Blogs&Reviews

  • Joshua Meltzer argues that the Trump administration has failed to provide a coherent vision for maintaining and expanding US competitiveness in the 21st century, including through its trade policy.

  • Is the EU ready to truly apply the subsidiarity principle?

    Roel Beetsma, George Kopits, 15 June 2020

    Roel Beetsma and George Koptis argue there is a strong legal and economic case for a timely application of the subsidiarity principle in establishing a permanent EU-wide countercyclical facility.

  • Lubos Pastor suggests that the easiest way for central banks to deal with COVID-spawned debt may be tolerate above-average inflation.

  • The independence of the central bank at risk

    Peter Bofinger, Martin Hellwig, Michael Hüther, Monika Schnitzer, Moritz Schularick, Guntram Wolff, 08 June 2020

    The authors of this blog are concerned that the recent judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the ECB's monetary policy undermines the constitutional basis of the independence of the central bank and its price stability mandate.  

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Diane Coyle, 03 February 2020

    Diane Coyle recommends Steven Medema’s  "The Economics Book: from Xenophon to Cryptocurrency, 250 Milestones in the History of Economics" for both the beautiful illustrations and its selection of concepts and capsule explanations.

  • Anabel González, Euijin Jung, 27 January 2020

    Anabel González and Euijin Jung suggest that even though the developing countries did not create the WTO Appellate Body crisis, they may hold a key to unlock it

  • Charles Goodhart, Geoffrey Wood, 24 January 2020

    Charles Goodhart and Geoffrey Wood ask whether mainstream monetary economics has lost its bearings.

  • Clemence Landers, Jocilyn Estes, 22 January 2020

    Clemence Landers introduces CGD's new DFI Dashboard, an interactive tool for comparing the lending practices and policy frameworks various development finance institutions.

  • Charles Wyplosz, 20 January 2020

    Charles Wyplosz discusses why dreams of alternatives to the dollar as a international currency are likely to remain just dreams for many years to come.

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