The Observatoire de la Finance intends to seize this period of pandemic to step back and take a fresh look at our global economic system, dare to ask new questions which the current crisis brings to the fore and propose innovative ways to rebuild a more resilient and sustainable economy and society.
Our Discussion Board focuses on commenting issues relevant to finance and economy in relations to society, ethics and the environment from a variety of perspectives, of practical experiences and of academic disciplines. It has been designed to share and discuss information and opinions expressed in a short and concise manner.
Contributors (Discover the list of contributors) are invited to react on a question/issue that is submitted in parallel to a limited group of experts. This happens on a regular basis, through a dedicated mailing list. After the deadline for submission, the reactions are edited and published with signatures in one document on the website of the Observatoire de la finance and on its Linkedin page. If you would like to join the discussion, you may send an email to the editor, Dr. Virgile Perret <email@example.com>.
OF Discussion Board – Questions addressed so far
- Question 29 : “Hurricane of hunger”: discovering the fragility of our food systems
- Question 28 : Globalization to the test of fragmentation
- Question 27 : Difficult times for “doing well by doing good”
- Question 26 : Sanctions against Russia: a real-size test for the West?
- Question 25 : Artificial intelligence: silver bullet in a Pandora’s box
- Question 24 : Inflation on the horizon: cloud or dragon?
- Question 23 : Standing up to new challenges
- Question 22 : Who wants to foot the bill?
- Question 21 : Rowing together to trim down the Gini coefficient
- Question 20 : Turning up the heat: can private insurance alone mitigate climate change damages?
- Question 19 : From the gold window to the global casino
- Question 18 : Turning point for the planet: can the G7 be trusted?
- Question 17 : Sustainable Finance: Hype or Hope?
- Question 16 : Universal basic income – an idea boosted by the pandemic?
- Question 15 : Multi-polarity: the best guarantee against falling (again) into the Thucydides Trap
- Question 14 : Special Drawing Rights: a drop of liquidity in an ocean of needs
- Question 13 : Trump’s economic heritage: false promises setting the stage for populist disruption
- Question 12 : Will America drive the world again? A whish list for Biden’s economic agenda
- Question 11 : Rush for Covid-19 vaccine: bottle-necks require public-private worldwide cooperation
- Question 10 : Does robotisation trigger redistribution?
- Question 9 : Scaling up industrial policy at regional level
- Question 8 : Stock markets and the real economy: dangerously skewed allocation
- Question 7 : Realigning international trade according to the full cost principle
- Question 6 : Indulgent creditors and industrial policy
- Question 5 : Caring for care
- Question 4 : The changing nature of GAFAs: global market players, national champions or public service providers?
- Question 3 : Squaring the circle between international good intentions and national (weak) institutions
- Question 2 : A simplistic and misleading trade-off but policy dilemmas are real
- Question 1 :Convictions rarely change… but they get refined