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2021-04-15T11:43:15+02:0011 September 2020|

There’s more to life than GDP. The post-Covid world will be quantum, not classical. The negative impact (almost everywhere) of pervasive uncertainty provoked by the [...]

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2021-04-15T11:42:50+02:0028 August 2020|

Walking more and breathing better are an effective, accessible, and democratic individual response to better cope with some of the effects of the pandemic. Beware [...]

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2021-04-15T11:44:15+02:0021 August 2020|

As we begin to recognize that COVID-19 is everyone’s problem, it’s increasingly important to identify what de-marks a successful nation – learning from others is [...]

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2021-04-15T11:44:21+02:0014 August 2020|

For fear of failure to avoid it, armed conflict between the US and China should no longer be considered as unthinkable. Concentrated efforts for cleaner [...]

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2021-04-15T11:44:32+02:007 August 2020|

The pandemic induced economic downturn equates to a depression by any other name. Advanced AI makes possible all-seeing surveillance systems for China and beyond. Germany [...]

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2021-04-15T11:45:07+02:0024 July 2020|

Going forward: putting nature first is not only an environmental necessity but also sound economics. We could be looking at a less urbanised world where [...]

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2021-04-15T11:45:11+02:0017 July 2020|

The Great Reset: how to get it right in a post-Covid-19 world. Will China really be more mercantile than colonial? Can Silicon Valley survive without [...]

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2021-04-15T11:45:24+02:0010 July 2020|

Narrative economics can help explain the current stock market enigma. Pandemic experts in the US play second fiddle to politics despite emerging evidence of more [...]

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2021-04-15T11:46:07+02:003 July 2020|

China poised for pre-eminence while the West‘s ‘precariat’ is seeking a voice. A COVID contagion pattern is emerging. Weak ties can be a source of [...]

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2021-04-15T11:46:14+02:0026 June 2020|

No V in sight for the global economy. Societal despair in the US partly due to a health system sold out to rent-seekers. Perhaps telemedicine [...]

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2021-04-15T11:46:25+02:0019 June 2020|

Some corona crisis lessons so far: execution, not ideas, make the difference; China is no longer passive in its positioning for power; activism’s coming of [...]

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2021-04-15T11:47:10+02:0012 June 2020|

Will current outrage over racism, at last, give rise to improved justice? Let’s dare to be optimistic. To avoid a second wave of infection the [...]

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2021-04-15T11:47:13+02:005 June 2020|

How we treat the soil could save the Earth. Can Singapore avoid being caught in the fallout from US-China rivalries and emerge as a vital [...]

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2021-04-15T11:47:27+02:0029 May 2020|

This article is behind a paywall, but it makes such a critical point that we decided to include it nonetheless (if you do not subscribe [...]

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2021-04-15T11:48:00+02:0022 May 2020|

Carmen Reinhart, the Harvard professor who’s just been named chief economist at the World Bank explains why the COVID-born financial crisis will last until the [...]

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2021-04-15T11:48:45+02:0015 May 2020|

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “I would say in a four to five-year timeframe we could be looking at controlling this (the coronavirus).” – Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s [...]

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2021-04-15T11:48:36+02:008 May 2020|

The President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australian PM explains why both China and the US are likely to emerge from this [...]

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2021-04-15T11:49:26+02:001 May 2020|

Gloomy but true! Covid-19 comes at a time when it conflates with ten existing diverse risks that threaten “to fuel a perfect storm that sweeps [...]

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2021-04-15T11:49:47+02:0024 April 2020|

This is a great (albeit long – 20 min+) read to make sense of the overabundant information about Covid-19. QUOTE OF THE WEEK “It can [...]

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2021-01-29T11:08:13+01:0017 April 2020|

Ed Yong, Our Pandemic Summer (The Atlantic, April 14, 2020) The fight against the coronavirus won’t be over when countries reopen, and this article explains [...]

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2021-01-29T11:08:09+01:0010 April 2020|

The cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirus (The Guardian, April 9, 2020) This article explains how social gatherings of different sorts [...]

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2021-04-15T11:50:40+02:003 April 2020|

This is a 4-5 min read based on extensive interviews with prominent US economists offers simple rules for a better understanding of the new playbook [...]

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2021-01-29T11:10:34+01:0027 March 2020|

Jonathan Portes, Don’t believe the myth that we must sacrifice lives to save the economy (The Guardian, March 25, 2020) This concerns the much talked [...]

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2021-01-29T11:10:39+01:0020 March 2020|

Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, Keeping Business Alive: The Government Will Pay (UC Berkeley, March 16, 2020) The two economists propose an unprecedented program for [...]

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2021-01-29T11:10:52+01:0013 March 2020|

Willem Buiter, The Wealth and Health of Nations (Project Syndicate, March 10, 2020) Until very recently, most analysts on the sell-side were being remarkably complacent [...]

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2021-01-29T11:10:44+01:006 March 2020|

Simon Wren-Lewis, The economic effects of a pandemic (Mainly Macro, March 2, 2020) This is a simple and palatable article written by an economist with [...]

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2021-01-29T11:10:58+01:0028 February 2020|

The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety (The New York Times, February 26, 2020) Most of us would agree that the past week and all [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:59+01:0021 February 2020|

Nouriel Roubini, The stock market is ignoring these ‘white swan’ events that could upend everything (Market Watch, February 18, 2020) The economist argues that financial crises [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:36+01:007 February 2020|

John Cassidy, Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth? (The New Yorker, February 10, 2020) We had a similar article last week. Worth repeating with this [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:31+01:0031 January 2020|

Stephen Roach, A Global Economy Without a Cushion (Project Syndicate, January 27, 2020) From 1990 to 2008, annual growth in world trade was 82% faster [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:22+01:0024 January 2020|

What Will the World Look Like in 2030? (The New York Times, December 26, 2019) This is almost a month old, but worth posting now and read against the background of what [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:13+01:0017 January 2020|

Ruchir Sharma, How To Invest: Ten Big Trends Of The 2020s (NDTV, January 15, 2020) The Morgan Stanley global strategist / author offers 10 predictions [...]

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2021-01-29T11:14:05+01:0014 January 2020|

Michael Spence, The Challenging Arithmetic of Climate Action (Project Syndicate, February 12, 2020) The Nobel laureate puts it in plain and palatable terms: the challenge [...]

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2021-01-29T11:13:06+01:0010 January 2020|

Evan Osnos, The Future of America’s Contest with China (The New Yorker, January 13, 2020) This is an in-depth essay about the defining economic and [...]

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2021-01-29T11:13:00+01:003 January 2020|

Willem Buiter, When Central Banks Go Green (Project Syndicate, January 2, 2020) The economist explains why there are financial risks associated with making the shift [...]

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2021-01-29T11:12:39+01:0020 December 2019|

Ben Casselman, A Recession Hasn’t Arrived (Yet). Here’s Where You’ll See It First (The New York Times, December 12, 2019) This article offers a very [...]

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2021-01-29T11:12:30+01:006 December 2019|

Niall Ferguson, The New Cold War? It’s With China, and It Has Already Begun (The New York Times, December 2, 2019) The famous historian says [...]

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2021-01-29T11:12:06+01:0029 November 2019|

Stephen Roach, After the US-China Trade War (Project Syndicate, November 25, 2019) This is an interesting take that offers much food for thought on what [...]

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2021-01-29T11:11:38+01:0022 November 2019|

Pablo Fajgelbaum, Pinelopi Goldberg, Patrick Kennedy, Amit Khandelwal, The return to protectionism (VOXeu, November 7, 2019) To get a precise and rigorous sense of the impact [...]

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2021-01-29T11:11:28+01:0015 November 2019|

David Graeber, Against Economics (The New York Review of Books, December 5, 2019) The anthropologist reviews Skidelsky’s “Money and Government: The Past and Future of [...]

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2021-01-29T11:11:09+01:008 November 2019|

Steve LeVine, The Economist Who Wants to Ditch Math (Medium, November 5, 2019) We are proud to include this piece that is largely based on [...]

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2021-01-29T11:11:04+01:001 November 2019|

Nouriel Roubini, The Allure and Limits of Monetized Fiscal Deficits (Project Syndicate, October 28, 2019) This is a topic that was widely discussed at the [...]

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2021-01-29T11:16:26+01:0025 October 2019|

Jeffrey Sachs, Why Rich Cities Rebel (Project Syndicate, October 23, 2019) Why did governments fail to anticipate that a seemingly modest policy action (a fuel-tax [...]

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2021-01-29T11:16:32+01:0018 October 2019|

Dion Rabouin, Mainstream economists are getting radical (Axios, October 11, 2019) In a world of slow growth and full of economic anomalies, some of the [...]

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2021-01-29T11:16:38+01:0011 October 2019|

Jim Bianco, Central Banks Can’t Create Negative Rates by Themselves (Bloomberg Opinion, October 9, 2019)This article explains in very simple terms why there is more to [...]

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2021-01-29T11:16:44+01:004 October 2019|

Lucrezia Reichlin, Adair Turner, Michael Woodford, Helicopter money as a policy option (Vox, September 24, 2019)This article sums up a policy debate on helicopter money that [...]

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2021-02-19T12:17:00+01:0027 September 2019|

Arvind Subramanian and Dani Rodrik, The Puzzling Lure of Financial Globalization (Project Syndicate, September 25, 2019)The two renowned economists observe that, although most of the intellectual [...]

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2021-01-29T11:16:56+01:0020 September 2019|

Satyajit Das, Can Banks Survive Negative Rates?(Bloomberg, September 13, 2019)The former banker turned author explains why the spread of unconventional monetary policies threatens to set [...]

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2021-01-29T11:17:03+01:0013 September 2019|

Ann Saphir, Trade uncertainty to trim $850 billion global output: Fed paper (Reuters, September 5, 2019)Some robust academic research (it comes from the Fed) has attempted [...]

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2021-01-29T11:17:13+01:006 September 2019|

Neil Irwin, A Recession Isn’t Inevitable: The Case for Economic Optimism (The New York Times, September 4, 2019) For those who worry about a quasi-immediate [...]

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