Blogs by Vuk Vukovic

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Vuk Vukovic

Vuk Vukovic is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM).

Capitalism for the people

23 June 2014 - Economy

I had the privilege of attending the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty (#Liberty2014) organised by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) this week. It was an international conference held in London's historical Guildhall to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the CPS by Sir Keith Joseph and Lady Thatcher. It featured a series of ...

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Re-evaluating Reinhart and Rogoff

25 April 2013 - Economy

This extended blog post was jointly authored by Ryan Bourne and Vuk Vokovic.Reinhart and Rogoff's (RR) highly-cited paper on how high levels of gross government debt (over 90% of GDP) are associated with much slower real GDP growth, which allegedly became the justification for austerity, has been brought under scrutiny ...

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Credit downgrade – misinterpreting the signals

26 February 2013 - Economy

Vuk Vukovic, lecturer of Political Economy and Principles of Economics at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), writes on the message sent by Britain's credit downgrade by ratings agency Moody's. On Friday night the UK was given, for the first time in history, a downgrade of its credit ...

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Thatcher’s lessons forgotten

08 January 2013 - Economy

Vuk Vukovic, lecturer of Political Economy and Principles of Economics at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), writes on Margaret Thatcher's role in the specialisation of the UK workforce and its benefits, and points out her successors failed to understand the lessons she provided. Many leftists in the ...

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Technology – a friend or foe?

10 December 2012 - Economy

Vuk Vukovic, lecturer of Political Economy and Principles of Economics at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), writes on the impact of technology on labour. Ever since Ned Ludd and the Luddites, and their 19th century “rage against the machine”, there has been a persistent notion that technological ...

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Seeking a Dynamic Recovery

29 November 2012 - Economy

Vuk Vukovic is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), where he teaches Political Economy and Principles of Economics. He received his Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.With the West going through a slow recovery due to the effects ...

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