Peru’s Political Uncertainty

The country's current political crisis has left Peruvians with a conflict between the executive and legislative powers.

Odebrecht S.A. is a Brazilian construction firm well known to have corrupted and manipulated several government officials across Latin America. Ever since these illegal operations came to light, dozens of politicians have been prosecuted and detained all over the world. Peru was no exception to these countries and the officials found guilty are now facing

How the Crisis Broke Us

The 2008 financial crisis has been treated extensively in numerous books, articles, and even blockbuster movies such as The Big Short and Margin Call. They all show the madness of excessive risk-taking and unbridled greed. However, these accounts ignore that which may be the most important aspect the 2008 financial crisis exposed: there are not

The Dilemma of Growth

The environment not only provides the substance and space for economic activity but also is the container of castoff produced by human activity. Economic growth not only improves people’s life quality but also brings several environmental problems, such as air pollution, water pollution, soil degradation, desertification and more. The traditional path to development The issues

Chief Economist IMF, Gita Gopinath, in RfD: “Recession Unlikely in the next 2 Years”

Interesting insights on the world economy from the interview with the IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

This week, Room for Discussion hosted Gita Gopinath, the newly appointed Chief Economist of the IMF and also Professor of International  Studies and Economics at Harvard University. It was her first visit to the Netherlands and eventully UvA was the only thing she experienced about Amsterdam, due to her busy schedule. She began by introducing

What’s next?

The Chief Economist of the IMF at Room for Discussion

  Despite most of us still getting into the rhythm of university, the pace of global economy seems to be faster than ever. With gloom perspectives for Europe’s economy and a fast approaching Brexit deadline, every day there a new piece of information that changes the rule of the game. As hard as it is