Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Diane Coyle, 25 September 2018

    Diane Coyle reviews Adam Tooze's "Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World", a detailed account of the political forces that enabled a few dozen banks to entwine the world’s economies in an interlinked web of credit at massive scale, and the political reactions to and consequences of the crisis.

  • Thorsten Beck, 24 September 2018

    The ten years since the Global Crisis erupted have seen lots of progress in regulatory reforms. In this post, Thorsten Beck argues that what is missing is a more fundamental rethink, at least among policymakers, of the role of the financial sector, especially in high-income countries.

  • Richard Baldwin, 21 September 2018

    Machine learning represents a radical change in the way computers “think”.  In this post, RIchard Baldwin discusses how machine translation – machine learning applied to language – will change the way the modern world works.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 17 September 2018

    On 16 September 1992, the UK government had to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis asks if can we draw any parallels between Black Wednesday and the Global Crisis, or more generally whether there is anything that links disasters of this kind.

  • Claude Barfield, 14 September 2018

    Asian trade and investment liberalisation and regional integration are increasingly where the action is for global economic advances. In this post, Claude Barfield three moving targets: the completion and expansion of the Comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement; the determination by member states to complete negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement; and the rise of new, advanced bilateral trade agreements, particularly between Asian and non-Asian economies. 


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