Category Archives: Policy

2020 China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair (23-26 September) of Guangzhou/China started on September 23 with the Global Opportunity Summit.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann delivered the introductory keynote speech and contributed to the panel “High Level Dialogue” of the Global Opportunity Summit of the 2020 China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair. The online audience of the event peaked at 328,417 … Continue reading

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Alfredo Toro Hardy: “China versus the US. Who will prevail?” A new book explains why the rising confrontation between China and the US has become structural and not simply conjectural.

The rising rivalry between China and the US generates concerns around the world. In his new book (China versus the US. Who will prevail?), Alfredo Toro Hardy (Venezuelan Scholar and Diplomat) provides an insightful analysis of open questions and mysteries … Continue reading

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Interview with the Greek Policy Advisor and GLO Fellow Panos Tsakloglou on the Greek Story in the COVID-19 Crisis.

Greece has performed very well in the management of the COVID-19 crisis but faces now a huge economic downturn. What are the elements of success, the challenges ahead and the role of scientific experts? Some insights from an interview with … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the Consequences for Free Trade

GLO Policy Brief No. 3 – Special theme: COVID-19 and policy implications COVID-19 and the Consequences for Free Trade by Ewa Björling, Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Magnus Lodefalk & Fredrik Sjöholm The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global trade, investment … Continue reading

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Martin Kahanec appointed to the Slovak COVID-19 Economic Crisis Council. An interview.

Why has Slovakia, a small open economy, done so well with low mortality rates in response to the crisis? And what to do now in face of an expected huge recession? Some insights from an interview with top policy advisor … Continue reading

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GLO Country Lead for St. Kitts and Nevis

GLO Fellow Colin Cannonier, Associate Professor at Belmont University, has been appointed GLO Country Lead for St. Kitts and Nevis (a dual-island nation between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea), where he is a frequent advisor to the government. In … Continue reading

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How to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe in the aftermath of the coronacrisis.

There is little doubt that –whatever countries do to fight the virus- the economies of many EU countries will be in serious disarray. It is likely that Governments and the EU in the struggle to regain employment and income will … Continue reading

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#Coronavirus: Total infections per 1 million people: Sweden does better than Germany

Still too early for a final judgment; but Sweden is an important alternative to the mainstream approach of total lockdown. Only this way we can learn how to best approach such pandemics to save lives in the future. Final answers … Continue reading

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#Happiness in real-time in the #coronavirus crisis in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New research from the GLO network.

Will happiness levels return to normal before the end of 2020? Talita Greyling and Stephanié Rossouw of GLO analyze the situation, as it happens – real-time happiness levels and emotions (www.gnh.today) during the evolution of the Coronavirus Crisis. The Gross … Continue reading

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An Italian view about the challenges of the #coronacrisis.

The world still struggles about a convincing strategy to handle the #coronavirus crisis. Radical alternatives focus around (i) herd immunity and selective social distancing and (ii) a total lockdown of the economy and the entire society. In previous posts the … Continue reading

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