Blogs&Reviews

  • Quantitative tightening: Protecting monetary policy from fiscal encroachment

    William A. Allen, Jagjit Chadha, Philip Turner, 23 October 2021

    William Allen, Jagjit Chadha and Philip Turner propose reform for both sides of the central bank balance sheet in a manner that will prepare the ground for the contraction of quantitative easing and which does not expose the central bank to excessive risk

  • What are we regulating for?

    Cristina Caffarra, 03 September 2021

    Cristina Caffarra discusses why current proposals for digital platform regulation are not going to get us far.

  • The antitrust orthodoxy is blind to real data harms

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Johnny Ryan, 22 April 2021

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Johnny Ryan make the case that (lack of) privacy is an (often unobservable) price of using digital platforms, and that (lack of) privacy facilitates mainstream antitrust harms such as exploitation and foreclosure by dominant digital platforms.

  • Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: A review

    Shafik Hebous, 07 April 2021

    Shafik Hebous admires how Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod draw out common threads of tax principles and practice that have underlain tax systems for thousands of years to show us why polices were chosen, and why they failed or prevailed.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • 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.

  • 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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