Category: Politics & Economics

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Politics & Economics

The impact of politics on central banks

How has political pressure affected monetary policy in the U.S.? What are European politicians think about the ECB?

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On political discourse

Economists explore a) the impact of zero-sum thinking on political views and policies, and b) whether politicians’ positions and policies correspond to voter preferences in the U.S. and France.

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How to renew global governance

In September 2024, the United Nations will convene a Summit of the Future, designed to address the crisis of multilateralism by modernizing outdated institutions of global governance. Joseph Stiglitz and Dani Rodrik outline pragmatic approach to global governance that is adaptable to the political realities of a world dominated by powerful nation-states and interests.

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Emerging risks in 2024

Ballooning developing countries’ sovereign debt, China’s outlook, and elections in 40 countries are some of the risks that are hiding in plain sight for 2024.

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Do investors like democracy?

New research on how countries in the process of democratization are associated with higher sovereign debt spreads and equity risk premia than countries with autocratic governments.

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How to bridge the gap between good economics and good politics

Two recent commentaries on why economists should provide politically feasible options, even if suboptimal.

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On geopolitical risks, inflation, and the price of oil

What are the transmission channels from geopolitical risks to inflation? How does the US-China political relationship affect the price of oil?

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On policymakers’ cognitive biases

New research on how cognitive biases of policymakers affect the choice of implementable policies as well as the allocation of public resources.

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Are we headed toward a polycrisis?

The polycrisis concept is being embraced by many lately as a way to describe the unprecedented situation we are currently facing.

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Challenges for 2023

What are the latent risks for the Eurozone, the U.S., and China in 2023?

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