The changes in the UK’s trading relationship with the EU are likely to have widespread effects, many of which are yet to be understood in full. This column (at voxeu.org) introduces the issue of compliance with rules of origin requirements within free trade agreements. The authors argue that complying with these rules can present firms with additional production costs that would not have been present had the UK remained a part of the EU.
We should not systematically cry "greenwashing" when companies speak about sustainability.
Discrepancy between words and actions is not necessarily greenwashing, according to PhD Candidate Victoria Nydegger Schrøder.
There could be a conflict between focussing on politically correct terms and promoting gender equality, PhD Candidate Agnes Bamford writes in Forskersonen.
The year 2020 gave us a medical crisis and a financial upturn – which is better than we feared, writes Tor Wallin Andreassen in BT.
Succeeding with green products and services is hard, but systematic business model experimentation can make it possible, argue Hussnain Bashir, Sveinung Jørgensen, Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen and Siv Skard in LSE Business Review.
Associate Professor Hallgeir Sjåstad investigates the “sour-grape effect”
Due to the collapse in the price of oil, oil-exporting economies are experiencing a huge loss of foreign revenues. This may create a window of opportunity to transition away from resource dependence.
Not many could have foreseen that a virus would bring the global economy to its knees in 2020, writes Professor Ola H Grytten.
Loans are no use when customers disappear, writes NHH Professor Victor D Norman.
New guarantees are needed to enable us to carry the financial costs of the pandemic together, write Bertil Tungodden and Alexander W Cappelen.
They tend to see green heavy-duty cleaners as ineffective, but love green gentle products such as body lotions, write Sveinung Jørgensen, Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen and Siv Skard in LSE Business Review.
Corporations that invest in the tax havens blacklisted by the EU are penalised in the stock market. This shaming leads to weaker share prices.
The economic trend in Europe must be reversed. EU countries must introduce reforms that yield a high return in the long term. The politicians, however, are too focused on short-term solutions.
Many markets exhibit saw-tooth pricing, with retailers regularly cutting and restoring prices. When more consumers spend effort on when to buy rather than where to buy, competition softens, writes, Øystein Foros, Mai Nguyen-Ones and Frode Steen in a column published on voxeu.org
Media in the whole world can now compete to sell ads previously reserved for local newspapers, affecting price, content and diversity, write Simon P. Anderson, Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind.
Most people seem to agree; a reduction in sugar content in grocery products is overall positive. However, which means to use to obtain such a reduction, is under debate.
Panama’s history as a tax haven is quite old. It goes all the way back to 1919, writes NHH professor Guttorm Schjelderup and SNF researcher Armando Pires in Foreign Affairs.