As the hype surrounding cryptocurrencies is behind us, this does not mean that the technology underlying the functioning of those currencies is a force to be reckoned with. Don and Alex Tapscott gave a good summary of the promises of the technology: "The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be … Continue reading When Blockchain will do what current institutions do not.
The prices of cryptocurrencies across the board have recently taken a large dip and no one knows in which direction they will go in the future. The falls in prices largely had to do with bad news and hence a more pessimistic outlook on how governments across the world want to regulate cryptocurrencies. Is this … Continue reading Blockchain, Banks, and Governments
1. Where did you do your internship and what was your role? Last summer, I did a 5-month internship as a research assistant at the OECD. I joined the Environment Directorate in order to contribute to an empirical study evaluating the effect of an environmental policy parameters on the amount of CO2 included in imports. … Continue reading Internship report: Anaïs Fabre, OECD
1. Where did you do your internship and what was your role? I did my internship at the Toulouse School of Economics and I worked as a Research Assistant for Pepita Miquel-Florensa. I helped her with a project which aims to analyse Costa Rica’s coffee sector in order to study buyers’ decisions. I was in … Continue reading Internship report: Alea Muñoz Guisande, TSE
The last 40 years have witnessed tremendous developments in empirical work in economics. In a recent paper, Josh Angrist and his coauthors show that the proportion of empirical work published in top journals in economics has moved from around 30% in 1980 to over 50% today. This is a very important and welcome trend. In … Continue reading The Empirical Revolution in Economics: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead*