Blogs&Reviews

  • The Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom goes against six decades of UK efforts to avoid being economically disadvantaged in Europe. Tracking the evolution of the EU-UK relationship over the last 60 years can help in understanding this.

  • Self-fulfilling prophecies, quasi-non-ergodicity and wealth inequality

    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Roger Farmer, 13 January 2021

    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud and Roger Farmer argue that the vast inequalities we see in the world distribution of wealth are deeply connected to a somewhat esoteric concept from the theory of stochastic processes. 

  • Richard Baldwin hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic will foster a spirit of global solidarity and cohesion, a sense of shared humanity and common imperative.

  • Why the anti-appers?

    Michael Kende, 04 December 2020

    Michael Kende argues that the lack of digital trust in contact tracing apps which could help control the pandemic, save lives, and normalise our societies is a major wake-up call. 

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Richard Baldwin, 01 November 2019

    Richard Baldwin discusses how globalisation and automation are about to get personal for hundreds of millions of North Americans and Europeans who don’t work in factories

  • Peter Petri, Michael Plummer, 30 October 2019

    China’s joining the CPTPP could ease tensions with the US, accelerate growth, diversify markets, and modernise the country. Peter Petri and Michael Plummer ask what’s not to like?

  • Thorsten Beck, 25 October 2019

    Thorsten Beck offers his thoughts on randomised control trials

  • Hans Gersbach, 18 October 2019

    Hans Gersbach suggests society could deal with the self-strengthening tech giants by democratising them through giving users a say in their decisions.

  • Diane Coyle, 14 October 2019

    Diane Coyle's mind boggles at the level of detail in Vaclav Smil's "Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities", covering the growth dynamics of archaea and bacteria all the way to empires. 

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