Blogs&Reviews

  • An outtake from Brad DeLong's "Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century 1870-2016"

  • The crisis in word trade

    Sait Akman, Shiro Armstrong, Carlos Primo Braga, Uri Dadush, Anabel González, Fukunari Kimura, Junji Nakagawa, Peter Rashish, Akihiko Tamura, 04 September 2019

    A T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization policy brief argues that the world trading system has been remarkably successful in many respects but that the present strain reflects causes which are deep-seated and require a strategic response.

  • Digital trade negotiations are playing out on a number of levels. Claude Barfield offers a list of priorities for the US in these negotiations.

  • Trump's mini-trade war with India

    Chad Bown, 22 July 2019

    Successive US administrations have tried to pry open India's markets by offering trade concessions to get it to play by the multilateral rules. But as Chad Bown describes, President Trump is now reversing course.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Diane Coyle, 21 May 2019

    Diane Coyle finds "Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime & the Pursuit of Justice" by Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi a fantastic but sobering book.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 10 May 2019

    Economics is often accused of not being a science. Simon Wren-Lewis argeus that a good test case to see if that is true is the minimum wage.

  • Michael Hüther, Jens Südekum, 06 May 2019

    As the German debt brakes celebrates its 10th anniversary, Michael Hüther and Jens Südekum argue that it has become a burden for the German economy, which badly needs investment in education and infrastructure.

  • Chad Bown, Eva (Yiwen) Zhang, 01 May 2019

    The US and China are now negotiating how to resolve President Donald Trump’s trade war. Chad Bown and Eva Zhang ask what will happen to all of those 2018 tariffs.

  • Diane Coyle, 29 April 2019

    In this post, Diane Coyle reviews three books looking at the digital economy.

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