France v Croatia: How the World Cup finalists stack up off the pitch

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Writer, Formative Content It’s a clash of the titans. The match millions have been waiting for. On Sunday, 15 July at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium at 18:00 local time, Croatia takes on France in the final of […]

IMF: World cup and productivity

This article is brought to you in association with IMFBlog on the occasion of Russia World Cup Written by IMFBlog The World Cup and productivity.  Two of our favorite topics, together in one chart.   How much your productivity—the amount you produce per hour of work—takes a hit during the World Cup depends on where you […]

Why the World Cup is a bit like international trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alberto Posso, Associate Professor (Economics), International Development and Trade Research Group The FIFA World Cup is currently being held in Russia. The occurrence of an international event of this nature at a time when there is a backlash […]

Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content From 14 June, the eyes of the world will be fixed on Russia, as the host nation kicks off against Saudi Arabia in the first game of the eagerly anticipated 2018 Fifa World Cup. […]