Essays Archive

06 July 2021
Climate change, Covid-19, cyberattacks and wealth inequalities represent a short list of the many global challenges facing world leaders. Well-intentioned agreements and…
12 May 2021
Developing countries face specific risks when implementing artificial intelligence. The most effective and viable approach to address those risks remains unclear. Although there…
01 April 2021
The radical idea that economic growth might be more of a problem than a solution is no longer a radical idea. The idea of degrowth is emerging as a solid alternative to the growth…
11 December 2020
  This review examines the COVID-19 pandemic as a ‘critical juncture’ in which institutions and societies have struggled to cope.  The crisis has created opportunities…
03 September 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of society and nearly every unit of government. Much discussion has occurred regarding how to best protect and equip front-line and…
03 September 2020
Many countries around the world instituted a ‘Lockdown’ in response to the novel Coronavirus Covid 19, during March and April 2020.  We know a great deal about the unequal…
21 August 2020
Harnessing the economic opportunities of digital technologies often requires changes in policy and regulation. Domestic regulation and policymaking alone are unable to deal with…
20 July 2020
COVID-19 mobile phone apps proliferate. They appear to offer easy disease detection, containment, and require little personal sacrifice. But apps designed to locate, contact trace…
12 June 2020
Are democrats or authoritarians "winning'" in their responses to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic?  In this paper, we study the effects of political regime type on the…
12 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the fact that humans do not exist outside of the Earth’s ecological system. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is zoonotic, meaning it has…