Blogs&Reviews

  • The Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom goes against six decades of UK efforts to avoid being economically disadvantaged in Europe. Tracking the evolution of the EU-UK relationship over the last 60 years can help in understanding this.

  • Self-fulfilling prophecies, quasi-non-ergodicity and wealth inequality

    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Roger Farmer, 13 January 2021

    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud and Roger Farmer argue that the vast inequalities we see in the world distribution of wealth are deeply connected to a somewhat esoteric concept from the theory of stochastic processes. 

  • Richard Baldwin hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic will foster a spirit of global solidarity and cohesion, a sense of shared humanity and common imperative.

  • Why the anti-appers?

    Michael Kende, 04 December 2020

    Michael Kende argues that the lack of digital trust in contact tracing apps which could help control the pandemic, save lives, and normalise our societies is a major wake-up call. 

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Daria Taglioni, 27 May 2020

    Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark and Daria Taglioni show how the fragmentation of production and the new manufacturing bases in developing countries over the past 20 years have increased—not diminished—the ability of countries to respond to the unexpected sudden spikes in demand experienced during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Joshua P. Meltzer, 20 May 2020

    As the US heads into recession, Joshua Meltzer argues that what US trade policy should be and how the country can lead again on trade is a debate we need to have.

  • John Cochrane, 16 May 2020

    John Coltrane hopes the model of scientific publications inspires economics journal editors to action.

  • Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Tommaso Valletti, 11 May 2020

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Tommaso Valletti argue that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well.

  • 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. 

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