- Vi staff
Master's students from Vi Pakistani core university member, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA),took part in a videoconference delivered by UNCTAD expert Ricardo Gottschalk, December 8. About 150 students from the business school attended the conference, based on UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report, entitled “Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal.”
Ricardo Gottschalk, of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, discussed the recent trends in the world economy and highlighted the current economic fragility in the context of a weak global demand. The presentation also provided a discussion of the main contributors to rising inequality in the global economy, including automation (and the use of robots), financialization and growing corporate market power.