IFN Roadshow Morocco 2021 : Key takeaways

The key takeaways from the discussion with Gonzalo Rodriguez, Hakim Bensaid, Ismail Filali and Scott Levy are as follows : In only three years of activity, Islamic finance has made important strides in Morocco. To illustrate, 50% of real estate financing in the country was performed by Islamic Banks in 2020;In the banking side, refinancing … Continue reading IFN Roadshow Morocco 2021 : Key takeaways

Why Covid-19 Exacerbates Inequalities and What to do About It

My latest contribution on Covid19 and inequalities. The main ideas are : Covid-19 exacerbates inequalities and pre-existing socioeconomic disparities, thereby threatening the stability of many countriesInequalities’ transmission factors include education, job exposure to infections, job availability, housing, transportation and safety netsSupporting the income of disadvantaged households and boosting job supply should be the priority. Impact … Continue reading Why Covid-19 Exacerbates Inequalities and What to do About It

Book review : Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire by Rebecca Henderson

In a nutshell In this book published on April 14, 2020, Rebecca Henderson, a business economist at Harvard University, defends free markets and argues that the issue is not free markets but rather “Unchecked “ and “uncontrolled free markets”. The author believes that markets can save the world provided the right public policies are in … Continue reading Book review : Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire by Rebecca Henderson

Book review : The Ages of Globalization by Jeffrey D. Sachs

In a nutshell What a good timing to read a book on globalization! Indeed, Covid19 crisis has strongly challenged the relevance of globalization and has raised the following questions: Is globalization over?Is open trade too dangerous?Should we revert to closed borders and national self-sufficiency? “The Ages of Globalization” by Jeffrey D. Sachs, published in the … Continue reading Book review : The Ages of Globalization by Jeffrey D. Sachs