The main purpose of FS Analytics is to write the most interesting to read and informative reports, based on objective analytics. We take actual topics that are interesting for large audience, reliable datasets and combine them to get the most interesting and easy to read reports.



Futures Studio authors
Trust raises profits by simplifying structures, accelerating processes and pacifying relations. Lack of trust, on the other hand, leads to complex processes, piles of paperwork and bloated back-office personnel. This truism applies to people, families, businesses, societies or countries.


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Can dictatorships or authoritarian regimes be better than democracies? Friedrich Hayek received a Nobel Prize in economics, but most of his writings were dedicated to political philosophy. Hayek worked and lived in Austria, Germany, Britain, America; taught at the London School of Economics, University of Chicago and was always surrounded by brilliant minds such as John Maynard Keynes, Sir John Hicks, Bertrand Russell, Milton Friedman, to name a few. Hayek passed away in 1992, at the age of 93.


Futures Studio authors
Which currency exchange rates should we use when comparing wealth or incomes across countries with different currencies? Although current (or actual) currency exchange rates can be volatile, PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) exchange rates can be completely misleading.


Guest authors
Futures Studio was created to engage various members of our society in open debates & discussions. We believe connecting intelligent people from different walks of life leads to progress. Today’s article was written by Artur Budaghyan, the Chief Emerging Market Strategist at BCA Research Group headquartered in Montreal

The Secret Interview

Futures Studio authors
We can not reveal the name of the person with whom we have conducted this short interview on the current state of international law, international organisations and geopolitics. She/he has worked in various national and international organisations, has published several articles/books on these subjects and still holds a senior role in a major international organisation. This interview was conducted on January 05 of 2021.

The Horrific War

Futures Studio authors
The current war in Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh) has two international aspects: Geopolitical and Legal. Both of these aspects are very important. It is a mistake to ignore the legal part of the conflict. In terms of International Law, the war in Artsakh highlights, once again, the tension between two competing principles: a people’s right to self-determination and territorial integrity of states.

Armenia’s Strategy

Futures Studio authors
Over the last four days, Armenia has been in a full-fledged war with Turkey and Azerbaijan. Russia is keeping a neutral stance. Armenia’s neighbour Georgia has created all sorts of logistical problems for Armenia. Despite all of these hardships, Armenians are fighting for their lives and so far have been winning the war. Both Turkey’s and Azerbaijan’s economies are in deep trouble and their leadership desperately needed this war to divert their people’s attention.

Social Progress Index

Futures Studio authors
Many have argued that economic measurements such as GDP (Gross Domestic Product) or GDP per Capita do not reflect the true wellbeing of societies. A nonprofit organisation called The Social Progress Imperative has launched a new measure of social wellbeing called the Social Progress Index, available on This comprehensive index captures different aspects of social progress (how free and inclusive societies are, how well they protect the rights of individuals and minority groups, what opportunities they present, environmental quality, health and so on).

On Artificial Intelligence

Futures Studio authors
The biggest potential benefit of Artificial Intelligence (or simply AI) is in the healthcare industry, especially in developing countries. Why? Because this is one of the very few areas where AI can drastically reduce (rather than raise) costs, increase “happy productivity” (if you don’t know what happy productivity is, read our report on What Creates Wealth) and rapidly improve the overall quality of healthcare services. Below we will explain why we believe the biggest potential benefit of AI is in healthcare.

Life after COVID

Futures Studio authors
First, Crises Reveal Incompetence Although crises create opportunities, they also reveal incompetence. Crises always require faster action. The higher the speed, however, the larger is the need for competence. High speed combined with incompetence leads to disasters, in almost all areas of our lives – driving, healthcare, finance, government or military.