Blogs&Reviews

  • An outtake from Brad DeLong's "Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century 1870-2016"

  • The crisis in word trade

    Sait Akman, Shiro Armstrong, Carlos Primo Braga, Uri Dadush, Anabel González, Fukunari Kimura, Junji Nakagawa, Peter Rashish, Akihiko Tamura, 04 September 2019

    A T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization policy brief argues that the world trading system has been remarkably successful in many respects but that the present strain reflects causes which are deep-seated and require a strategic response.

  • Digital trade negotiations are playing out on a number of levels. Claude Barfield offers a list of priorities for the US in these negotiations.

  • Trump's mini-trade war with India

    Chad Bown, 22 July 2019

    Successive US administrations have tried to pry open India's markets by offering trade concessions to get it to play by the multilateral rules. But as Chad Bown describes, President Trump is now reversing course.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 11 July 2019

    Simon Wren-Lewis argues that the conceptualisation of Brexit as essentially a culture war and not a class war is powerful and contains a lot of truth, but it leaves some puzzles unresolved.

  • Anabel González, 05 July 2019

    Anabel González describes how the agreement between the EU and Mercosur to lower trade barriers is an important accomplishment for both parties

  • Diane Coyle, 03 July 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Carl Frey's "The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation", which has a rather pessimistic outlook on future prospects for work and incomes.

  • Zia Qureshi, 27 June 2019

    Zia Qureshi introduces a new report which argues that the slowdown in productivity growth and the rise in income inequality are linked by common causes and call for common solutions.

  • Thomas Maissen, Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, 21 June 2019

    Thomas Maissen and Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden discuss why it is difficult to understand why the UK's referendum on EU membership must be understood as binding parliament today.

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