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Politics & Economics

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.


Constructing policy counterfactuals

New research on how to construct policy counterfactuals without committing to a particular model.


Shadow banks and interest rates

New research on shadow banks in the mortgage market: low interest rates  fueled their surge, high interest rates are boosting their mortgage lending.


Climate-related migration in the U.S.

How does climate change affects international and domestic migration in the U.S.

Monetary Policy

On the remuneration of bank reserves

Should central banks continue to provide liquidity directly to banks and other financial institutions?

Economics of Information

On effective communication

Interesting new research on a) how ethnic and gender diversity of the FOMC affect receptiveness to monetary policy messaging; b) how lexical inconsistency in corporations’ sustainability reports raises suspicions of greenwashing.

International Economics

Geoeconomics and the dollar

Are sanctions eroding the dollar’s dominance? The empirical evidence and a theoretical model.


A more cautious approach to climate policy

Is monetary policy an efficient climate tool?  On the importance of sequencing decarbonization policies.


New and noteworthy books in economics (November)

For this month we selected four books that raise the alarm on central banks’ aggressive strategies, the crises of modern economies, and the scale of the environmental problem.

International Economics

Dollarization in Argentina

Inflation in Argentina is currently 100 percent. Is dollarization is good solution for a country with limited dollar reserves?

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