Posts tagged ‘Manufacturing’

  • The Skoda Fabia car is seen in a test room exposed to high temperatures simulating the sun shining in the Skoda Auto Technological Center in Mlada Boleslav Forum Article

    Central Europe’s new economy

    The textbook example of Central Europe becoming an industrial hub for the wider EU used to be the… more

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    How will the second machine age affect jobs?

    In a famous book, the two economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee from MIT describe how recent… more

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    Does technological innovation increase unemployment?

    Nobel prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz has a new NBER paper out that comes to a worrying conclusion… more

  • Employees work on the assembly line at the Renault plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais Forum Article

    How to boost manufacturing in Latin America

    Production processes have grown increasingly fragmented worldwide. Building entire supply chains in a… more

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    Can modern manufacturing revitalise cities?

    The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American… more

  • Ndeye Astou Fall, 22, works at a call centre in Senegal’s capital Dakar Forum Article

    Can services drive developing country growth?

    The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and… more

  • Ships are pictured in the shipyard at Bremerhaven Forum Article

    Why the decline of manufacturing is overstated

    We are constantly told that we live in a service economy. Over the past few decades, the reported… more

  • People walk between buildings of Wangjing SOHO on the opening day of the compound, in Beijing Forum Article

    Why slower growth is good for China

    China’s economy is, at long last, undergoing a rebalancing, with growth rates having declined from more… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the… more

  • Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, crosses a street on an electric tricycle during a delivery run in Beijing Forum Article

    Six reasons China is winning at e-commerce

    Why has China’s e-commerce industry developed so fast? I get asked this in almost every country I visit… more

  • An employee checks newly-assembled electric cars to be exported to South America at an electric vehicle factory in Zouping county Forum Article

    Why agriculture and services are key to development

    The literature on global growth convergence and divergence is vast and deep. And it is still evolving. Some… more

  • Employees work at the assembly line of the Honda Amaze car inside the company’s manufacturing plant in Tapukara Young Global Leaders Article

    A new beginning for India’s economy

    On August 15, Narendra Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as India's Prime Minister… more

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    To tackle climate change, clean up politics

    There are few areas of public discourse where the old adage “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t… more

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    How Africa can achieve inclusive growth

    Euphoria abounds in much of Africa nowadays, and rightly so. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growi… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    Busting the myth of the US manufacturing revival

    The decade that preceded the 2008 financial crisis was marked by massive global trade… more

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    Can Europe compete with a fracking-fuelled US?

    Newspapers like to claim that energy prices are much higher in Europe than in the United States, which has… more

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    What is the future of manufacturing?

    Annual Meeting 2014

    , Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

  • Technology Pioneers Article

    The robot that learns on the job

    Today’s robots are often associated with the large industrial ones used in constructing automobiles… more