Blogs&Reviews

  • Richard Baldwin discusses how digital technology has changed the nature of work, and how and where we do it.

  • 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.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • 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.

  • Diane Coyle, 18 October 2018

    In this post, Diane Coyle reviews "The Fifth Risk", Michael Lewis's depiction of the chaos the Trump ‘administration’ is bringing to government as it expropriates whatever it can for personal financial benefit.

  • Chad Bown, 17 October 2018

    Trade deals typically aim to boost commerce among countries. In this post, Chad Bown offers four novel, trade-restricting elements that make the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) different.

  • Diane Coyle, 16 October 2018

    In this post, Diane Coyle reviews Michael Best's latest book, How Growth Really Happens, which argues that policies to foster growth should aim at ensuring businesses can access or develop three capabilities - skills, a production system and a business model - rather than taxes and subsidies.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 12 October 2018

    Educated voters in France, the UK, and the US tended to vote right after WWII, but are now more likely to vote left. In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis discusses possible factors behind this shift and implications. 

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