Simon Ghiotto

Fellow

Simon Ghiotto holds Masters’ in Economics from Ghent University as well as from the Université de Namur and Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve. On top of that, he obtained his teachers’ degree. He has been with Itinera since 2014 working on various fields within Social Policy. Amongst others writting De Staat van het Gezin/L’État de la Famille (2016) on family policy, which was nominated for Le Prix du Livre Politique 2016 (Policy book of the year), co-authoring Basisinkomen tussen droom en werkelijkheid/Revenu universel entre rêve et réalité (2017) on basic income and contributing to Plan voor het Land/Projet pour la Belgique (2019). He also volunteers at SODA+ and Act4Change. Soda+ is a non-profit geared towards helping vocational  schools promote behavioural changes in students, Act4Change is a youth organisation geared towards sustainability. Simon also hosts the Itinera Talks Podcast.

Published by Simon Ghiotto

The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking measures the competitiveness, or the ability of nations to generate prosperity, of 63 countries. The competitiveness of a country is important, as it predicts future growth. In the eleventh episode of Itinera Talks Simon Ghiotto and Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, discuss the Belgian performance on the ranking and learnings from h…
Opinion
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.
Book
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. The …
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.…
Book

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