Blogs&Reviews

  • The destination-based cash flow tax: A negative-revenue tax?

    David Laborde, William Martin, 17 April 2019

    David Laborde and Will Martin identify serious problems with the proposal to combine features of a VAT and a wage subsidy, especially for countries where the direct government revenue implications are strongly negative.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis asks why pundits failed to see how far right the Conservatives were moving under Cameron, and the subsequent rise of Corbyn in 2015 and Labour’s gains during the 2017 campaign.

  • No ordinary woman

    Diane Coyle, 08 April 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews a biography of Edith Penrose written by her daughter-in-law, Angela Penrose.

  • Francis Fukuyama against mainstream economics

    Branko Milanovic, 01 April 2019

    Branko Milanovic highlights a number of views on economics from Francis Fukuyama’s "The origins of political order", many directly critical of some mainstream nostrums.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 13 March 2019

    Simon Wren-Lewis asks why real wages in the UK are still lower than before the Global Crisis, when the size of the economy as a whole surpassed its pre-crisis level in 2013.

  • Diane Coyle, 12 March 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews books by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt and by Sven Linqvist which, on the face of it, looked competely different but ended up being about the same thing: race.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 11 March 2019

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that the debt brake is doing the German people harm and needs to change.

  • Keiichiro Kobayashi, 08 March 2019

    Keiichiro Kobayashi discusses the concept of 'future design' – where people are asked to become an imaginary future generation and to think and act in the interests of that generation – and how it might be incorporated into policymaking.  

  • Danny Leipziger, 05 March 2019

    In this post, Danny Leipziger argues that South Korea's pre-occupation with North Korea, and the hope that an economic alliance will soon be formed, may be a misguided wish. South Korea needs to fix its internal fractures before it takes on new and unknown economic challenges.

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