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Daily Archives: May 26, 2014

Youth Unemployment in South East Europe: Averting a Lost Generation

Youth unemployment in the South East Europe (SEE) region was over 49% in 2013 and policy makers are working with the World Bank Group to address this enduring problem.”

A New European Competition Policy for Growth Driven by Profitable Investments

Ciriani, Stephane and Lebourges, Marc, A New European Competition Policy for Growth Driven by Profitable Investments. The European Commission’s Policy In Light of the Modern Economic Growth Theories (April 25, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2441662 “Although market dominance is not illegal in the European Union, European Commission’s doctrine regards exercise of market power as economically inefficient.Continue Reading

The Legal Academy Under Erasure

Redding, Richard E., The Legal Academy Under Erasure (2014). Catholic University Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433266 “We hear much about the crisis in legal education: high tuition costs, steep declines in law school enrollment, and graduates unprepared for practice who cannot find jobs. Proposals to address the crisis appear to enjoy wide support andContinue Reading

Shadow Banking: Policy Challenges for Central Banks

Moe, Thorvald Grung, Shadow Banking: Policy Challenges for Central Banks (May 21, 2014). Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 802. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2439886 “Central banks responded with exceptional liquidity support during the financial crisis to prevent a systemic meltdown. They broadened their tool kit and extended liquidity support to nonbanks and keyContinue Reading

What Do We Know About the Labor Share and the Profit Share? Part I: Theories

Giovannoni, Olivier G., What Do We Know About the Labor Share and the Profit Share? Part I: Theories (May 21, 2014). Levy Economics Institute at Bard College Working Paper No. 803. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2439887 “This series of working papers explores a theme enjoying a tremendous resurgence: the functional distribution of income — the division ofContinue Reading

Children and Law

Rosenbury, Laura, Children and Law (May 20, 2014). The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, 2014; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05-07. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2439482 “This Article offers a broad survey of the multiple ways law governs children’s lives. The legal regulation of children is neitherContinue Reading

World of Work 2014: Developing with jobs

International Labour Organization – World of Work Report 2014: Developing with jobs: “…Despite these positive trends, employment and social challenges remain acute in most emerging and developing countries. More than half of the developing world’s workers (i.e., nearly 1.5 billion people) are in vulnerable employment. These workers are less likely than wage earners to haveContinue Reading

Cooperation with government by key leader of hacking group results in lesser sentence

Kim Zetter, Wired - As a reward for his extensive cooperation helping prosecutors hunt down his fellow hackers, the government is seeking time served for the long-awaited sentencing of top LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as “Sabu.” After delaying his sentencing for nearly three years, the government has asked a federal court to sentence MonsegurContinue Reading

UN Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment

“Synthetic drugs are taking an ever-greater share of the illicit drugs market, according to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  New psychoactive substances (NPS) are also flooding a market for synthetic drugs long dominated by amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), such as ecstasy and methamphetamine, which are more widely usedContinue Reading

Economic View of Internet Freedom Issue

Rasim Alguliev, Farhad Yusifov - ICDS 2014, The Eighth International Conference on Digital Society, March 2014 “In the present research, we examine the relationship between the Internet freedom and various social, political and especially economic factors, as they affect the Internet growth. The results show a strong relationship between a country’s GDP and Internet penetration. In general,Continue Reading