Category: Macro

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Macro

Taxonomy of economic uncertainty

A comprehensive survey of the literature on uncertainty measures and a new index to detect truly exogenous shocks.

Macro

The doom loop of COVID-induced sudden stops

The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered unusually fast capital outflows from emerging markets. What are the effects on the US economy? New research introduces a new financial vulnerability index for EMEs.

Macro

Multipliers during the pandemic

Will fiscal spending be effective this time around?

Macro

How do you like teleworking?

A considerable number of employees is forced to work from home: new research on how this arrangement is affecting people’s lives.

Macro

Asymmetries during recessions

The fortunes of a small number of firms can drive recessions which affect disproportionately workers of a certain age.

Macro

Which country spends more on R&D?

Trends in R&D spending across regions have changed during the last two decades. The issue of publicly vs. privately funded firm R&D.

Macro

Zombie firms and inflation

Does cheap credit to zombie firms has a disinflationary effect?

Macro

New research on automation and employment

When looking at the impact of automation on employment at the firm level and on individual workers, the evidence is mixed.

Macro

Fiscal Theory of the Price Level: the latest

Can active fiscal policy be safely  pursued even when monetary policy is active? Do discount rates matter?

Macro

Automatic stabilizers and low interest rates

Blanchard, Summers and Eichenbaum debate the right design of automatic stabilizers when monetary policy looses its power.

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