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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.

February 10, 2020

The digital transformation of the economy across sectors in the Eurozone

This study attempts to illustrate the paradigm shift brought about by the digital transformation. It examines factors that could affect the growth of firms in three domains: productivity, employment and geographical dispersion.

February 5, 2020

Modeling the economics of information-sharing

Information is any kind of data-based inference. Conditional to context, information-sharing within markets can either improve or reduce welfare, and it can either foster or subdue competition. These effects will depend on both the nature of the competition and the type of uncertainty that such information addresses.

January 27, 2020

Colombia | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.