Blogs&Reviews

  • An outtake from Brad DeLong's "Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century 1870-2016"

  • The crisis in word trade

    Sait Akman, Shiro Armstrong, Carlos Primo Braga, Uri Dadush, Anabel González, Fukunari Kimura, Junji Nakagawa, Peter Rashish, Akihiko Tamura, 04 September 2019

    A T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization policy brief argues that the world trading system has been remarkably successful in many respects but that the present strain reflects causes which are deep-seated and require a strategic response.

  • Digital trade negotiations are playing out on a number of levels. Claude Barfield offers a list of priorities for the US in these negotiations.

  • 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.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Branko Milanovic, 26 November 2018

    In this post, Branko Milanovic explains why he considers Nassim Taleb to be one of the most important thinkers today.

  • Richard Baldwin, 23 November 2018

    In this first of five posts looking at the long history of globalisation, Richard Baldwin explains how there have been four phases of globalisation in human history.

  • Branko Milanovic, 20 November 2018

    Branko Milanovic discusses apparently paradoxical developments over the past 25 years: on the one hand, strongly rising global median income and the shrinkage of global inequality; and on the other hand, the rising share of the global top 1% and increasing number of people in relative poverty.

  • Diane Coyle, 19 November 2018

    Diane Coyle learns from Martin Rees's "On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" that the risk of a large asteroid causing mass extinction is one of the lesser worries about our future. Other existential risks have a higher probability with the same mass death/end of civilisation impact.

  • Branko Milanovic, 13 November 2018

    Branko Milanovic reviews Kenneth Pomeranz's 2000 book on the Great Divergence between Western Europe and East Asia.

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