Daniela Arregui Coka
Junior Project Manager,
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Daniela finished her Bachelor in Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her Bachelor thesis with the title “Urban Concentration and Economic Growth” focused on the effect of economic development on urban primacy.

Daniela is currently enrolled in the Master program of International Economics at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen where she pursues a specialization in development economics and quantitative methods.

Her previous professional experiences include a student assistant position at the Geog-August Universität Göttingen, as well as internships at the DIW Berlin, Embassy of Ecuador in Germany and the Delegation of the EU to Ecuador.

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Published Posts byDaniela Arregui Coka

Automation, AI & Robots: The End of Labor or The Golden Age of Workers?
Our take on Acemoglu & Restrepo’s The Race Between Man and Machine

Whether an economy will profit from the benefits of automation will therefore depend on an underlying system that minimizes the negative impact of the displacement effect and fosters, at the same time, countervailing forces like the reinstatement effect of automation. Yet the diversity of economic, political and social systems around the world raises the question whether and how these effects will impact individual countries and regions. In the attempt to find an answer to this question, we talked to Daron Acemoglu. More ...

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The Future of Capitalism: Social Democracy in Crisis? (Part 2)
A conversation with Paul Collier

During our visit to the Global Solutions Summit 2019, we had the chance to talk to Paul Collier, professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Oxford and author of “The Future of Capitalism”. As we highlighted in our last post, with his newest book, the author questions modern social democracy and appeals for a future where capitalism is not only prosperous but also more ethical. More ...

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The Future of Capitalism: Social Democracy in Crisis?
A book abstract of “The Future of Capitalism” by Paul Collier

With his latest book, the British economist Paul Collier attempts to unmask the existential crisis of modern capitalism. According to the author, social democracy has failed to deliver on its promise to create a cooperative and morally reciprocal society. “The Future of Capitalism” is Collier’s appeal to reset the mindset of modern social democracy, to […] More ...

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Can We Have a Rational Discussion on Industrial Policy?
China’s state capitalism puts long maligned industrial policy back on the table

“Industrial policy” is back in the headlines. Whether in the European Union, Germany, or the United States, there is an ongoing debate in the media, among politicians and economists about the future of the industrial sector. While some observers fear that governments implementing industrial policy (or interfering in the markets, as detractors might say) will cause a roll-back right into a GDR- or Soviet-style planned economy, others regard it as a panacea to counteract China’s state capitalism. Yet, why do industrial policy discussions cause such a stir? More ...