Blogs&Reviews

  • Look ahead to books out in 2019

    Diane Coyle, 16 January 2019

    Diane Coyle picks out some of the economics books due out in the first part of the year.

  • New Year questions about the economic outlook

    Jeffrey Frankel, 10 January 2019

    Jeffrey Frankel gives his replies to five questions about the international economic outlook posed by the leading Korean newspaper, Chosun Ilbo.

  • More palaces for the people, please

    Diane Coyle, 09 January 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Eric Klinenberg's latest book, a hymn of praise to libraries in particular but also all the other components of ‘social infrastructure’.

  • Six right predictions in 2018

    Jeffrey Frankel, 08 January 2019

    Jeffrey Frankel runs through six predictions that appear to have been mostly proven right in 2018.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Dennis Snower, Rolf Langhammer, 07 January 2019

    Dennis Snower and Rolf Langhammer dispel some common myths regarding the Brexit negotiations and outline a proposal for a second referendum that addresses all major objections to such a referendum.

  • Jon Danielsson, 02 January 2019

    After the financial markets finally closed at the end of the year, Jon Danielsson asks whether 2018 was as bad as the media would have it.

  • Oya Celasun, Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Maurice Obstfeld, 24 December 2018

    The global economy started 2018 on a positive note but the momentum lost steam. In this post, Oya Celasun, Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, and Maurice Obstfeld explain the year in five charts. 

  • Jeffrey Frankel, 22 December 2018

    President George H.W. Bush was accused of breaking his own ‘no new taxes’ pledge. In this post, Jeffrey Frankel argues that Bush's mistake was making the anti-tax pledge in 1988 in the first place and sticking to it in the first part of his presidency. The 1990 reversal on fiscal policy set the stage for a decade of economic growth that eventually achieved budget surpluses.

  • Ansgar Belke, Daniel Gros, 21 December 2018

    The ending of the ECB's bond buying programme had no impact on interest rates. In this post, Ansgar Belke and Daniel Gros argue that this is because while the programme might have lowered rates when it was announced, the impact was only transitory. 

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