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Family businesses are responsible for most of the employment and value creation in our country. They are all too often equated with SMEs, but family businesses can range from one-man businesses to multinationals. A report from Visiting Fellows Karel Volckaert and Michele Cincera.
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Brussels is like a pressure cooker: the pressure is building. Can the policy of the Brussels institutions stand up to today’s challenges? In an analysis based partly on talks with those involved, authors Professor Jean Hindriks and Joël Van Cauter take stock. We can detect some basic elements of good administration in the management of the Brussels institutions, but there is plenty of room f…
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Itinera highlights the international indexes that are published by institutions such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum or the OECD, ranking the performance of countries in various fields. They quantify the performance of governments on an evidence-based basis. You can find 30 of these indexes here.
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Education is facing major challenges that force us to adapt and reform our education system. The latest book, written by Prof. Dr. Kristof De Witte (KUL, visiting fellow Itinera) and Prof. Dr. Jean Hindriks (UCL, senior fellow Itinera), gives an insight into several significant reforms in Dutch and French speaking education. More specifically, it relates to the reform of secondary education in …
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Bankruptcy has bad connotations and is associated with negative feelings. Employment opportunities are lost and suppliers can no longer collect their dues. Nevertheless, the concept of bankruptcy has always been around and contributes, in addition to other cessations, to the phenomenon of creative destruction, which is the basis for innovation and ongoing growth. Bankruptcy can also be a…
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What if inequality represented an opportunity for the world today, an incentive to climb the social ladder, a return to a freer and fairer society? Such is the original and audacious hypothesis put forward by Marc De Vos in his book « Les Vertus de l’inégalité » (The Merits of Inequality). Marc De Vos challenges the analyses of Piketty, Stiglitz (Nobel Prize winner) and the propone…
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The 2019 annual report gives an insight into the operations of Itinera. It describes the mission and vision of this independent think tank and introduces you to the team. The 2019 annual report provides a summary of that year’s publications: books and reports. We provide several examples of their significant impact. Finally, Itinera provides a summary of its private and public events. …
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Will the lights stay on if we close the nuclear power plants? What are the ecological and financial consequences of renouncing nuclear power? Are subsidies necessary to attract investment to replacement capacity? Does a significant increase in electricity imports offer the simplest solution? Or should we just manage the demand side more intelligently? And what opportunities are offered by elect…
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The book ‘The successful school” offers a thorough, objective and clear view of French-speaking and Dutch-speaking education in our country. It is distinguished by its economic perspective on education, and taking recent figures and facts as a starting point. In a context of increasing heterogeneity in the pupil population, the book focuses on the dual task of education: excellence a…
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The ‘basic income’ is in the spotlight: as an answer to technology that destroys jobs, as a method for creating more opportunities and less poverty, or as an alternative to the welfare state. This book offers a down-to-earth and critical analysis of what has become a real fashion phenomenon in the meantime. It contests both the desirability and the feasibility of a basic income.…
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