Publications

Market Innovation & Competitive Governance
Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

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neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

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MILA
MILA will not take off until member countries harmonize investment rules and provide tax incentives. (MILA)

The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA): A Misnomer?

1170 658 Daniel Duarte

Lack of Harmonization, Red Tape Hamper Investment

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Honduras Prospera
Honduras Próspera is offering limited presale reservations for housing units that will become a boutique hotel. (Próspera)

First Startup City Revives Honduran ZEDEs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

For years, Honduras’s ZEDEs seemed destined to never get off the ground. Roatán Próspera took everyone by surprise when it launched in early May 2020.

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Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

1939 956 Fergus Hodgson

Cryptocurrency skeptics can help us understand what roadblocks remain, even if listening to them does not tickle our fancy.

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alternative investments scrutiny
WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

710 350 Daniel Duarte

Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

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Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

1603 790 Fergus Hodgson

For those wishing to understand why intellectuals—including economists—often bear animus towards laissez-faire outcomes, Emanuel Derman is a case study.

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Seasteading Panama
The final version of SeaPods will host SeaBnBs, timeshares, or long-term rental businesses. (Ocean Builders)

Seasteading Startup Docks in Panama

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Seasteading, the idea of building permanent and self-governing dwellings in international waters, has pivoted to Latin America.

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REITs in ecuador quito
Real estate is one of the country’s top five economic activities, accounting for 8 percent of GDP and more than 2 million jobs. (Canva)

REITs in Ecuador Take Off

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are just four years old in Ecuador, a dollarized economy, with tax benefits driving their rapid development.

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coronavirus inflation
Economists call inflation a hidden tax because it chips away at the purchasing power of a currency. (John Loo)

Why Inflation Is Inevitable after Coronavirus Bailout

1170 658 Paz Gómez

The millions of Americans receiving the $1,200 aid check in the coming weeks will feel relief now but inevitably suffer down the road, as inflation rises.

read more
Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

read more
neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

read more
MILA
MILA will not take off until member countries harmonize investment rules and provide tax incentives. (MILA)

The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA): A Misnomer?

1170 658 Daniel Duarte

Lack of Harmonization, Red Tape Hamper Investment

read more
Honduras Prospera
Honduras Próspera is offering limited presale reservations for housing units that will become a boutique hotel. (Próspera)

First Startup City Revives Honduran ZEDEs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

For years, Honduras’s ZEDEs seemed destined to never get off the ground. Roatán Próspera took everyone by surprise when it launched in early May 2020.

read more
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

1939 956 Fergus Hodgson

Cryptocurrency skeptics can help us understand what roadblocks remain, even if listening to them does not tickle our fancy.

read more
alternative investments scrutiny
WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

710 350 Daniel Duarte

Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

read more
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

1603 790 Fergus Hodgson

For those wishing to understand why intellectuals—including economists—often bear animus towards laissez-faire outcomes, Emanuel Derman is a case study.

read more
Seasteading Panama
The final version of SeaPods will host SeaBnBs, timeshares, or long-term rental businesses. (Ocean Builders)

Seasteading Startup Docks in Panama

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Seasteading, the idea of building permanent and self-governing dwellings in international waters, has pivoted to Latin America.

read more
REITs in ecuador quito
Real estate is one of the country’s top five economic activities, accounting for 8 percent of GDP and more than 2 million jobs. (Canva)

REITs in Ecuador Take Off

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are just four years old in Ecuador, a dollarized economy, with tax benefits driving their rapid development.

read more
coronavirus inflation
Economists call inflation a hidden tax because it chips away at the purchasing power of a currency. (John Loo)

Why Inflation Is Inevitable after Coronavirus Bailout

1170 658 Paz Gómez

The millions of Americans receiving the $1,200 aid check in the coming weeks will feel relief now but inevitably suffer down the road, as inflation rises.

read more
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