The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen Bitcoin in the news. During the last twelve months the highly coveted cryptocurrency has been making headlines by reaching fresh highs, with investors and speculators boasting about 900% returns. If you’ve been intrigued by the digital cryptocurrency but haven’t had the resources or time to understand it, the technology behind it, or…

China – The Next Innovation Hotspot for the World?

Western perception of China is that it is “closed, its firms are cosseted and their talent is for mimicry” (The Economist). In China, Google is replaced by Baidu, Facebook by Renren and Uber by Didi. This presentation introduces the importance of technological progress in creating long-term economic growth and analyzes China’s transition from technology mimicry…

Nigeria – An Emerging Marketplace

Since Nigeria’s election in 2015, the government has identified reducing corruption as one of its main priorities. However, in the face of political tensions, economic unsurety, and growing violence, Nigeria is facing challenges from all fronts in its battle against corruption. With over 4.6 million people displaced in the country and an ever-increasing unemployment rate,…