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:

  • Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, 20 December 2019

    Ceyla Pazarbasioglu describes how emerging and developing economies, which are currently less prepared for another steep global downturn than they were a decade ago, can ramp up growth by adopting ambitious and credible reform agendas

  • Ernesto Zedillo, 09 December 2019

    The US threatens the WTO by blocking appointments to its Appellate Body for settling disputes, but as Ernesto Zedillo explains, other WTO members could override the veto

  • Hans-Jörg Naumer, 30 November 2019

    Hans-Jörg Naumer makes the case for data cooperatives that would allow the providers of data, i.e. the users, to own shares in the platforms they use.

  • Pascal Lamy, 27 November 2019

    Pascal Lamy argues that the future of globalisation depends on our capacity to direct the dominant economic system – capitalism – towards a different course

  • Diane Coyle, 21 November 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews a new book by Lee Anne Fennell which looks at the implications of the reality that economic resources are lumpy and variably sliceable

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