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:

  • 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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