Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Caroline Freund, Michael Ferrantino, Maryla Maliszewska, Michele Ruta, 24 July 2018

    Many developing nations rely on trade as an engine of economic growth for ending poverty. In this post, Caroline Freund, Michael Ferrantino, Maryla Maliszewska, and Michele Ruta analyse the impact of recent tariffs and the potential for tariff escalation in developing countries.

  • Jonathan Portes, 23 July 2018

    The political and parliamentary drama over the last few weeks makes it ever more clear that there is no majority, either in the House of Commons or the country as a whole, for any particular approach to Brexit. In this post, Jonathan Portes argues that extending Article 50 would buy time – and perhaps allow a new government or negotiating team to adopt a more coherent and credible strategy.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 20 July 2018

    President Trump has made it clear that the UK can choose US rules or EU rules. In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that Brexit is about having no say in either. 

  • Diane Coyle, 20 July 2018

    A book by Cecilia Heyes argues that that humans’ distinctive cognitive abilities are due to cultural evolution rather than genetic. Diane Coyle finds this different approach to thinking about decision-making persuasive.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 16 July 2018

    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has pledged to create an illiberal state like Russia or China. In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis asks whether Donald Trump could emulate Orbán and turn the US into a 'democratic dictatorship'.


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