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Luis Pablo de la Horra

Assistant professor in finance

  • E-mail luispablo.horra@uva.es
  • Institution University of Valladolid (Spain)

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In Defense of Short Selling

The recent GameStop controversy has once again turned the spotlight on short selling (i.e., the practice of borrowing a stock you don’t own and sell it on the market). This isn’t the first time. Short selling has been under scrutiny for decades, with many countries imposing restrictions on this practice during periods of economic and financial crises.

Classical Liberalism and Effective Altruism

In Why Nations Fail, economist Daron Acemoglu and political theorist James A. Robinson argue that the only way for developing countries to escape the poverty trap is through inclusive institutions such as formal property rights, the rule of law, political pluralism, or certain redistributions of wealth that create a level playing field for everyone.

Sometimes the best thing to do on election day is to stay at home

It was trumpeted (if you’ll forgive the pun) as the most important election in decades, and America 2020 didn’t disappoint. Although numbers are still to be confirmed, the Trump vs Biden presidential election saw a record voter turnout with two-thirds of the electorate going to the polls on election day. This represents the highest turnout in more than 100 years.





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