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Sunday’s Swiss referendum on vollgeld (sovereign money) has triggered an interesting debate on its appeal and its disadvantages.

Monetary Policy

Monetary policy spillovers

As major central banks are withdrawing monetary accommodation what are the spillover effects on both advanced and emerging economies?

International Economics

The US-EU-China trade war

“To try to ascertain the Trump position on trade at any point in time is like trying to ascertain the position of a sub-atomic particle: it is better viewed as having a probabilistic distribution” – Jeffrey Frankel

Economic Science

Gender economics

Women in academia, female labor participation, women’s math abilities and salaries : how have things changed since the 1990s.



Macroeconomic forecasting, optimism and turning points.


Eurozone in turmoil…again!

Why the populist wave is set to continue in Europe.


On Italy

Can the Eurozone handle a crisis in Italy?

Monetary Policy

Central Bank of Turkey vs Central Bank of Argentina

Neo-Fisherism works in Turkey while the Phillips curve works in Argentina.


New and noteworthy books in economics (May)

Five authors: Mazzucato, Fratzscher, Tucker, Ghysels and Marcellino and four interesting books.


Did QE increase inequality after all?

New research on whether QE has increased inequality in the UK, Italy and the US.

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