Blogs&Reviews

  • COVID-19 and the future of world trade

    Alan Wm. Wolff, 01 June 2020

    WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff argues that this is the time to consider the future of the multilateral trading system

  • Why global value chains remain essential for COVID-19 supplies

    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.

  • 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.

  • Covid and economics publishing

    John Cochrane, 16 May 2020

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

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Diane Coyle, 28 April 2018

    Under the tenure of Steve Cohen, SAC Captial perpetrated a major insider-trading scam that rocked the hedge fund world. Diane Coyle recommends Sheelah Kolthatkar’s latest book, which chronicles the abuses.  With that as a stepping stone, she illuminates a culture of corruption in the world of finance, enabled by deregulation.

  • 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.

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