Blogs&Reviews

  • And the dollar reigns supreme

    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.

  • Not-so-free markets

    Diane Coyle, 13 January 2020

    Diane Coyle reviews Thomas Philippon’s "The Great Reversal", an accessible synthesis of his research into the empirics of US finance and competition.

  • Ulrich Bindseil and Jürgen Schaaf argue that the best weapon to exorcise the evil of zombie businesses is stronger economic growth, not monetary policy.

  • My wish list

    Charles Wyplosz, 09 January 2020

    Charles Wyplosz lists ten things he would like to see happen in 2020.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Jon Danielsson, 12 April 2018

    The financial press had a field day when volatility hit a high in early February. In this post I argue that it was not all that extreme. The high point of volatility was only the 103th highest volatility in the past 88 years. 

  • Roger Farmer, 11 April 2018

    This post accesses the little-hyped concept of ergodicity.  In an exploration of economic forecasts, I argue that ergodicity must be injected into probability models.  From that ensues trips into the butterfly effect, multiple equilibria, and the representative agent approach.

  • Thomas Sampson, 10 April 2018

    In this post I examine a recent policy paper from the UK government that looks at trade in a post-Brexit EU and lay out several issues in need of consideration.

  • Ashoka Mody, 01 April 2018

    Financial markets are better than economists in sensing non-linearities, the critical junctures where fundamental shifts occur. This article argues that politics, economics, and finance are threatening to shake things up; it’s no time to look away.

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