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Empty plastic bottles on the streets and plastic litter debris in the wider environment are an unfortunate persistent problem of our days. While much is done in the UK to tackle plastic litter through household waste collection and recycling, and special waste collection programmes for businesses, plastic litter is still an issue. In the UK, plastic beverage containers constitute 2 per cent of litter in terms of item count according to INCPEN, ho...
In a previous blog we discussed the pros and cons of remote working. But what about being on the receiving end of a remote service, such as healthcare? Telemedicine is the remote provision of healthcare services using information and communication technologies such as telephone and video, diagnostic and monitoring equipment, and even robotics. It is by no means a new concept, but the pace of technological change and patients’ increasing demand...
What is the circular economy? The idea of the circular economy is to move away from a linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model of economy into a more restorative and regenerative system designed to minimise waste in the ongoing process of maintenance, repair, reuse and recycle. As a starting point, the circular economy acknowledges the fact that our economy is embedded within the finite limits of our planet. Therefore, instead of allowing for a free fl...
This year’s surprise winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences is Richard Thaler, a prominent behavioural economists. The surprise factor does not come from a lack of prolific and ingenious academic life, rather from the nature of the field of research that Prof Thaler revolutionised. Not many behavioural economists have won the highest honour in the discipline, despite it having gained an established place not only within academia, but also...
1.1 Introduction GDP per capita is a commonly used measure of the affluence of a country. However, it is a coarse-grained aggregate measure (it is simply the value of goods and services produced within a country divided by the population of that country) which does not provide information on how income is distributed across the different regions of a country. By considering, instead, regional GDP per capita we can obtain a more fine-grained pictu...
1.1 Measuring external competitiveness The issue of external competitiveness has always been an important topic in the economic and political discourse of the European Union. In this respect, in 2010 the European Commission launched the Europe 2020 strategy aiming at transforming the EU into “a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy, delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.” Similar to the Lisbon Strategy which...
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have recently received a lot of attention due to the ban imposed by Chinese regulators. China is not the only country that is concerned about ICOs. On 12th September, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a warning to consumers about the risks of ICOs. Regulators from the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore have also alerted “investors” about the risks associated with ICOs, albeit not implement...
The University of Bristol
April 03, 2019
Cannock Chase Council
March 23, 2019
March 28, 2019
March 22, 2019
April 10, 2019
The Commerce Commission
Wellington, New Zealand
March 20, 2019
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
April 13, 2019
March 27, 2019
London School of Economics and Political Science
April 02, 2019
The Law Society
Chancery Lane, London
March 28, 2019
April 23, 2019