Blogs&Reviews

  • Ode to muddling through

    László Andor, 10 September 2020

    László Andor reviews a memoir by Olli Rehn, his former colleague at the Commission and a central figure in the response to the euro crisis of 2010-14.

  • Eduardo Levy Yeyati argues that a countercyclical liquidity fund could complete the financial architecture not only by providing much needed lending of last resort during systemic crises, but also as a way to attract less unstable private capital to emerging economies.

  • Landmark court decision limits presidential trade restrictions

    Steve Charnovitz, Gary Hufbauer, 28 July 2020

    The U.S. Court of International Trade’s landmark decision voiding President Trump's tariffs on steel from Turkey opens the door to future challenges of US trade actions based on equal protection grounds

  • A Hamiltonian glimpse in Europe

    Thorsten Beck, 27 July 2020

    Thorsten Beck believes that while the compromise reached on the European recovery support will not be enough to overcome the COVID-19 challenges in the EU, it is an important first step.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Andreas Georgiou, 23 April 2020

    Andreas Georgiou argues that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the latest example of the failure of the EU to deliver one of the most the most basic raisons d’ être of a union of states, namely, the effective provision of union-level public goods. 

  • Thorvaldur Gylfason, Arne Jon Isachsen, 22 April 2020

    Thorvaldur Gylfason and Arne Jon Isachsen ask why some countries have suffered more severe outbreaks of Covid-19 than others.

  • Anabel González, 01 April 2020

    Anabel González makes the case for a compact to encourage global production and distribution of medical supplies.

  • Arnoud Boot, Elena Carletti, Rainer Haselmann, Hans‐Helmut Kotz, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Loriana Pelizzon, Stephen Schaefer, Marti Subrahmanyam, 24 March 2020

    The virus epidemic carries the risk of a financial pandemic which may even spiral into a global phenomenon, strenghtening the case for some form of a joint and mutual insurance scheme

  • Chad Bown, 16 March 2020

    Chad Bown argues that President Trump's administration should permanently and comprehensively suspend the trade war tariffs on critical medical products from China

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