Populisms (II): Characteristics

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 […]


PODCAST | Market Volatility in China

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.  


TPP 1-TTIP 0: The EU Needs to Mount a Comeback

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 […]

TPP: United States and Japan make a move

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 […]