Blogs&Reviews

  • An outtake from Brad DeLong's "Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century 1870-2016"

  • The crisis in word trade

    Sait Akman, Shiro Armstrong, Carlos Primo Braga, Uri Dadush, Anabel González, Fukunari Kimura, Junji Nakagawa, Peter Rashish, Akihiko Tamura, 04 September 2019

    A T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization policy brief argues that the world trading system has been remarkably successful in many respects but that the present strain reflects causes which are deep-seated and require a strategic response.

  • Digital trade negotiations are playing out on a number of levels. Claude Barfield offers a list of priorities for the US in these negotiations.

  • Trump's mini-trade war with India

    Chad Bown, 22 July 2019

    Successive US administrations have tried to pry open India's markets by offering trade concessions to get it to play by the multilateral rules. But as Chad Bown describes, President Trump is now reversing course.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Antonio Fatás, 14 March 2019

    As the US approaches its longest ever period of expansion, Antonio Fatas argues that low unemployment is unsustainable and that if past patterns are any guide, a recession must be around the corner. 

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 13 March 2019

    Simon Wren-Lewis asks why real wages in the UK are still lower than before the Global Crisis, when the size of the economy as a whole surpassed its pre-crisis level in 2013.

  • Diane Coyle, 12 March 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews books by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt and by Sven Linqvist which, on the face of it, looked competely different but ended up being about the same thing: race.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 11 March 2019

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that the debt brake is doing the German people harm and needs to change.

  • Keiichiro Kobayashi, 08 March 2019

    Keiichiro Kobayashi discusses the concept of 'future design' – where people are asked to become an imaginary future generation and to think and act in the interests of that generation – and how it might be incorporated into policymaking.  

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