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The COVID economy is here for the long haul

Javier Díaz Giménez A post-COVID economy? Not so fast, says Javier Díaz Giménez. Business leaders should accept that we'll be living in a COVID economy for a good long time, even with vaccines and a return to growth. Adapting to the new steady state is key to staying competitive. Read article
Economics

7 areas to watch as we move to a post-COVID economy

Nuria Mas, Jun José Toribio, Pedro Videla Will Europe, China, the United States or emerging economies take on new roles in the post-COVID world? What economic reforms might be needed next? Professors Núria Mas, Juan José Toribio and Pedro Videla discuss the post-COVID economy. Read article
Economics

Remembering Robert Mundell: a pathbreaking giant

Pedro Videla The Nobel Prize-winning economist, Robert Mundell (1932-2021), passed away on Easter Day, April 4, 2021. Professor Pedro Videla eulogizes the man known as the "father of the euro" as well as one of the founders of the field of open economy macroeconomics. Read article
Economics

Can we emerge from our current debt trap?

Jordi Gual; Pedro Videla Governments around the globe have incurred staggering levels of debt in order to deal with the COVID-19 crisis over the past year. Professors Jordi Gual and Pedro Videla look at how we might dig ourselves out from under it. Read article
Economics

5 key characteristics of Bitcoin -- and why we can't stop talking about it

Javier Díaz Giménez Much ink has been spilled about Bitcoin lately. What's all the fuss? Javier Díaz Giménez takes us on a brief tour of this cryptocurrency's fundamentals -- including why it's so alluring and threatening to us, and what could threaten it. Read article