nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒05‒08
two papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. The accelerated value of social skills in knowledge work and the COVID-19 pandemic By Lordan, Grace; Josten, Cecily
  2. Assessing the Economic Impact of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through DSGE Modeling By Andrianady, Josué R.

  1. By: Lordan, Grace; Josten, Cecily
    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a debate around which skills will be the most valuable in its aftermath. This study discusses the relevance of social skills in this debate and presents new evidence that shows its necessity. Specifically, we focus on knowledge workers and highlight that the importance of social skills was increasing pre-COVID-19 for these workers and that this importance has increased further during the pandemic, particularly for those in management roles. This study has also emphasised that we are at the beginning of the learning curve in understanding how social skills can be taught effectively to adults, and in particular knowledge workers. Establishing this evidence base is particularly important as governments around the world reconsider their skills agenda as a way to build up their economies post COVID-19.
    Keywords: coronavirus; Covid-19
    JEL: R14 J01
    Date: 2021–05–03
  2. By: Andrianady, Josué R.
    Abstract: This article aims to analyze the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the economy using a DSGE model. We simulate two different shocks: an increase and a decrease in the SDGs expenditures to evaluate their effects on key macroeconomic variables. The results show that an increase in the SDGs expenditures has a positive effect on most macroeconomic variables, while a decrease in the SDGs has a negative effect. These findings suggest that pursuing the SDGs can lead to sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions in Madagascar.
    Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), DSGE model, Madagascar, economic growth, economic policy.
    JEL: F43 O47 Q01
    Date: 2023

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