"The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal?"
Book presentation by Bernard Hoekman
The world’s trade-to-GDP ratio climbed steadily for six decades following World War II, but was already slowing before the Global Crisis. World trade growth has been anaemic since 2010, leading some to wonder whether global trade has peaked. This new eBook examines the reasons for the global trade slowdown and the prospects for trade to act as a driver of growth looking forward. Contributors include leading empirical trade researchers and analysts from central banks and international economic agencies. The book presentation will take place at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, on 2 July 2015
Read also: Globalisation's retreat?, The Economist, June 25th 2015
Mobility-as-a-Service: from the Helsinki experiment to a European model?
The introduction of ICTs is among the major changes that in recent years have influenced the transport sector in Europe. The example of the city of Helsinki, which has developed its own approach to ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’, shows that tailor-made mobility services can indeed be provided. The EU needs to face up to the new emerging challenges and create the regulatory conditions to enable the potential of such mobility to unfold fully, to the benefit of individual users and of society as a whole. Learn more, read the policy brief.