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Revue de Presse: 24 October 2021

Share the post "Revue de Presse: 24 October 2021" To start off this week, two columns in The Week by Samuel Goldman.  First, Goldman urges those following developments in American higher education to reflect on the “institutional distinctives” of universities. He argues, “By embracing a narrow conception of research at the expense of both general education and institutional service, professors have unintentionally encouraged false friends on the left and critics on...

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Will ‘common prosperity’ address China’s inequality?

Check the previous editions of ZhōngHuá Mundus Sign up for the newsletter The concept of “common prosperity” has deep roots in the Chinese Communist Party. It was already used in the 1950s and the late 1970s under different leaderships. On August 17 2021, President Xi Jinping highlighted this concept again, calling for China to achieve “common prosperity”, seeking to narrow a yawning wealth gap that threatens the country’s economic ascent and the legitimacy of Communist Party rule. Since...

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Will China use climate change as a bargaining chip?

Beijing shows signs of changing tactics ahead of COP26 conference. Read the full article published in English in Nikkei Asia and in Spanish in El Economista. Republishing and referencing Bruegel considers itself a public good and takes no institutional standpoint. Due to copyright agreements we ask that you kindly email request to republish opinions that have appeared in print to [email protected].

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Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Digital Human Rights and Cybersecurity with Susan Perry

Share the post "Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Digital Human Rights and Cybersecurity with Susan Perry" We’re happy to present the sixth episode of the Tocqueville 21 podcast! This week, we continue our short series examining Francis Fukuyama’s notion of the End of History. We are joined today by Professor Susan Perry of the American University of Paris. Our discussion winds its way through many fascinating topics, from the end of the Afghan war to the cybersecurity...

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What Evergrande signals about China’s economic future

Monetary arithmetic and inflation risk Between 2007 and 2020, the balance sheets of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and the Fed have all increased about sevenfold. But inflation stayed low throughout the 2010s. This was possible due to decreasing money velocity and the money multiplier. However, a continuation of asset purchasing programs by central banks involves the risk of higher inflation and fiscal dominance. By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics &...

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Europe doesn’t need a ‘Mega-Fab’

Europe should defend its existing dominance in equipment manufacturing for semiconductors and invest in chip design instead of luring high-end fabrication to its shores. By: Niclas Poitiers Date: September 22, 2021 Topic: Global Economics & Governance The computer chips that power our digital economy have become pawns in the geopolitical tussle between the great powers. Digital devices such as smartphones or laptops are China’s most important export. ‘Information and...

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Opening up digital platforms and reducing anticompetitive risks

The current convergence in measures to open up digital platforms leaves a door open to some form of international coordination. By: Georgios Petropoulos Date: September 22, 2021 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Regulation of online platforms in China, the European Union and the United States is, for first time, moving in the same direction: regulators are pushing platforms to open up their infrastructure to increase consumer choice and to give more options to their...

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A Late Bloomer: where is China’s climate plan?

The world awaits China's concrete plan on carbon reduction, but the country is following its own pace. Check the previous editions of ZhōngHuá Mundus Sign up for the newsletter As the largest global emitter of greenhouse gases, China is key to the success of the upcoming COP26 and the global effort for climate neutrality by the mid-century. Yet two months ahead of the Glasgow convention, China has yet to present a concrete policy path to become net-zero by 2060. Why is China taking so long...

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