Subsidies to foreign students and French tuition fees

Higher education is more globalised than ever nowadays. Excellent universities emerge in developing countries and institutions thus face an increasing level of competition to attract the best students from all over the world. At TSE, about half of the students are foreigners. One of the obvious reasons why so many international students seek admission in … Continue reading Subsidies to foreign students and French tuition fees

Europe’s response to plastic issues

Over the past fifty years, global production of plastic has multiplied by twenty, and so has its waste. Since you began to read these words, between one and a half and four kilogrammes of plastic waste has ended up in the oceans, representing approximately between five and thirteen million tonnes of plastic leakage every year. … Continue reading Europe’s response to plastic issues

From “Dark Continent” to “Sun Continent”: a story of power  

Africa: a continent full of colours and great potential, yet suffering from being poorly developed. One way to see it is to have a look on the state of the electricity market in Sub-Saharan Africa. While 87% of the world population have access to electricity in 2016, only 42% of Africans have this privilege, thus … Continue reading From “Dark Continent” to “Sun Continent”: a story of power  

The winners and losers of the French 2008 feebate policy

In 2008, the French government introduced a policy taxing cars with high carbon emissions and rebating low carbon emission cars, better known as a feebate policy or bonus-malus écologique. This type of policy is appealing for two reasons: first, because it provides incentives to purchase less polluting cars, and secondly, because it can be designed … Continue reading The winners and losers of the French 2008 feebate policy

English after Brexit

As the reality of Brexit approaches at a fast pace (at least, it seemed so by the time this article was written), the European Union faces many troubling issues to be solved. One of the less known – and arguably less important as well – is of linguistic nature: The EU´s most commonly used language … Continue reading English after Brexit