Blogs&Reviews

  • Olivier in Wonderland

    Charles Wyplosz, 17 June 2019

    The AEA presidential lecture by Olivier Blanchard has become an instant success. In this blog, Charles Wyplosz flags some caveats to bear in mind when interpreting his lecture.

  • Brexit: What’s next?

    Pascal Lamy, 14 June 2019

    In this blog based on a speech at the House of Commons in April 2019, Pascal Lamy argues that there has been a fundamental misunderstanding in the UK of the political and economic trade-off that Brexit implies. 

  • Fredrik NG Andersson and Lars Jonung argue that the current push for fiscal activism is short-sighted. Instead, the Swedish case from the last 25 years shows that stable public finances combined with supply-side policies is the recipe for economic stability and growth.

  • How serious politics must counter populism

    Clemens Fuest, 04 June 2019

    Clemens Fuest argues that moderate politicians should compete with populists by offering realistic perspectives, with Emmanuel Macron serving as a role model in this regard.

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  • Ansgar Belke, Daniel Gros, 21 December 2018

    The ending of the ECB's bond buying programme had no impact on interest rates. In this post, Ansgar Belke and Daniel Gros argue that this is because while the programme might have lowered rates when it was announced, the impact was only transitory. 

  • 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.

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