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Cyber risk and regulation

Cyber risks and financial risks interact to cause systemic crises. What are the principles that should guide a regulatory response?

Financial Markets

Corporate debt in the US

In the US, nonfinancial corporate debt is at a fifty year high ratio to GDP. Are there risks to financial stability?


Facebook’s Libra

A lot has already been written about Libra. We selected the most interesting commentaries.

New Economic Initiatives

The IFS Deaton Review

In May 2019 the Institute of Fiscal Studies launched a 5-year comprehensive analysis of inequalities. The review will be chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.


Optimal currency area and the EMU

Is the optimal currency area model useful in understanding the eurozone crisis?


Measuring inequality

Using macroeconomic aggregates on householdsā€™ wealth and Pareto models: is income inequality overestimated or underestimated?

Monetary Policy

Monetary or macroprudential policy?

Two new research papers exploring the trade-offs and interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies.

Financial Markets

Pension funds and global yield curves

New research on the strong effect of pension assets on the long end of the yield curve.


New and noteworthy books in economics (June)

On the future of macroeconomic policy; on the upcoming technology trap and theĀ  disrupted economic relationships. Did economics corrupt us?

Economic Growth

Economic red flags

Ten year yields have declined in advanced countries and there are about nine reasons the global economy is at risk of a recessions.

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