• COVID-19 and the future of world trade

    Alan Wm. Wolff, 01 June 2020

    WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff argues that this is the time to consider the future of the multilateral trading system

  • Why global value chains remain essential for COVID-19 supplies

    Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Daria Taglioni, 27 May 2020

    Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark and Daria Taglioni show how the fragmentation of production and the new manufacturing bases in developing countries over the past 20 years have increased—not diminished—the ability of countries to respond to the unexpected sudden spikes in demand experienced during the coronavirus crisis.

  • As the US heads into recession, Joshua Meltzer argues that what US trade policy should be and how the country can lead again on trade is a debate we need to have.

  • Covid and economics publishing

    John Cochrane, 16 May 2020

    John Coltrane hopes the model of scientific publications inspires economics journal editors to action.

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  • Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Tommaso Valletti, 11 May 2020

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Tommaso Valletti argue that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well.

  • Andreas Georgiou, 23 April 2020

    Andreas Georgiou argues that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the latest example of the failure of the EU to deliver one of the most the most basic raisons d’ être of a union of states, namely, the effective provision of union-level public goods. 

  • Thorvaldur Gylfason, Arne Jon Isachsen, 22 April 2020

    Thorvaldur Gylfason and Arne Jon Isachsen ask why some countries have suffered more severe outbreaks of Covid-19 than others.

  • Anabel González, 01 April 2020

    Anabel González makes the case for a compact to encourage global production and distribution of medical supplies.

  • Arnoud Boot, Elena Carletti, Rainer Haselmann, Hans‐Helmut Kotz, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Loriana Pelizzon, Stephen Schaefer, Marti Subrahmanyam, 24 March 2020

    The virus epidemic carries the risk of a financial pandemic which may even spiral into a global phenomenon, strenghtening the case for some form of a joint and mutual insurance scheme


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