Economics

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.

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The Dark Side of Sustainability: Greenwashing.

The trend is clear; regardless of the market you are in, your consumer base will grow if you produce sustainable products. At the same time, long-term sustainability is nowadays the new standard for investors. In this framework, a shift towards the production of green products would resemble a natural process… Read More »The Dark Side of Sustainability: Greenwashing.

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

Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability 

Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability  In our era, people are finally realising the impact their actions have on climate, the environment, and our planet in general. The World Health Organisation states that “according to current projections, droughts will strongly increase in frequency and intensity in the coming decades in large… Read More »Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability 

The green economic turning point of the revolutionary Airlite painting

What would your reaction be if we told you that today murals can help our environment? And we are not talking about propaganda murals of course, but actual masterpieces able to filter and clean the air from cars’ pollution. Believe it or not, we are introducing you to the new… Read More »The green economic turning point of the revolutionary Airlite painting

FROM BLACK TO GREEN FRIDAY: A NECESSARY TRANSACTION

BLACK NOVEMBER “Black Friday”, “Cyber Monday” and “Single Day” are events dedicated to shopping lovers from all over the world. Both online and offline,they are days in which people around the world queue physically or virtually to grab the best deals on the market. Not even Covid-19 has stopped this… Read More »FROM BLACK TO GREEN FRIDAY: A NECESSARY TRANSACTION

Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!

  The holy grail of medical research in 2020 is finally here. Pharmaceutical companies have apparently developed an effective vaccine against Covid; this is a great result showing the wonders of modern medicine. But all the hope and joy that such an event was seeming to bring have been replaced… Read More »Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!

Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

When analysing the modern democratic state, one of the most important things to take into consideration is representation. Democracies’ basic concept is the representation of the needs of the many in the legislative body through an elected elite of people which should reflect as much as possible the general population.… Read More »Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can… Read More »INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship

Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green” Initiatives are always presented to the public to remind us their concern for the environment. While all of this is… Read More »Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited and… Read More »The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The Economic Man is Dead and We Have Killed Him, You and I!

His portrait is painted in words and equations, not in pictures, if it were to be drawn, however, he would have to look something like this: standing alone, money in hand, calculator in head, and ego in heart. (Raworth, 2017) The Death of God (1) by Friedrich Nietzsche is one… Read More »The Economic Man is Dead and We Have Killed Him, You and I!

TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.… Read More »TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

Public Diplomacy, Soft Power and Budget Restrictions

On the third day of the Diplomacy Festival, October 21st, a few students had the opportunity to go, visit and listen to a conference at the “Circolo Ministero degli Affari Esteri” (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The conference was conducted by five talkers, each of them practicing in a different working… Read More »Public Diplomacy, Soft Power and Budget Restrictions

How investments from private companies can foster stability and prosperity for Africa and Europe

From the International Cooperation Expo 2019 – in collaboration with Fondazione Aurora:   We are aware that official development assistance is not enough, the private sector should play an important role on pursuing the goals of Agenda 2030.   How should we envisage the role of private investment in fostering… Read More »How investments from private companies can foster stability and prosperity for Africa and Europe

The madness of markets – a story of human insanity

What is insanity? Insanity is doing something over and over again, while expecting a different outcome. The world economic crisis in 2007/08 came as a shock to everyone. Despite the fact that it happened before. The economy has seen several crisis, even before we had fancy words for all the… Read More »The madness of markets – a story of human insanity