Blogs&Reviews

  • Anabel González discusses the recently announced negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first such accord with a sub-Saharan country

  • Charles Wyplosz worries that the new European Commission five-year budget will offer no more than variations around the status quo

  • Chad Bown explains why the 'cascading protection' of the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on even more steel and aluminium products is worrying.

  • Coffee table economics

    Diane Coyle, 03 February 2020

    Diane Coyle recommends Steven Medema’s  "The Economics Book: from Xenophon to Cryptocurrency, 250 Milestones in the History of Economics" for both the beautiful illustrations and its selection of concepts and capsule explanations.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • David Warsh, 29 March 2019

    David Warsh shares the thoughts of Peter Murrell, author of "The Nature of Socialist Economies: Lessons from Eastern European Foreign Trade", on how economists might look to the experience of Czechoslovakia when attempting to forecast the effects of Brexit.

  • Diane Coyle, 26 March 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Elizabeth Anderson’s "Value in Ethics and Economics", which points out the limitations of the focus on individual choice with too little attention in economics to social influence.

  • Branko Milanovic, 20 March 2019

    Branko Milanovic argues that in the case of both climate change and global inequailty, we are trying to devise ‘second-best’ solutions, mostly because of a political limitation called the nation-state.

  • Anabel González, 19 March 2019

    Anabel González argues that the “developed-developing” dichotomy does not serve the WTO membership well, and proposes some steps to help integrate developing countries in global trade.

  • Antonio Fatás, 14 March 2019

    As the US approaches its longest ever period of expansion, Antonio Fatas argues that low unemployment is unsustainable and that if past patterns are any guide, a recession must be around the corner. 

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