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Lending in the fintech era

How do online lending platforms chose between loan quality and quantity and racially discriminate?

Economic Science

Economists can’t write concisely

Why economic papers are so long?


New and noteworthy books in economics (July)

Four books on obsession with growth, populism, Hayek and the left.

Economic Science

Macro: ten years later…

GalĂ­ and Uhlig on some recent developments in New Keynesian Economics.


The antitrust moment!

As Europeans are stricter at applying antitrust laws, the US is debating whether rising concentration in niche sectors is actually a bad thing.


Nudges and pension savings

Population aging is putting pressure on pay-as-you go pension systems. Can informational nudges lead to higher retirement savings?

Financial Markets

Cybersecurity and financial markets

The financial sector is the most likely target for cybersecurity breaches. What are the potential losses, how the stocks of affected firms behave and why investments in cybersecurity are limited?


Uncertainty in climate economic models

New research on how to understand the vast array of uncertainties in climate economic models and how to synthesize them in a way useful to policymakers.

Economic Science


The dismal science's guide to the World Cup final.

Economic Growth

The flattening yield curve

The current flattening of the US yield curve: the result of trade policy, FOMC policy or much ado about nothing?

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