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:

  • Anabel González, 15 February 2020

    Anabel González discusses the recently announced negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first such accord with a sub-Saharan country

  • Charles Wyplosz, 14 February 2020

    Charles Wyplosz worries that the new European Commission five-year budget will offer no more than variations around the status quo

  • Chad Bown, 07 February 2020

    Chad Bown explains why the 'cascading protection' of the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on even more steel and aluminium products is worrying.

  • Diane Coyle, 03 February 2020

    Diane Coyle recommends Steven Medema’s  "The Economics Book: from Xenophon to Cryptocurrency, 250 Milestones in the History of Economics" for both the beautiful illustrations and its selection of concepts and capsule explanations.

  • Anabel González, Euijin Jung, 27 January 2020

    Anabel González and Euijin Jung suggest that even though the developing countries did not create the WTO Appellate Body crisis, they may hold a key to unlock it

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