Is the Estonian e-residency program a digital fairytale?
November 5, 2022
Estonia is considered a role model for digital public administration. The Estonian e-residency program is the most recent e-government initiative, which promises entrepreneurs worldwide access to its public administration 24/7. In its current state, the program cannot achieve its ambitious goal due to structural misconceptions that have caused issues around its efficiency and inclusiveness.
School Choice in the United States
August 16, 2022
School choice encompasses a variety of programs run by the U.S. government that allows parents to choose a school other than their local publicly funded school. Wealthy parents have been able to afford choices in education for a very long time. Now it is time that we allow poorer citizens to choose an education that best fits the needs of their children. School choice will allow this to happen.
Inflation During the Pandemic: Is ‘Transitory’ a Myth?
July 19, 2022
Caused by pent-up demand and intense supply disruptions, inflation has risen to its highest level in decades. As the specter of “entrenched inflation” looms, central banks must use monetary policy sensibly without overreacting. Central banks should allow time for overheated demand and supply disruptions to ease, lest the world’s advanced economies face their hardest landing yet.
U.S. vs. China? Cooperation in Telecommunications in East Africa
May 3, 2022
Some Western political strategists suggest a “Tech Cold War” is playing out in Africa between China and the U.S. Based on case studies from Ethiopia and Kenya, this perspective neglects the actual state of affairs. Instead of searching for “China-free” actors, the West should take the rationale of each project as a yardstick to stay engaged and relevant in the emerging African information and communications technology sector.
The Leontief Strategy of Trade Negotiation
January 31, 2018Economic Policy
International trade is under strain and backward-looking trade negotiation strategies play a role in building up this pressure. Drawing on the World Input-Output Database, Andrea Andrenelli adopts a global Leontief approach and develops three indices to make trade policymaking fit for the era of global value chains.
Back to the Future? Populism and Spatial Inequality
January 28, 2018Politics and Society
The rise of populism and the growing political polarization in advanced economies has exposed the phenomenon of spatial inequality. Globalization and digitalization amplify spatial inequalities by further concentrating “gains” and “losses.” For policymakers, confronting this complex problem without promising a “return to the past” is the challenge of our time.
George Kibala Bauer
A New Global Peace Paradigm
December 31, 2017
Welcome to Episode 6 of our policycorner.org podcast series! In this episode, Sarah Bressan talks about multilateralism, national self-interest and rising tensions in the United Nations over which of these paradigms will characterize the future of international collaboration. We also talk about the US’ recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and […]
Sarah Bressan & Felix Hoffmann
A New Global Peace Paradigm
December 21, 2017Peace and Security
Which policies should states adopt to bring peace to conflict-ridden areas around the globe?
This question is at the forefront of global and national political debates and the recent 72nd United Nations General Assembly session has shown an international community at a crossroads. Decisive steps in foreign and security policy beyond national self-interest are needed to ensure a path to a more peaceful world.
China and the IMF – Convergence or Conflict?
November 24, 2017
In this episode, we discuss China’s economic rise, its growing aspirations on the global stage and what all of this means for global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. We also talk about heightened tensions in the South China Sea and looming conflict between the longtime hegemon United States and the emerging superpower China.
Riccardo Ramacci & Felix Hoffmann
Bringing Human Rights Home
October 24, 2017
In this episode we discuss human rights, the sustainable development goals and what role transnational cooperations have in realizing them with Policy Corner co-founder Fabio Thoma.