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Geoeconomics Drivers of the Russian Chinese Partnership After the Pandemic

Over the last decade, the global political scenario has been shaped by a new economic “cold war”, between the United States and China. In this framework, Russia is trying to regain political priority globally, developing geoeconomics relationships with China. In fact, the Sino-Russian partnership strengthened after the Russian annexation of… Read More »Geoeconomics Drivers of the Russian Chinese Partnership After the Pandemic

Europe in the aftermath of 2008: the Euro Crisis as a double-dip recession.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis triggered by the bankruptcy of the American bank Lehman Brothers, Europe was living one of its most unstable moments. Facing the scams of the financial crisis, many countries experienced doubts about the benefits of a monetary union, adding a systemic crisis to the… Read More »Europe in the aftermath of 2008: the Euro Crisis as a double-dip recession.

Net-Zero Policies and Trade: Threat or Opportunity for Low-Income Economies?

Environmental policies are without the slightest doubt one of the hottest topics in almost every debate nowadays. The reason, clearly, is beyond obvious. Following the guidance and the recent ultimatum of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), many countries – mostly OECD ones – have enacted or at least… Read More »Net-Zero Policies and Trade: Threat or Opportunity for Low-Income Economies?

Green Markets, Trust and Regulation

Environmental concerns among consumers are growing everyday, boosting the demand for a faster green transformation of the economy. However, imperfect information and misleading claims can generate confusion and distrust, jeopardizing the success of the green transition. The aim of this article is to show what can be done about it, both at an individual and institutional level, in order to spread clear information and build trust in the green markets.

Blockchain: The fundamentals

Before I dwell into the specifics, I plan to provide my readers with insights on certain fundamental aspects that I consider essential to understand this topic.

To begin with, one needs to understand what a blockchain is. In my words, I would define blockchain as a digital method of recording information in a way making it nearly impossible to hack or cheat the system.

According to Oxford, blockchain is defined as a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly. Perhaps the concept of blockchain would go way beyond this notion, and that its characteristic as a foundation for cryptocurrency is just one of the many features that have been explored by blockchain analysts.

This article aims to let the readers have a basic knowledge on blockchain, how it works, how it affects peer to peer lending, and how it is disrupting the traditional financial transaction sectors.

How does this work?

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The instruments for a post-covid Europe: funds for resilience and sustainability

Since March 2020, Covid-19 Pandemic has been damaging many aspects of our society. The economic sector is for sure one of the fields that suffered the most from the overall crisis. This is especially due to the multiple lockdowns undertaken by countries to limit the propagation of the virus, which… Read More »The instruments for a post-covid Europe: funds for resilience and sustainability