Blogs&Reviews

  • Joshua Meltzer argues that the Trump administration has failed to provide a coherent vision for maintaining and expanding US competitiveness in the 21st century, including through its trade policy.

  • Is the EU ready to truly apply the subsidiarity principle?

    Roel Beetsma, George Kopits, 15 June 2020

    Roel Beetsma and George Koptis argue there is a strong legal and economic case for a timely application of the subsidiarity principle in establishing a permanent EU-wide countercyclical facility.

  • Lubos Pastor suggests that the easiest way for central banks to deal with COVID-spawned debt may be tolerate above-average inflation.

  • The independence of the central bank at risk

    Peter Bofinger, Martin Hellwig, Michael Hüther, Monika Schnitzer, Moritz Schularick, Guntram Wolff, 08 June 2020

    The authors of this blog are concerned that the recent judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the ECB's monetary policy undermines the constitutional basis of the independence of the central bank and its price stability mandate.  

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • 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, Jürgen Schaaf, 10 January 2020

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

  • Charles Wyplosz, 09 January 2020

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

  • Cristina Caffarra, 06 January 2020

    Cristina Caffarra interprets the new report from the UK's Competition & Markets Authority which articulates – for the first time anywhere – what the regulation of Google and Facebook might actually look like.

  • Cristina Constantinescu, Michele Ruta, Aaditya Mattoo, 23 December 2019

    Cristina Constantinescu, Michele Ruta and Aaditya Mattoo suggest policy uncertainty might account for almost half of the slowdown of world trade growth in 2019. 

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