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Octavian-Dragomir JORA
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
The mental cohabitation of environmental anguishes alongside the anxieties of belligerence is the product of the Cold War era’s madness (as in MAD – mutual assured destruction). A doctrine of deterrence, MAD highlights the fact that every nuclear confrontation between superpowers can only end with the annihilation of both, regardless of who was at first on the offense and who was on the defence. Such an infamous possibility also had a climate-related dimension. Either the thermonuclear explosions will broil Earth’s fluids like a boiler (“Heat Death”), or they would release a cloud of particles in the atmosphere, blocking the solar radiation (“Ice Age”). The horrific result would therefore be a residual human-inhabited area oscillating agonizingly between scalding and drowning, between frostbite and starvation. Even though peaceful industrial rivalry, as benign market competition, is the main target of the blame for devouring the environment and disrupting the climate, modern / contemporary warfare’s environmental / climate footprint has all the makings of a tempting research subject.

ŒCONOMICA nr. 2/2023
Delia-Raluca ŞANCARIUC
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
Dragoş Cosmin Lucian PREDA
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
The richest country in the world is, currently, 150 times richer than the poorest one. While a European citizen spends an average of €40 to €70 per day for food, half of the global population lives on less than $7 a day per capita. In Europe and the US, people go to school, on average, for almost twice as many years as people in Africa. Progress over the past centuries has been strongly uneven among world’s nations.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2023
Keywords: development, economic growth, poverty, standard of living, institutions
JEL: O43, O47, O57, P47
An Inquiry into Development: The Big Picture and Possible Explanations
Alexandru-Florin PREDA
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
In today’s ever-changing global trade landscape, the interaction of data privacy regulations, specifically the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with worldwide trade dynamics holds a crucial role. This article explores the intricate realm of trade diplomacy, where the influence of lobbying factors on all sides involved is instrumental in shaping the future of international commerce.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2023
Keywords: international trade, public affairs, data privacy, international cooperation
JEL: F13, F68, M20
From Brussels to Trade Tables: The Impact of Data Protection on Global Trade Dynamics
Petru-Răsvan IATAN
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
Current military conflicts, such as the war that broke out in Ukraine and other latent conflicts worldwide, have rendered economic perspectives on the issue much more necessary now, even more so than in the recent past. Unfortunately, various theoretical approaches of the libertarian, pro-market kind, which have been put forward over the past few decades, either remain unnoticed or are even ignored.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2023
Keywords: economics, war economy, national defence, incentives, military spending, entrepreneurship
JEL: A12, B13, B53, H56, N40
The Free Market Perspective on the War Economy: Public Policies and the Role of Human Incentives [Perspectiva pieţei libere asupra economiei de război: politicile publice şi rolul stimulentelor umane]
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
Colonialism is distinctly defined as the control of a certain power over a territory or population, or the direct subjugation of a territory or people by a conquering nation. It is not a phenomenon exclusive to modernity, as the incorporation of lands by colonizing forces has been omnipresent throughout human history, with the penetration of European powers into African spaces being its pinnacle.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2023
Keywords: colonialism, control, power, economy, Sierra Leone
JEL: F51, F54, H123, N47
Colonialism, the Plurivalent Conflict of the African Continent [Colonialismul, conflictul plurivalent al continentului african]
The present work, called Academia de Studii Economice – 110 ani de performanţă continuă. Evocări, opinii, experienţe personale, mărturii ale absolvenţilor [The Bucharest University of Economic Studies – 110 years of continuous performance. Evocations, opinions, personal experiences and testimonies of ASE graduates] includes memories from various generations.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2023
Book Notes / Semnal editorial: Academia de Studii Economice – 110 ani de performanţă continuă. Evocări, opinii, experienţe personale, mărturii ale absolvenţilor