How can we solve global problems? What does it take to work together successfully? Arun Maira, former member of the Planning Commission of the Government of India, addresses these issues in his essay on his home country India, how “lenses” define our view on others, and the fragmentation of world-views amongst scientific disciplines.
Cities face enormous challenges – now and in the near future. Yet, what does it take for cities to manage these upcoming tasks? At the GES 2016 Taipei workshop, participants discussed various scenarios. Here are the key factors presented by Wan-Hsin Liu, Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Why is it that in many cases the theoretic approach to solving an economic problem fails or maybe does not work as designed? Karla Hoff, Co-Director of the World Development Report at The World Bank, shares her view on this issue in a solution proposal of the GES 2015: “Real people behave differently from the made-up model of homo economicus. More than that, the differences are systematic. “
On the occasion of the kick-off of Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), the political scientist and GES Session Organizer
Dr. Diğdem Soyaltın (Istanbul Gelisim University) visited the Kiel Institute for the World Economy to give insights into the current situation of refugees in Turkey. We had the chance to ask her on the EU-Turkey deal and why the Visa issue is so important for Turkey.
Although the stream of refugees coming to Europe has slowed down during the first part of 2016, the challenge is not over yet.
At the 2015 Global Economic Symposium, William L. Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration IOM composed a solution on how to manage the migration challenge successfully.
China’s reserves of foreign exchange are shrinking. Is that a sign of an upcoming crisis? We asked China expert Prof. Rolf Langhammer about China’s exchange policy and if we need to worry about China’s economy.