The gender income gap has always been an important argument coming up often in political debates, policy reports, and everyday news. In the last few years something started to change and important positions have been taken on the subject but, do you think that something is really changing? In order to study the income gap … Continue reading Inequality by gender: is the income gap “a thing”?
In the western society we are used to benefit from a very developed financial system at the point that we take for granted having a bank account or having the possibility to ask for a money loan. Actually, this situation is not the same for the rest of the world. There are 2 million of … Continue reading Mobile phones companies are becoming the new banks of developing countries
Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is one of the countries in the world with the strongest rate of growth: 6,9 in 2017, classifying 11th at world level (the world factbook, CIA). The strong growth of the past years is due to the boom of natural resources economy, especially hydro-power energy, which the country exports to its … Continue reading Laos: the power of a cookstove
The pattern of poverty of the last century has been constantly and steadily decreasing, but the evolution of inequality is not as optimistic. The Gini index increased a lot since 1980s until the begin of the 2000, but then it stayed the same or even decreased. The top 1% income share has decreased by 1900 … Continue reading Governance and good development
Insider trading is the buying or selling of a security by an insider, that is, someone who has access to information about the security not yet available to the broad public; this practice can be illegal or legal, depending on when the insider makes the trade. For example, legal insider trading can happen when the … Continue reading What is insider trading?
China is one of the biggest player in the world economy: with its 1,3 billion citizens and the astonishing rate of growth (although it's peace is slowing) represent an enormous market. Also, Chinese are willing to pay up to 30% more on foreign products because of their quality (comparative advantage). So, what do we need … Continue reading Doing business in China
All these models give us a comprehensive and useful set of tools to evaluate and understand not only other cultures, but also our own. As Pellegrino Ricardi said in this TED talk, across borders culture is not about pointing differences but extending your own borders: that's a global mindset.