When Blockchain will do what current institutions do not.

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.

Blockchain, Banks, and Governments

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

Internship report: Anaïs Fabre, OECD

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

Internship report: Alea Muñoz Guisande, TSE

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 Empirical Revolution in Economics: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead*

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*