Blogs&Reviews

  • Anabel González discusses the recently announced negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first such accord with a sub-Saharan country

  • Charles Wyplosz worries that the new European Commission five-year budget will offer no more than variations around the status quo

  • Chad Bown explains why the 'cascading protection' of the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on even more steel and aluminium products is worrying.

  • Coffee table economics

    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.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Diane Coyle, 22 April 2018

    Has Ian Goldin penned “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Economic Development but were Afraid to Ask?”  Or perhaps, “The Joys of Economic Development?” Here’s a concise review of a concise book.

  • Thorsten Beck, 12 April 2018

    My CEPR Discussion Paper, “The economics of supranational bank supervision” was just published. It is the latest installment in a series of papers on the tension between national bank supervision and cross-border banking. This post summarises the main empirical findings that illustrate how international supervisory cooperation is related to economic links. 

  • 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.

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