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:

  • Danny Leipziger, 05 March 2019

    In this post, Danny Leipziger argues that South Korea's pre-occupation with North Korea, and the hope that an economic alliance will soon be formed, may be a misguided wish. South Korea needs to fix its internal fractures before it takes on new and unknown economic challenges.

  • Shiro Armstrong, 01 March 2019

    As current president of the G20, Japan has the opportunity to shepherd the global economy through a period of great uncertainty. As Shiro Armstrong argues in this post, however, the task is tough.

  • Diane Coyle, 28 February 2019

    Diane Coyle reviews Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Star's 1999 book, "Sorting Things Out", which looks at classification systems and how they shape people’s behaviour.

  • Yasuyuki Todo, 27 February 2019

    Time and time again, research has shown that protectionist measures tend to dampen business conditions in the very countries implementing such policies. In this post, Yasuyuki Todo asks what can explain the recently intensifying trends toward protectionism.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 25 February 2019

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that if you cannot make the polluter pay, it is still better to take action to stop climate change even if future generations have to pay the cost of that action.

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