• The destination-based cash flow tax: A negative-revenue tax?

    David Laborde, William Martin, 18 April 2019

    David Laborde and Will Martin identify serious problems with the proposal to combine features of a VAT and a wage subsidy, especially for countries where the direct government revenue implications are strongly negative.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis asks why pundits failed to see how far right the Conservatives were moving under Cameron, and the subsequent rise of Corbyn in 2015 and Labour’s gains during the 2017 campaign.

  • No ordinary woman

    Diane Coyle, 09 April 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews a biography of Edith Penrose written by her daughter-in-law, Angela Penrose.

  • Francis Fukuyama against mainstream economics

    Branko Milanovic, 02 April 2019

    Branko Milanovic highlights a number of views on economics from Francis Fukuyama’s "The origins of political order", many directly critical of some mainstream nostrums.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 31 October 2018

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that being anti-austerity does not mean we can forget about debt completely, as long as we are using interest rates rather than fiscal policy to control demand.

  • Paul De Grauwe, 30 October 2018

    The conflict between the Italian government and the European Commission on the proposed budget is intensifying. In this post, Paul De Grauwe argues that it is time to think again about the budgetary rules that are being applied by the Commission.

  • Dev Patel, Justin Sandefur, Arvind Subramanian, 25 October 2018

    A quarter-century after the empirical growth literature set out to explain why poor countries aren’t catching up with rich ones, cross-country regressions have mercifully gone out of fashion. In this post, Dev Patel, Justin Sandefur, and Arvind Subramanian point out that in the interim, the core facts have changed.

  • Stephen Cecchetti, Kim Schoenholtz, 23 October 2018

    Housing debt typically is on the short list of key sources of risk in modern financial systems and economies. In this post, Stephen Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz discuss ways to assess housing risk.

  • Diane Coyle, 22 October 2018

    Diane Coyle reveals the winner and runners up for the Enlightened Economist 2018 Prize awarded to the best books she has read over the past 12 months.


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