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  • The discount rate in the evaluation of public investment project
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    Jeudi 22 Juin 2017
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    The discount rate in the evaluation of public investment project

    Discounting is the usual method used to compare the future value to a present value.

    The use of the discount rate when determining the socio-economic impact of projects varies widely depending on the country, as is the case with the US, the UK and France.

  • Jeudi 08 Juin 2017
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    Richard
    Venturi

    Metropolises of the Future

    A Look at Emerging Smart Cities in Europe and Asia

    From time immemorial densely populated areas have provided their inhabitants with advantages over smaller, isolated settlements.

  • Possible
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    Lundi 29 Mai 2017
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    Vincent
    Aussilloux

    The reform agenda France needs

    The new French President’s success in carrying through the reforms the country needs over the next five years could have consequences for at least a generation, if not more.

    Should Emmanuel Macron fail to take the country – and by extension Europe – in the right direction, the risk of a politician advocating extreme policies winning in 2022 would be greatly increased.

  • Brexit et le budget de l'UE
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    Lundi 22 Mai 2017
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    Seminar - Brexit and the EU Budget

    Although it was not the focus of much debate during the Brexit campaign, the question of the “bill” related to the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU is a key issue in the exit negotiations follow

     The agreement of the European Council dated 29 April 2017 on the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations sets out that talks will be conducted as a single package (“Nothing is agreed until eve

  • La transformation numérique de l’École en Estonie et en France
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    Lundi 22 Mai 2017
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    Richard
    Venturi

    Education in Estonia: Bolstering Excellence with Digital Technology

    Modern education in advanced capitalist democracies is intended to be the great leveller for the social classes.

    Digital technology has added another dimension to this equation.

  • Projecting the Jobs and Skills of Tomorrow:  Developments in Occupational Outlooks
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    Jeudi 04 Mai 2017
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    Richard
    Venturi

    Projecting the Jobs and Skills of Tomorrow: Developments in Occupational Outlooks

    Perhaps the main preoccupation of governments the world over is ensuring their economies are up to speed and continue to grow, staying on top of technological change and ideally ahead of the curve in

    Of course, the most valuable resource of any country is its people.  Making sure job seekers have the skills companies and institutions require is therefore paramount for policy makers.

  • Le cybertariat
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    Vendredi 28 Avril 2017
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    Richard
    Venturi

    Cybertariat: The Digital Economy’s Underbelly

    Information technology and the digital economy built on it have without a doubt improved our lives in many ways, saving time and sparing drudgery for many.

    But a closer look reveals that though the proliferation of new technology has rewritten a lot of the job market’s rules and created many new ways of earning a living, the traditional dichotomy of l

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