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:

  • Ignazio Angeloni, 03 December 2020

    Ahead of the outcome of the EBC's monetary policy strategy review, Ignazio Angeloni describes the narrow path that the central bank walks. On the one hand, it should not signal a tightening of policy, which would be inappropriate under plausible scenarios. On the other, it may not wish to tie its hands in the opposite direction either, by committing to ambitious inflation targets it may find hard to achieve. 

  • Ignazio Angeloni, 01 December 2020

    Ignazio Angeloni argues that the ECB should think twice before deciding to issue a digital euro.

  • Roel Beetsma, Lorenzo Codogno, Paul van den Noord, 09 November 2020

    Next Generation EU should not turn out to be a missed opportunity to initiate and fund genuine pan-European infrastructure projects with a high impact on potential growth. Roel Beetsma, Lorenzo Codogno and Paul van den Noord argue that the subsidiarity principle calls for such a pan-EU initiative.

  • Alex Cukierman, 26 October 2020

    Two-thirds of the discrepancy in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the US and China may reflect the advantage of the Chinese authoritarian regime in mobilising public collective action as well as the public minimisation of the health hazards by President Trump.

  • Diane Coyle, 07 October 2020

    Diane Coyle reviews two books with the mission of imparting critical thinking about statistics to their readers. 

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