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:

  • Danny Leipziger, 05 March 2019

    In this post, Danny Leipziger argues that South Korea's pre-occupation with North Korea, and the hope that an economic alliance will soon be formed, may be a misguided wish. South Korea needs to fix its internal fractures before it takes on new and unknown economic challenges.

  • Shiro Armstrong, 01 March 2019

    As current president of the G20, Japan has the opportunity to shepherd the global economy through a period of great uncertainty. As Shiro Armstrong argues in this post, however, the task is tough.

  • Diane Coyle, 28 February 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Star's 1999 book, "Sorting Things Out", which looks at classification systems and how they shape people’s behaviour.

  • Yasuyuki Todo, 27 February 2019

    Time and time again, research has shown that protectionist measures tend to dampen business conditions in the very countries implementing such policies. In this post, Yasuyuki Todo asks what can explain the recently intensifying trends toward protectionism.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 25 February 2019

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that if you cannot make the polluter pay, it is still better to take action to stop climate change even if future generations have to pay the cost of that action.

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