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Books

New and noteworthy books in economics (February)

Three new books on Tawney and Polanyi, wasteful education and everyday metrics.

Trade

Mavericks on trade

The case against trade agreements.

Monetary Policy

On central banks

Athanasios Orphanides of MIT on central banks and democratic legitimacy. A new working paper on whether central banks respond promptly to global economy developments.

Financial Markets

October 1987?

The similarities between the stock market crash in October 1987 and the one that occurred last week.

Tech

The new monopolies

The US tech giants in eight charts.

Monetary Policy

New research on the forward guidance puzzle

Does the forward guidance puzzle really exist?

Economic Growth

The return of the zombies

Empirical regularities between the growing incidence of zombie firms and declining interest rates.

Macro

Minsky moments

Are China and the US heading to another Minsky moment?

Macro

Ageing populations and real interest rates

New research on how demographics have impacted the economies of advanced countries and what to expect going forward.

Monetary Policy

Post-Yellen

Will Jerome Powell, the new Fed Chair, need to hit the brakes or defend the Fed’s independence?

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