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Jon Danielsson, 25 May 2018

The advent of cryptocurrencies has captured the imaginations of consumers, businesses, and investors alike. Policymakers are grappling to regulate them, while economists are still working out the potential that cryptos have to disrupt financial markets. In this Vox Talks, Jon Danielsson takes a different view, explaining why cryptos "just don't make sense", and why they should be treated with some scepticism. 

CEPR Research Fellow Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln was this year's winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. In this edition of Vox Talks, she discusses her research on working hours, the origins of our political views, and the lessons we can draw from the German reunificatioin. 

L Alan Winters, 30 April 2018

Brexit is due to be completed in less than a year, which will have a fundamental impact on the UK's trading relationships with the rest of the world. In this Vox Talks, Alan Winters discusses how modern trade agreements are made, and why they are harder to negotiate than many assume. In order to avoid huge disruptions of trade, the UK must negotiate new agreements across the globe - a task made more difficult by the need to harmonise the sometimes contradicting regulations of different countries.

Jeromin Zettelmeyer, 12 March 2018

Any reform of the Euro Area's fiscal and financial infrastructure must address the balance between member countries' risk-sharing and their market discipline. In this Vox Talk, Jeromin Zettelmeyer discusses the proposals put forward in a new CEPR Policy Insight, "Reconciling risk sharing with market discipline: A constructive approach to euro area reform", that sets out six reforms to improve financial stability within the Euro Area in a way that addresses the deadlock between members' currently polarised interests.

Long-run trends in house prices are inextricably linked to growing inequality and other macroeconomic policy challenges. In this special edition of Vox Talks, Tim Phillips speaks to participants of the CEPR-Imperial College Business School conference, 'Housing – Learning from the past and looking to the future', which took place at Imperial College on 19th January 2018.

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