Category: Academicians in society

Chained to the Blockchain

Frederic Borràs, recognized auditor and corresponding academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), warns on the risks and uncertainties that constitute the security system in the monetary transactions Blockchain, while it isn’t regulated or endorsed by any government or prestigious institution nor is there any legislation in this regard. In the same way that there are no accounting standards that contemplate their use. Borràs makes these reflections in the article “¿Estamos preparados para el Blockchain?” (Are we ready for the Blockchain?), published by the Spanish magazine Actualidad Fiscal y Económica in its edition of January 31...

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Putting accounting up to date

Agustín Moreno Ruz, regular contributor to the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has carried out the study “Un desarrollo pendiente de la contabilidad. El fondo de comercio interno” (A pending development of accounting, internal goodwill), published by the Revista Técnica Contable y Financiera in its latest number. In this work, the professor at the University of Barcelona and at the EAE business school stresses the need to legislate on accounting and other information that companies offer today, meeting the demands of markets and investors to that the current standards offer legal guarantees. “For the benefit of business...

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Eric Maskin’s answers

“Cryptocurrencies interfere with official monetary policy, so I don’t think they are a good idea: they must be strictly regulated” Eric Maskin, Nobel prize in Economics in 2007 and honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) addresses in two interviews granted to the Spanish newspapers El Mundo and Cinco Días the major issues of economic news, offering a diaphanous position on the economic austerity imposed by Germany in the peripheral countries of the European Union, the legal and fiscal reforms of the Trump Administration, Brexit, the cryptocurrency market, the collaborative economy, the thaw of the...

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Towards a cooperative bank

Oriol Amat, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and president of the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management, highlights in an article published in the last edition of L’Econòmic, the economic supplement of the Catalan newspaper El Punt Avui, the route it has in Catalonia and, by extension, in Spain cooperative banking once the role of traditional savings banks has been diluted after the last economic and financial crisis. Amat also outlines the main characteristics of these entities framed in the so-called third sector. “The Catalan financial system had been characterized by the high...

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Master lesson

Alfredo Rocafort, president of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), gave the master lesson that accompanied the academic act of investiture of the new doctors of the International University of Catalonia (UIC), as well as the delivery of the special doctorate prizes. The solemn session was held in the Aula Magna of the Campus of Barcelona on January 26, coinciding with the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of schools and universities. Rocafort wanted to highlight the high number of doctoral theses that have been defended in this last year in the UIC,...

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