Africa's lands of opportunity

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Development Education Poverty and income inequality
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Intergenerational Mobility, income inequality, parents, children

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The future of digital money: A new Vox debate

Stephen Cecchetti, Antonio Fatás 29 August 2019

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New financial technologies are creating opportunities that could have far-reaching consequences (Casey et al. 2018). In the decade since Bitcoin launched, there has been an explosion of cryptocurrencies based on distributed ledger technology.1 In the eyes of their proponents, there could come a day when these decentralised forms of money will challenge the current dominance of traditional currencies issued by central banks.

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Topics:  Financial regulation and banking Monetary policy

Tags:  digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, digital money, payment systems

Could a $15 minimum wage save lives?

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Health economics Poverty and income inequality
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suicide, deaths of despair, minimum wage, US, Poverty

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Investing in Brexit

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EU policies Europe's nations and regions International trade Politics and economics
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Brexit, UK, EU, investment, Global Britain

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Social media polarization

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Politics and economics
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Social Media, echo chamber, polarisation

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Learning about ourselves

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Frontiers of economic research Productivity and Innovation
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learning, behavioural psychology, psychology, self-control

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France's broken social elevator

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Europe's nations and regions Politics and economics Poverty and income inequality
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France, income inequality, yellow vests, education

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The true cost of emissions cheating

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Environment Health economics Politics and economics

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The benefits of starting school early

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Education

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Italy is a very sick patient

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Financial markets Macroeconomic policy Monetary policy Taxation

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