We’ve reviewed what the experts say about populism. Not all of it is applicable in every situation, nor does every populist movement encompass the exact same characteristics. Nonetheless, populism remains dormant and, to the extent that it denotes a breakdown in the liberal democratic model, it isn’t likely to disappear any time soon. It could […]
What are the salient characteristics of populism? There’s disagreement on this point, since it can be studied from so many different angles. Nonetheless, we can define it in broad terms: The fundamental analysis revolves around two categories: “normal folk” versus “the elite,” which will have its own nomenclature in every country. “We” are the people […]
Every continent has its share of populist movements, both right-wing and left-wing, but only some actually reach a critical mass of power, while others remain on the sidelines. The term “populist” is frequently used as a political weapon to show disdain for a policy, even when it doesn’t quite fit the definition. This is because […]
With the appointment of the UK’s second female prime minister, are we likely to see a smoother Brexit process?
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced yesterday a cut of the interest rates to a historical 0.00% – among other measures. What impact could these decisions have on the European economy?
The United States has lifted its ban on oil exports for the first time in 40 years. What is going on?
The Chinese Stock Exchange has been making headlines around the world as we head into 2016. Pedro Nueno, IESE Professor of Entrepreneurship and President of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), shares his thoughts on what’s causing the turbulence; and on what the outlook for China’s economy might be.
The recently negotiated TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has drawn a new map for global trade relations. This has multiple ramifications for Europe, which is working on signing another huge agreement with the United States: the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). A while back, I wrote about the significance of the TPP and how it could […]
Núria Mas, profesor of Economics, Analyzes the situation in the world’s second largest economy.
The agreement signed by the United States and Japan, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes ten other countries, will represent 40% of the world’s trade volume. Given its scope, this agreement is a definite win for President Obama and Prime Minister Abe. With this agreement, numerous measures will be adopted to foster trade between the […]