Author: Daisy Pappas

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Big data and the macroeconomy

Big data has just begun to permeate economists’ thinking about the aggregate economy.

Monetary Policy

Evidence of the Neo-Fisher effect

Recent research shows that there is evidence of the Neo-Fisher effect in US data. But in a small European economy “monetary policy works according to textbook”.


Is there an optimal immigration policy?

New research that examines which immigration policy maximizes the welfare of the native population and increase long term growth.


The allocation of talent

How much does an economy gain when talent, across race and gender, is efficiently allocated and how technological innovation in communications has increased the return to skill.


Climate change and economics

Interesting new research which quantifies the effect of climate change on GDP, analyzes the effect of tariffs on CO2 emissions and evaluates the impact of climate policy uncertainty.

Monetary Policy

The cacophony of Fed’s policy makers

Informal communication, or leaks, by Fed officials can be viewed as an arms race between policy makers to tilt the FOMC's decision towards their policy preference.


How to fight secular stagnation

In the current environment, “loosening monetary policy is exactly what is not needed”, writes Larry Summers and stirs up a debate.

Financial Markets

The truth about ESG ratings!

An estimated  $30 trillion are invested relying on ESG  ( ratings. Are these ratings reliable and do they promote  sustainability or corporate social responsibility?


Argentina’s crisis: Who is to blame?

Who is to blame: neoliberalism, populism or economists?

International Economics

On the recent protectionist trend

New research on how the recent protectionist trend has affected the US and Europe.

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