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Financial Markets

The drop in US listed firms

The number of listed firms in the U.S. has fallen in every year as a result, relative to other countries, the U.S. now has abnormally few listed firms.

Monetary Policy

Challenges to central bank independence

Central bank independence is increasingly in danger. John Cochrane and Paul Tucker discuss what needs to be done going forward.

Monetary Policy

How anchored are inflation expectations?

A new World Bank research analyzes the evolution and determinants of inflation expectations in emerging markets and advanced economies.

Economic Science

Some statistics on women in economics

The AEA just released its first ever survey on the professional climate in Economics.

Economic Growth

A US recession around the corner!

Economists explain that certain patterns are forming in the US economy that should raise the alarm.


New and noteworthy books in economics (March)

Our editors’ picks: “Currencies, Capital, And Central Bank Balances: A Policy Conference”, “The State strikes back: the end of economic reform in China?”, “Measurement of Productivity and Efficiency” and “Innovation Policy and the Economy”.

Monetary Policy

Strategies for a low rate environment

Revisiting the “secular stagnation” hypothesis: are we relying too much on central banks?

Financial Markets

The CLO market

Does the Collateralized Loan Obligation market point to a financial snag ahead?


Fiscal multipliers and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

What were the effects of the 2009 US government fiscal spending called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Did the way it was financed matter?


Functional Finance

The doctrine behind MMT is smart but not completely right, argues Paul Krugman. Not so, responds Matias Vernengo.

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