Blogs&Reviews

  • Olivier in Wonderland

    Charles Wyplosz, 17 June 2019

    The AEA presidential lecture by Olivier Blanchard has become an instant success. In this blog, Charles Wyplosz flags some caveats to bear in mind when interpreting his lecture.

  • Brexit: What’s next?

    Pascal Lamy, 14 June 2019

    In this blog based on a speech at the House of Commons in April 2019, Pascal Lamy argues that there has been a fundamental misunderstanding in the UK of the political and economic trade-off that Brexit implies. 

  • Fredrik NG Andersson and Lars Jonung argue that the current push for fiscal activism is short-sighted. Instead, the Swedish case from the last 25 years shows that stable public finances combined with supply-side policies is the recipe for economic stability and growth.

  • How serious politics must counter populism

    Clemens Fuest, 04 June 2019

    Clemens Fuest argues that moderate politicians should compete with populists by offering realistic perspectives, with Emmanuel Macron serving as a role model in this regard.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 14 December 2018

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis asks what has led to the apparent distrust in the UK in the words of experts.

  • Richard Baldwin, 13 December 2018

    The third post in Richard Baldwin's series on artificial intelligence looks at Gilder’s Law, which predicts that the growth in our ability to transmit information over the internet will drive virtual globalisation.

  • Jon Danielsson, 12 December 2018

    In this post, Jon Danielsson argues that as actual and perceived risk are usually negatively correlated and since almost every risk forecast model is of the perceived type, the models underestimate risk before a crisis and overestimate it after a crisis.

  • Richard Baldwin, 11 December 2018

    In this second in a five post series, Richard Baldwin looks at Gordon Moore's famous law on the growth of computing power.

  • Antonio Fatás, 10 December 2018

    Today the world displays smaller imbalances than at the peak of 2008. In this post, Antonio Fatas looks at the extent to which rebalancing has happened between different country groups.

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