Blogs&Reviews

  • Twitter is free to ban users

    Jan Bouwens, 22 February 2021

    Jan Bouwens discusses the decision by Twitter and other social media platforms to ban President Trump and members of his campaign, and the objections to the bans raised by politicians.

  • Fiscal policy and international cooperation in a Covid world

    Vitor Gaspar, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, 15 February 2021

    Vitor Gaspar and Felipe Larrain argue that COVID-19 is a pandemic that can only be controlled globally with the international community acting together, and identify four main key policy priorities going forward.

  • Will the EU's trading partners be reassured by the new export regime on COVID-19 vaccines? If not, what could they do about it? And, could this spiral out of control? Simon Evenett outlines five scenarios going forward.

  • Tax policy for the post-Covid era

    Rabah Arezki, Grégoire Rota-Graziosi, 03 February 2021

    Rabah Arezki and Grégoire Rota-Graziosi explore what the legacy of Covid-19 will be for our tax systems and several dimensions for the required rethinking

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • 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.

  • Ashoka Mody, 01 April 2018

    Financial markets are better than economists in sensing non-linearities, the critical junctures where fundamental shifts occur. This article argues that politics, economics, and finance are threatening to shake things up; it’s no time to look away.

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