Just a few weeks after Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in behavioural economics—popularised through his best-selling book Nudge— the Hertie School of Governance had the pleasure of hosting Daniel… [Read more]
Economics & Finance
A global approach on up-to-date topics in the areas of economic policy, development economics, and finance.
Development Economics and Nudging – 5 Questions to Dr. Robert Lepenies
Though initially popularised by field experiments on improving health and well-being, nudging has undeniably become a prominent tool across a wide array of policy areas, including development. Hertie visiting professor Robert Lepenies discusses the practical… [Read more]
On the Virtue of Economists and Their Models
As 2017 begins, Europe is preparing itself for an important year, which could well see the continent being plunged into a political crisis. Elections scheduled in, respectively, the Netherlands, France and Germany could see far… [Read more]
140 Million Indians May Control Future Global Growth
With Indian elections are approaching, MPP student and economics editor Dhruva Mathur considers how the result in one particular state, Uttar Pradesh, could not only affect the country’s growth in coming years, but also that of… [Read more]
Hertie Recommends: A Listening Tour
Because culture and politics are inextricably tied together and because (most) Hertie students are not exclusively obsessed over politics and statistics, we reveal our new ‘Hertie Recommends’ series. With this series, we aim to showcase the… [Read more]
Monetary Policy and Inequality: Is Quantitive Easing Furthering the Gap between the Rich and Poor?
As Quantitative Easing is increasingly questioned both in the U.S and in the Eurozone with regards to bond, stock, and currency markets, MPP student Patrick Sullivan invites us to look at the effects of QE… [Read more]
European House of Flames
Should we stay or should we go? The question of leaving the Eurozone has become a new reality while discussing the Euro after seven years of crisis. Populists all over Europe revel in exit fantasies,… [Read more]
Management Capacities, and not Money, is What Matters in Providing High-Quality Infrastructure
According to The Governance Report 2016’s findings, increased infrastructure spending does not necessarily translate into improved infrastructure outcomes. The Governance Report is an annual series published by Oxford University Press and deals with recent public policy… [Read more]
Behavioural Insights – the Road to ‘Better’ Policies?
Michael Hallsworth recently visited the Hertie School to talk about the work of the Behavioural Insights Team in London – one of the few organizations worldwide that apply behavioural science research to policy-making. One of… [Read more]
The European Banking Union: How the EU is Missing an Opportunity to Highlight the Benefits of Further Integration
Even in its incomplete stage of implementation, the European Banking Union is an example of the benefits that can ultimately be achieved when national governments transfer part of their authority to the European level. It… [Read more]