Apply to participate in a Pro Journo flagship program on obsession journalism and conference reporting with a focus on heterodox economics and the environment at the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. You will work in a group of six internationally selected students interested in (heterodox) economics, environmental issues and journalism. Throughout the program you will receive professional journalism support from a Deputy Editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit based in New York and a former New York Times Journalist and current ABC News reporter based in Moscow.
Many economists have good reasons to be more dismal than usual. After all, their academic discipline took a bashing in the wake of the financial crisis, and the practical relevance of economic insights has been repeatedly questioned.
A couple of years after the financial collapse of 2008, David Enrich, the award-winning Europe banking editor at The Wall Street Journal, went sifting back through his clippings from that chaotic period, looking for stories that might have anticipated it.
Despite the economist Larry Summer’s announcement, aired on the morning just before Davos, that their time as masters of the global economy is over, people are still likely to have plenty of questions for central bankers at this year’s World Economic Forum. Especially for those coming from the Swiss National Bank.
Macroeconomists enjoy a certain celebrity status, even if a lot of it is negative. Of the academic economists (from both economics departments and business schools) listed as Annual Meeting participants at this year’s Davos, just 14% concentrate their research on microeconomics.
Kaffee hat einen hohen Stellenwert in der Schweiz. Die Wertschöpfung von Kaffee macht knapp ein Prozent des Schweizer Bruttoinlandproduktes aus. Noch vor Käse und Schokolade ist Kaffee das wichtigste Exportprodukt geworden, laut ‘crema Magazin Schweiz’ in 2011. Viele Anbauländer exportieren ihren guten Kaffee in Länder wie die Schweiz zur Weiterverarbeitung und trinken den, der übrig bleibt oder Re-importierten. Nicht nur die Produktionsmethoden in den Anbauländern bestimmen die Öko-Bilanz von Kaffee, sondern auch Weiterverarbeitungsmethode und Verpackungmaterial, wie das kontrovers diskutierte Verpacktungsmaterial Aluminium, des in der Schweiz beliebten Kaffees in Kapseln.