Rabah Arezki, Simeon Djankov, Ugo Panizza 23 February 2021

With the exception of some flashpoints in Northern and Southern Africa, the continent has been largely spared from the direct health effect of Covid-19. However, the African economy has been significantly hurt by the economic consequences. This eBook summarises recent research on the economic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in the continent covering a wide array of topics focusing on the response of firms, households, governments, and international organisations. 

Christian Bluth 10 February 2021

A new CEPR/RESPECT eBook by Christian Johannes Bluth discusses the EU, China and the US Competing in the Face of the Global Megatrends of Climate, Technology and Demographic Change.

Elga Bartsch, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Giancarlo Corsetti, Xavier Debrun 15 December 2020

The notion of the monetary-fiscal policy mix has made a spectacular comeback as countries have been forced to takle the devastating economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy stresses that the desirable coordination between central banks and treasuries can only work if the credibility of their commitment to desirable long-term goals – healthy growth under price stability and public debt sustainability – is preserved and backed by a resilient institutional framework, and urges policymakers to develop a strategy aimed at regaining policy space on both sides of the mix.

Simon Evenett, Richard Baldwin 10 November 2020

In the midst of profound contemporary shifts and shocks facing humankind, a quarter of a century after its creation the WTO is evidently not where pressing trade problems are being solved. Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a lens, this eBook offers insights into the underlying choices faced by WTO members and offers pragmatic suggestions for a WTO work programme over the next three years.

Sebastian Galiani, Ugo Panizza 28 September 2020

The publication process in economics is characterised by long publication lags and excessive weight given to a very small number of journals, while the profession itself is seen by many as hierarchical, clubby and characterised by gender and racial biases. This eBook takes stock of these issues with a series of short essays focusing on how economists publish their research and measure academic success. 

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