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:

  • Hans Gersbach, 18 October 2019

    Hans Gersbach suggests society could deal with the self-strengthening tech giants by democratising them through giving users a say in their decisions.

  • Diane Coyle, 14 October 2019

    Diane Coyle's mind boggles at the level of detail in Vaclav Smil's "Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities", covering the growth dynamics of archaea and bacteria all the way to empires. 

  • Thorsten Beck, 11 October 2019

    Thorsten Beck advises analysts who claim that the UK Supreme Court's decision that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawfaul represents a constitutional coup should read up on British constitutional history.

  • Bradford DeLong, 10 October 2019

    Brad DeLong asks whether a society where some 30 million workers are essentially paid, directly or indirectly, by the top 0.1% can be a healthy one.

  • Diane Coyle, 07 October 2019

    Diane Coyle believes that Richard Davies' book, Extreme Economies, will encourage students to appreciate that economics is not only important but also exciting.

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