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:

  • Stephen Cecchetti, Kim Schoenholtz, 10 May 2018

    The liquidity coverage ratio may have been introduced in recent years, but it harks back to a much older system of reserve requirements. We undertook a historical review of liquidity regulations and argue strongly against using the LCR as a monetary policy tool in advanced economies with well-developed financial markets. 

  • Thorsten Beck, 02 May 2018

    An IMF conference on financial inclusion showed that one research methodology doesn't fit all. This post summarises some new developments that were showcased at a recent IMF conference on financial inclusion.

  • Diane Coyle, 01 May 2018

    My latest book 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.

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