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September 28, 2020

Toward a Contact-Free Economy

The study analyzes the most relevant Contact-Free trends that have been reconfiguring our lives, that during the period of confinement and physical distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated, and that will probably retain a strong dynamism in the coming years.

August 24, 2020

Digitization in Latin America: a challenge that cannot be delayed

The disparate and slow digitization process in Latin America has contributed significantly to the slowdown in the region's economic and health recovery amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

August 10, 2020

Spain | Financial inclusion and COVID-19

As with other health crises throughout history, the world will change in many ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these transformations will be in the way people relate to their finances.

June 29, 2020

Spain | Working from home: Will and Ability

While some readers, given their experience with it, might resent remote working, is the resentment they may be feeling toward this way of working really felt more widely? Answering that question is not just an academic exercise.

June 23, 2020

Uruguay | Labor Market: what we can expect (and do) once the coronavirus is gone

Unemployment in Uruguay reached 10.1% in March, reflecting the effect of measures implemented to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in a poorly performing labour market. We expect the unemployment rate to rise to 14.2% this quarter. What are the challenges for the labor market in the wake of the pandemic?

June 15, 2020

Europe | Innovation: Important and Urgent

A recent European Commission report highlights the relevance of research and innovation policies are playing to lead two of the largest challenges that we are embarking upon globally: (social, environmental and economic) sustainability and digitization.

June 1, 2020

Global | From FinTech to BigTech: an evolving regulatory response

The digital transformation of financial services has opened up the market to new providers: FinTech start-ups and BigTechs. In this article, we explain how policymakers’ mindset should evolve towards a comprehensive response to ensure the financial sector remains safe, stable and open to competition.

March 2, 2020

Challenging the Tech Giants: Competition and Regulation

After a meteoric rise to top the list of the world's most valuable firms, the tech giants are coming under increasing pressure. Their great economic clout and the potential negative impact on competition and innovation mean they find themselves as the subject of political debate.