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Income Redistribution Across OECD Countries: Main Findings and Policy Implications

(CC) Flickr / Latvian Foreign MinistryIncome inequality has increased in most OECD countries over the past two decades. This is both because market incomes (wages, dividends, interest income) have become more unequally distributed, and also because redistribution through taxes and transfers has fallen. New OECD work explores cross-country evidence on trends in income redistribution since the mid-1990s to shed some light on the main drivers of the general decline.

The whole paper is available for the IESE Community here.

Researche for AGRI Committee – A Comparative Analysis of Global Agricultural Policies: Lessons for the Future CAP

(CC) Agricultural/FreeimagesThis study provides a comparative analysis of global agricultural policies aimed at drawing lessons for the future of the CAP. Against the background of the main trends in agricultural support as well as recent changes and new initiatives in global agricultural policies, an in depth analysis is made of selected instruments in five countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, US).

The report is available from the European Parliament.

Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for 2019

(CC) Edmond Wells/FlickrThis year’s annual list of best companies to work for features Hilton in the top spot. Salesforce, Wegmans Food Markets, Workday and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants round out the top five.

But the companies on this list belong to a variety of industries, from grocery chains to tech organizations. Fortune research partner Great Place to Work evaluated everything from company perks to opportunities for innovation for this year’s list. This year over 4.3 million employees responded to over 60 survey questions about their employers.

Explore the 2019 list and learn more about the companies here.

UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018

(CC) Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018/UNCTADUNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018: Trade Tensions, Implications for Developing Countries”.

During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progressive shift in the use of trade policy instruments. Despite the trade tensions that have characterised the last year, tariffs have remained substantially stable during the last few years with tariff protection remaining a critical factor only in certain sectors in a limited number of markets. On the other hand, the use of regulatory measures and other non-tariff measures is widespread and, in some cases, resulted in tensions among major economies. The implications of ongoing trade tensions for developing countries are discussed in the topical part of this publication.

This report is structured in two parts. The first part presents a discussion on ongoing trade tensions. The second part discusses trends in selected trade policy instruments including illustrative statistics. The second part is divided into five chapters: tariffs, trade agreements, non-tariff measures, trade defence measures, and exchange rates. Trade trends and statistics are provided at various levels of aggregation illustrating the use of the trade policy measures across economic sectors and geographic regions.

The report is available on the web.


(CC) Michael Stern/FlickrFactiva offers a gamma of Industry Snapshots to offer readers a glimpse of the most relevant data about a particular industry and includes a comprehensive one-page summary. “Food/Beverages” is a good example where you can find targeted news, reports, charts, analysis and financial data.

The full text of the report is available on the web to students, professors, research assistants and staff of the IESE community.

Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060

(CC) Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060/OECDThe OECD has just published the following report: “Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences“.

This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals). It explains the economic drivers determining the decoupling of economic growth and materials use, and assesses how the projected shifts in sectoral and regional economic activity influence the use of different materials.

The projections include both primary and secondary materials, which provides a deeper understanding of what drives the synergies and trade-offs between extraction and recycling. The report projects a doubling of global primary materials use between today and 2060. Population and converging per capita income growth drive the growth in materials use. However, structural change, especially in non-OECD countries, and technology improvements partially dampen that growth. Metals and non-metallic minerals are projected to grow more rapidly than other types of materials.

The whole report is available for the IESE Community here.

Killing marketing: how innovative businesses are turning marketing cost into profit by Joe Pulizzi & Robert Rose

Killing marketingOverview:

Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it!

Two of the world’s top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success—transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center.

What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, we’ve watched the entire world change the way it buys and stays loyal to brands. But, marketing departments are still operating in the same, campaign-centric, product-led operation that they have been following for 75 years. The most innovative companies around the world have achieved remarkable marketing results by fundamentally changing their approach. By creating value for customers through the use of owned media and the savvy use of content, these businesses have dramatically increased customer loyalty and revenue. Some of them have even taken it to the next step and developed a marketing function that actually pays for itself.

Killing Marketing explores how these companies are ending the marketing as we know it—in favor of this new, exciting model.

Killing Marketing provides the insight, approaches, and examples you need to understand these disruptive forces in ways that turn your marketing from cost center to revenue creator. This book builds the case for, literally, transforming the purpose of marketing within your organization. Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute show how leading companies are able sell the very content that propels their marketing strategy. You’ll learn how to:

* Transform all or part of your marketing operation into a media company
* Integrate this new operation into traditional marketing efforts
* Develop best practices for attracting and retaining audiences
* Build a strategy for competing against traditional media companies
* Create a paid/earned media strategy fueled by an owned media strategy

Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and Arrow Electronics have succeeded in what ten years ago would have been deemed impossible. They continue to market their products as they always have, and, through their content-driven and audience-building initiatives, they drive value outside the day-to-day products they sell—and monetize it directly.

Killing Marketing rewrites the rules of marketing—enabling you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legendsThe World in 2019 will build on three decades of publishing success: this will be the 33rd edition. It will look ahead to the Trump administration’s prospects with a new Congress, the reality of Brexit, elections in India, Indonesia, Nigeria and across Europe, tech disruptions from AI and China (could 2019 mark “peak Sillicon Valley”?), space travel 50 years after the Moon landing and culture 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci. Provided by publisher.

You can find this title at IESE’s Library catalog.

Energy Scenario: Employment Implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

(CC) Energy Scenario_Employment Implications of the Paris Climate Agreement/EurofoundThis report explores the potential employment and economic impacts of an EU transition to a low-carbon economy by 2030 – on the EU, and on other regions of the world. It analyses the impacts across sectors and occupations, with a particular focus on manufacturing.

The report highlights that the impact of such a transition is positive for the EU as a whole, although with considerable variation between sectors. The positive impact on employment is largely due to the investment required to achieve this transition, along with the impact of lower spending on imported fossil fuels. The consequent shift in production has implications for labour market demand.

The analysis is carried out using the E3ME macro-econometric model, which provides information on sectoral impacts, together with the Warwick Labour Market Extension model for occupational analysis.

Read the full report here.

All You Need to Know About the Global Legal Services

(CC) Chris Potter /FlickrMarketLine has published the report “Global Legal Services”, which provides data on the global sector’s size, value and volume between 2014 and 2018, as well as forecasts to 2023.

The report includes size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic forecasts.

The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players (in this case: Baker & McKenzie LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and, Nishimura & Asahi) including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market, making use of the Five Forces analysis.

The fulltext of the report is available on the web to students, professors, research assistants and staff of the IESE community.