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How people perceive tax policy

Two new working papers use experimental data to study people’s preferences towards redistribution.

Monetary Policy

The politics of QE research

How effective is QE? Research from academia and central banks might be telling  different stories.


New and noteworthy books in economics (September)

For this month we have picked two thought provoking books on misinformation and the future of ageing societies; and two informative books on the global energy system and the history of the Bank of England.

Economic Growth

The confidence multiplier

A new working paper presents the idea of “confidence multiplier” as an amplifier of business cycle fluctuations. A warning for the global economy?

Financial Markets

Suptech, regtech and fintech

Suptech and Regtech are new tools to supervise fintech companies and insure their regulatory compliance. But do fintech companies need to be regulated? Some opposing views.

Economic Growth

A utopian view of the global economy

Ian Goldin suggests that the way forward is greater international cooperation which will increase global resilience. But the current trends point to a different direction.


COVID and climate change in low income developing countries

Has the impact of COVID on low income developing countries been exaggerated? What implications on these countries that are also highly vulnerable to climate change?


Towards a sustainable economy

The transition to a post COVID sustainable economy is fraught with financial risks. What is the role of central banks?


COVID and climate change

Covid-19 has lead to a shift in consumer and investor preferences as well as an increase in financial risk complexity. How will  climate change policies be affected?

Financial Markets

The stock market enigma

Why have stock markets rallied? An academic and a practitioner view. A new research paper evaluates investors’ growth expectations.

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