…

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Venezuela: Is This a Turning Point?

Posted on the 22nd January 2016 by Sumeeta

On December 6th, elections took place in Venezuela where the opposing Democratic Unity Roundtable unexpectedly achieved the majority, overthrowing the long-established United Socialist bloc. The…

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WES Presents: Vince Cable

Posted on the 16th January 2016 by Sumeeta

The second WES Presents event of this academic year took place on 12th of January. This time in collaboration with the Department of Economics and…

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The Middle East: Not Only War and Misery

Posted on the 2nd December 2015 by Sumeeta

Civil wars, terrorist groups, extremism, poverty, misery, and death have long been the most escalated topics and the most illustrative concepts, used whenever the region…

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The Economic Impact of the Paris Attacks: Resilience Or Acclimatization?

Posted on the 21st November 2015 by Aakanksha

On the night of November 14th, Paris suffered three simultaneous terrorist attacks committed by members of the Islamic Group. Besides the tremendous consequences in terms…

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WES Presents: Dr Sushil Wadhwani

Posted on the 19th November 2015 by Sumeeta

Warwick Economics Summit (WES) gave an official start to its 2016 project by launching the first WES Presents speaker event of the year on 17th…

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Turkey in Context: The Impact and Outcome of AK Regaining Majority

Posted on the 18th November 2015 by Aakanksha

Only five months after the last election, and with polls predicting a repeat of last June’s hung parliament, Racep Tayyip Erdogan achieved the impossible: his…

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The End of China’s One Child Policy: What and Why?

Posted on the 4th November 2015 by Aakanksha

The Chinese government has decided to terminate its decades-long one child policy, permitting all couples to have two children. Although the numbers are contested, according…

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Trans Pacific Partnership : World's Largest Trade Agreement

Posted on the 7th October 2015 by Sumeeta

After years of negotiation, trade ministers from 12 various countries managed to reach an accord regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is seemingly, the largest…

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The New Greek Bailout: A Trojan horse or a blessing in disguise?

Posted on the 30th July 2015 by Aakanksha

Officials representing the EU, ECB, ESM and IMF began their inspection of the Greek State with a visit to the State General Accounting Office on…

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ObamaCare; The Great Debate

Posted on the 8th July 2015 by Sumeeta

“My view is that health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: Fix what's broken and build on what works. And that's what…

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A Glimpse of WES

Posted on the 14th December 2014 by Max

Year after year, we welcome talented and bright students from universities across the world that have a keen interest in economics to participate in one…

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Contesting Current Affairs: The Internet as a platform for modern debate

Posted on the 2nd December 2014 by Max

Contesting Current Affairs: the Internet as a platform for modern debate Have you perceived a shift in focus on your Facebook newsfeed recently? Whereas in…

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High Risk, High Reward: Abenomics and the future of Japan

Posted on the 23rd November 2014 by Max

"What is important, I believe, is that I really act on promises that I make and leave results. Leave a track record and show that…

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Raising the Glass Ceiling: An assessment of women in the workplace

Posted on the 14th November 2014 by Max

Raising the Glass Ceiling: A look back at Lisa Buckingham from WES 2014 Lisa Buckingham at WES 2014 Women in business The issue of women’s…

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An insight into the work of Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate

Posted on the 3rd November 2014 by Shanta

‘How to Make the Right Decisions without Knowing People’s Preferences’ In anticipation of the Warwick Economics Summit (WES) 2015, we would like to introduce you…

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