Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Jon Danielsson, 03 July 2018

    Risk models are easy targets for criticism, given their poor accuracy. So what are they good for? In this post, Jon Danielsson discusses four categories of risk model and how they might be used in real-world applications. 

  • Nicolas Véron, 02 July 2018

    In August 2010, Andreas Georgiou, former President of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, was charged with having harmed Greece's national interests. In this post, Nicolas Veron argues that the relentless prosecutions against Georgiou are more than a matter of shameful harassment by Greece – his case also raises disturbing questions about the integrity of European statistical processes.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 29 June 2018

    Many businesses in the UK have finally decided to make their concerns over Brexit public. In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that the prospect of a regulation-free post-Brexit UK has little appeal to businesses that trade because what these business want is harmonised regulations - which is essentially what the EU does. 

  • Gabriel Felbermayr, Jens Südekum, 28 June 2018

    Whether economists like it or not, the world has to deal with President Trump’s interpretation of the US's trade deficit. In this post, Gabriel Felbermayr and Jens Suedekum look at the numbers behind the deficit and assess the bargaining position of the EU if the trade conflict were to escalate.

  • Jeffrey Frankel, 27 June 2018

    One sometimes hears that the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are a complete departure from historical Republican orthodoxy. In this post, Jeffrey Frankel argues that while in recent decades Republican politicians have tended towards free-trade philosophy more than their Democratic counterparts, during most of the first 100 years of its existence, the Republican Party was protectionist in both word and deed. 


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