The Economic and Financial Effect of Demonetization

Due to technological advances, it has become easier to process payments without the use of paper currency. From PayPal to Venmo to Apple Pay, more transactions—both business and personal—are done electronically than in the past. As of 2015, 32% of all transactions in the U.S. were made using cash and 11% were made electronically. Taking…

Protecting Our Electoral Security

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly salient topic in the realm of national defense. The reliance on technology for military, intelligence, and domestic infrastructure has made the disruptive potential of cyber-attacks for national security greater than ever. Elections are uniquely at risk. The aftermath of 2016 highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in election integrity. Almost four-fifths…

Introducing the 2018 Spring Theme: Uncertainty

Today’s policy making resembles a maze. From polling to governing, the field of public policy is facing a crisis of both confidence and direction. Policy makers are challenged with answering not only how we arrived here, but the much more pressing question of, now what? As the Georgetown Public Policy Review highlighted last year in the…

Review: Basharat Peer, India, Turkey, and the Rise of Authoritarianism

“Everyone’s experience with democracy is different.” Thus begins Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen (Columbia Global Reports, 2017). The new book by the Indian political journalist, currently an editor for the opinion section of the New York Times, is an incredibly timely, slim volume exploring how the democratic…

Perception or reality? Perceived financial security and willingness to accept immigrants

Introduction The Syrian refugee crisis has affected Europe more than any other refugee crisis since the Second World War. Reports place the total number of asylum claims in Europe at 1,321,560 during 2015, with Germany alone receiving more than a million migrants. The vast influx of immigrants, in addition to recent terror attacks across Europe,…

The Spring Edition: Disruption

The Spring Edition launched today! Below is the Letter from the Editor introducing the edition. You can read the entire Spring Edition at http://www.gpprspring.com. Two weeks before Brexit, the Editorial Board gathered and wove together the 2017 GPPR theme of Disruption. Dualistic in nature, we wanted to discuss how technologies and business models were changing economic…

View from the Hilltop Episode 4 — Spring Edition Preview

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss; Senior Spring Editor, Kathy Wroblewska; Senior Spring Media Editor, Austin Szabo; and Spring Editor, Jessica Li talk about the upcoming GPPR Spring Edition: Disruption. The group goes through the papers appearing in the issue, the unexpected results that the authors found, and their favorite disruptive events from the past year.