Blogs&Reviews

  • 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.

  • Is Brexit a culture war or a class war?

    Simon Wren-Lewis, 11 July 2019

    Simon Wren-Lewis argues that the conceptualisation of Brexit as essentially a culture war and not a class war is powerful and contains a lot of truth, but it leaves some puzzles unresolved.

  • Anabel González describes how the agreement between the EU and Mercosur to lower trade barriers is an important accomplishment for both parties

  • The technology trap

    Diane Coyle, 03 July 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Carl Frey's "The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation", which has a rather pessimistic outlook on future prospects for work and incomes.

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  • 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. 

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 21 December 2018

    Simon Wren-Lewis discusses how the political divide that has become clear since the Brexit vote (and which is also clear in US support for Trump) is between towns and cities, not between regions.

  • Branko Milanovic, 20 December 2018

    Branko Milanovic provides answers to the question he is often asked.

  • Richard Baldwin, 19 December 2018

    The theme of the 2019 WEF in Davos will be "Globalisation 4.0". Richard Baldwin sees this stage of globalisation as the third unbundling, when digitech will allow arbitrage of international wage differences without the physical movement of workers.  

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