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Monetary Policy


Will Jerome Powell, the new Fed Chair, need to hit the brakes or defend the Fed’s independence?


Eurozone’s safe assets

The ESRB Task Force on Safe Assets has just published its report on the feasibility of sovereign bond-backed securities for the euro area.


New and noteworthy books (January)

Four new and noteworthy books on global financial governance, the eurozone, degrowth and agent based models.

Economic Growth

The scandals

Two scandals have damaged the World Bank’s reputation and led to the resignation of its Chief Economist, Paul Romer.

Economic Growth

Thinking outside the box…

…about productivity.

Economic Growth

Fragile global growth

As 2018 begins the global economy is gathering speed but not all of the news is good.


Modelling households

Households’ welfare, undiversified portfolios and precautionary savings and their impact on monetary policy and economic growth.

Monetary Policy


Lowflation: a problem for the Eurozone, a perplexity for the US.


The debate over minimum wage

Novel new research on how increases in minimum wage affect employment, crime and fertility of high income families.


The other face of inequality

Does inequality lower the chance of high IQ individuals of becoming inventors?

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