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    Niovi Vavoula joins FDEF as an Associate Professor and Chair in Cyber Policy

    Niovi Vavoula joined the University of Luxembourg in February 2024 as an Associate Professor and Chair in Cyber Policy.

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    Luxembourg’s economy faces a rate challenge

    Between the rise in VAT rates on 1 January and the impact of soaring interest rates on the property market, how is Luxembourg positioning itself in relation to other European countries? Two economists from the Uni decrypt the situation.

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    Exploring inequality aversion in climate economics

    Stellio Del Campo, Postdoctoral Researcher within the University of Luxembourg’s Department of Economics and Management, together with David Anthoff, Associate Professor in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and Ulrike Kornek, Professor at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, have recently published an article “Inequality Aversion for Climate Policy” in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (Volume 17, Number 2 Summer 2023 Edition).

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    Sergio Vicente honored with The Economic Journal Referee Prize 2023

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    Captivating Insights at the Latest Science Lecture Series: 20 Years of Ideas

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    From Luxembourg to Seoul: Maria Laitenberger on her study exchange

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    Congratulations to Prof. Luca Ratti for editing his book “Working Yet Poor: Challenges to EU Social Citizenship”

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    Dr. Lisa Obringer PhD Defense – Investigating the complexity of tensions in context of communities of practice. Three empirical essays

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    Faculty congratulates its 2023 graduates

    On 13 December 2023, the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance (FDEF) held its annual Graduation Week ceremonies. A total of 520 diplomas were conferred upon its Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates.

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    The World Economic History in 4 Figures, 1 Photo, and 1 Table

    For most of human history, the world’s population was equally poor. The sustained increase in living standards is a recent phenomenon. It affected some countries earlier than others, leading to huge discrepancies in the living standards across countries. The time span from 1950 to today is likely to be the greatest period of poverty alleviation in world economic history. Yet, economic growth tends to peter out in the rich countries. Environmental degradation, world population growth, new technologies and a changing geopolitical landscape are key determinants of future living standards and their geographical distribution.

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