Students of Tilburg will know. It is almost time for carnaval again. Many stores already changed their assortment to green and orange accessories or something festive. At the bars the schedule for carnaval is being made. This sight makes me wonder, is carnaval giving the local economy a big boost?
Now that we have seen the first acts as Trump in his position as president of the United States, the time is now to reflect on his economic ideas and first acts. Obviously, it remains unclear how Trump will fill in the rest of his presidency, but we already are able to have a glimpse of what Trump is going to do the following four years.
In the United States a silly idea emerged which is called YesCalifornia. Inspired by the Brexit, they are a group who are actively promoting a Calexit. They are asking for the support of citizens on a referendum which would be held in March 2019 and could enable California to become an independent country. Since the presidential elections in November, this idea has grown quite a lot in popularity. What started out as a silly and sarcastic idea is now growing into a serious suggestion.
In the past couple of weeks the Nobel Prize has been in the news a lot. First because the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was won by someone from the Netherlands. Then because the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. But what about the prize for Economic Sciences?
Consequences Brexit for The Nederlands
For many the morning of the 25th of June was not a pleasant one. The news that the UK was leaving the EU came as a big unpleasant surprise. The average Dutchman would surely feel the effects of such big happening. But what exactly?
“What is a typical Danish thing?” That was the most frequently asked question that I had to answer to all my Dutch friends and family after the first week I got here. I arrived here on August the 16th, and to be honest, I still do not have a one-word answer to that question.
One of the key pillars of Asset | Economics is to bring the student in contact with companies. That is exactly the goal of the Inside the Business Day, which took place last week. Over 100 people had subscribed for the cases of EY, RBB Economics, CBS and the Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment. And a large majority joined the drink afterwards to share their experiences. EY was happy to notice that two students had applied for their Business Course on the very same evening: that’s the best news a recruiter can get.
Lately prices for electricity have fallen. Although the decreases have not been outrageous, it causes for trouble especially for the “green” investors. Energy companies that invested in e.g. windmills and solar panels might find their investments to yield insufficient returns. What does this mean for Europe’s renewable energy aspirations?