Political Economics

Here’s my data, Mr. Zuckerberg

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Russia, US elections – all of these have lately been connected by one word – scandal. More specifically, data privacy scandal. The news about Facebook is not getting any better. Last Tuesday, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was scheduled to testify before two congressional committees amid the growing objections over the company’s

2018: A major hit to democracy in Latin America

A brief analysis of the 2018 democratic elections of four Latin American nations.

In this year, democracy will once again be challenged in Latin America. Six different countries will hold presidential elections, and more than ten will celebrate parliamentary ones. The latter will have macroeconomic consequences for the development of the region. Investors expect a massive shift in financial markets…again. Political transitions are considered large economic drivers in

Trade Wars

President Trump recently announced tariffs on metal and aluminum. Sticking to his major communication channel for all foreign policy, he announced it on Twitter and mentioned “Trade wars are easy to win!”. However, this policy has met been met with a lot of uncertainty, and experts from around the world are afraid of the ramifications.