Blogs&Reviews

  • Richard Baldwin discusses how digital technology has changed the nature of work, and how and where we do it.

  • The destination-based cash flow tax: A negative-revenue tax?

    David Laborde, William Martin, 18 April 2019

    David Laborde and Will Martin identify serious problems with the proposal to combine features of a VAT and a wage subsidy, especially for countries where the direct government revenue implications are strongly negative.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis asks why pundits failed to see how far right the Conservatives were moving under Cameron, and the subsequent rise of Corbyn in 2015 and Labour’s gains during the 2017 campaign.

  • No ordinary woman

    Diane Coyle, 09 April 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews a biography of Edith Penrose written by her daughter-in-law, Angela Penrose.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 21 December 2018

    Simon Wren-Lewis discusses how the political divide that has become clear since the Brexit vote (and which is also clear in US support for Trump) is between towns and cities, not between regions.

  • Branko Milanovic, 20 December 2018

    Branko Milanovic provides answers to the question he is often asked.

  • Richard Baldwin, 19 December 2018

    The theme of the 2019 WEF in Davos will be "Globalisation 4.0". Richard Baldwin sees this stage of globalisation as the third unbundling, when digitech will allow arbitrage of international wage differences without the physical movement of workers.  

  • Paul De Grauwe, 19 December 2018

    New budgetary rules imposed by the European Commission prevent the costs of public investment from being spread over time, obliging governments to impose 100% of the costs of envinronmental investments on today’s households and firms. Paul De Grauwe suggests a solution.

  • L Alan Winters, 18 December 2018

    In this post, Alan Winters argues that uncertainty will continue whether or not the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by Parliament.

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