Cutting-edge expert commentary, analysis and business insights on the economic and political issues of the day from Cambridge Judge Business School's global faculty, associates and guest speakers.
Globalisation (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)
Is the globalisation which has shaped our world over recent decades slowing or even moving backwards in the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump as US president, asks the first podcast in the Cambridge Judge Business Debate series.
Economists should think like biologists
Students at business schools should think like biologists, according to acknowledged advertising authority Rory Sutherland of Ogilvy & Mather UK.
Conventional economic theory is extraordinarily narrow, blind to ethics, psychology, path-dependence and to marketing. Adopting aspects of evolutionary biology, psychology and behavioural science will create binocular vision and a different way of looking at problems.
Time is running out for the euro
As pressure again mounts in the Eurozone leading Cambridge economist Michael Kitson says the euro might 'stagger on' for a few more years but eventually it will collapse. Policy makers have been papering over the cracks in the Eurozone and causing major problems for many member countries which are trapped by tight fiscal rules.
Cambridge climate change adviser argues the EU Emission Trading System is working as designed
As the European Parliament sets about reforming the EU Emission Trading System that is at the centre of Europe's climate policy, Dr David Reiner says it does work but has suffered in the recession and economic downturn.
Growing momentum for prison reform in Africa
Alexander McLean, Founder and Director General of the UK-based charity The African Prisons Project (APP), talks about the work it is carrying out and the part played by Cambridge Judge Business School’s General Management Programme.
APP’s initial focus was to improve education and health in prisons by refurbishing libraries and medical facilities. Now, having worked with over 20,000 prisoners in Uganda, Kenya and Sierra Leone, attention is switching to leadership development for senior and middle management in African prison services.
Draconian austerity measures do not work
When austerity policies are linked positively to structured measures and discipline at a macro-economic level, the strategy works. However, just rapid and deep austerity cuts do not.
Dr Christos Pitelis warns that austerity measures on their own forces governments to simultaneously take steps to improve economic competitiveness, causing output to fall followed by a failure to revive economies. Austerity measures alone are widely seen as a bad move.