Vox Talks

Vox Talks

Jeffrey Frankel, 12 October 2018

In the US, unemployment is at its lowest point for two decades. Wage growth is rising, the economy is growing. Tim Phillips asks Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard University why he worries about the depth of the next recession.

Paola Profeta, 05 October 2018

It's no secret that women have been under-represented in the boardroom in general, and central bank boards are no different. We also know that firms in which women are decision-makers tend to behave differently. Tim Phillips talks to Paola Profeta, one of the authors of a new paper that finds that female central bankers have a measurable effect on monetary policy.

Diego Comin, 28 September 2018

The FRAME Project was set up to find out the impact of innovation on macroeconomic outcomes such as productivity, job creation, and unemployment. Diego Comin of Dartmouth College is one of the leaders of the project, and he talks to Tim Phillips about what he and his colleagues have learned.

CEPR is a partner of the FRAME Project, which is co-ordinated by ZEW. The CEPR team is led by Diego Comin, a Research Fellow in its Macroeconomics and Growth Programme. The FRAME project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the grant agreement No #727073.

Thomas Tørsløv, Ludvig Wier, 24 September 2018

Every year multinational companies reduce their tax bills by about $200 billion simply by shifting profits, legally, to tax havens. Governments criticise tax loopholes and promise to close them. But at the same time they also use them to attract these paper profits to their jurisdiction. Thomas Tørsløv and Ludvig Weir talk to Tim Phillips about where the missing profits of nations go, the effect of the missing billions on government policies, and how to create a fairer system of taxation for multinationals.

Shlomo Weber, 14 September 2018

English is the most widely-spoken language in Europe, but after Brexit it will cease to be an official language of the EU. Tim Phillips speaks to Shlomo Weber about which languages will become more important as a result, and the long-term implications for the English language — and the people who speak it. 

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