Top Queen’s University economist argues only a radical new approach can haul us back from economic brink

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My guest this morning, Professor Robert Gilles, is Head of Queen’s University Management School (QUMS).

Professor Gilles lectured at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA and got his PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His research interests focus on microeconomic theory, game theory, institutional economics, network economics, and the provision of public goods.

I joined Professor Gilles at Riddel Hall to discuss how to break the current economic deadlock bedevilling world economies.

Mr Gilles argues that the old way is incapable of being remedial and contends only a radical new approach will enable the system to start to function once more.

Claiming that sovereignty is dead, the Professor believes that only super financial power blocks similar to what was established post Second World War can rectify the current mess:


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