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  1. April 4, 2014

    Why long-term unemployment matters

    “Quantity has a quality of its own.” Whether or not Stalin ever said this about the Red Army, it is true of being out of...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Middle class loses out on tax perks and benefits

    George Osborne is expected to signal further cuts to the welfare budget in next week’s Budget, cementing an important shift...

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  1. March 6, 2014

    Crossrail a shot in the arm for London property developers

    London’s Crossrail scheme is galvanising property development along the route of the new £14.8bn east-west line, with nearly...

  2. March 5, 2014

    Finnish minister attacks dishonest UK debate on Europe

    One of the UK’s leading intellectual allies in Europe has warned prime minister David Cameron that he risks losing control...

  3. March 5, 2014

    Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

    Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

  4. February 18, 2014

    Let schools compete and students will be winners

    Put a child of a cleaner from Shanghai or Singapore up against a scion of the western elite in a standardised test and guess...

  5. January 24, 2014

    The economist’s guide to the future

    What will the world look like in 100 years?” wondered Ignacio Palacios-Huerta. Being an economist at the London School of...

  6. January 21, 2014

    The horrors recede but fragilities remain

    The world can wave goodbye to most of the horrors of the past six years, economic experts attending the World Economic Forum...

  7. January 19, 2014

    European Commission resists calls for carbon ‘central bank’

    The European Commission has resisted calls for a carbon “central bank” to revive Europe’s moribund emissions trading system...

  8. January 17, 2014

    Real incomes set to rise in 2014, MPC member says

    Most people in the UK will start to feel a little better off in 2014 with real wages likely to begin to grow after six years...

  9. December 23, 2013

    Capitalism: In search of balance

    When Pope Francis issued his first apostolic exhortation in November, he took aim at modern capitalism for encouraging...

  10. December 8, 2013

    World diary: December 9 - December 15

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Expectations rise of US taper buying decision • See a full guide to the week’s...

  11. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2013

    To shoot oneself in the foot, US Treasury style

    Definition here. It’s something that comes to mind when reading Gillian Tett’s latest on who really owns the bulk of the...

  12. David Allen Green

    November 12, 2013

    Does the United Kingdom need a “written constitution”?

    Very few citizens of the UK appear to have any great interest in constitutional affairs. And, other than those with a...

  13. November 5, 2013

    KPMG defends key HS2 report

    The authors of a key report bolstering the £50bn high-speed rail project have defended their work in the face of intense...

  14. Off Message

    November 4, 2013

    HS2 as the ultimate Northern Line - is it just an Underground extension?

    In his speech to the CBI conference, David Cameron will today say that critics of High Speed Rail 2 are resigned to leaving...

  15. October 24, 2013

    MBA Challenge winners reach for the stars

    The winning team of this year’s FT MBA Challenge was aptly named Per Aspera Ad Astra, a Latin phrase which roughly...

  16. MBA blog

    October 21, 2013

    FT MBA Challenge judges announce shortlist

    Earlier this month, the judges of our Global Fund for Children MBA Challenge met at the Financial Times. The challenge...

  17. October 20, 2013

    Western universities’ reputations at stake in Gulf links

    Educational establishments based in the west are facing funding crises as they seek to maintain their reputations for...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2013

    The problem with Africa? Too Elizabethan

    What’s the difference between Kenya and Nigeria? About two centuries, according to a new study by Stephen Broadberry and...

  19. September 13, 2013

    HS2 expert doubts scale of boost to UK economy

    Fresh questions have been raised over the government’s claim that high-speed rail could boost the UK economy by £15bn a...

  20. September 13, 2013

    How we all went Dutch

    I’m not Dutch but, in 1976, my family moved to the Netherlands. Though my new classmates were only seven, most cycled to...

  21. September 3, 2013

    Ronald Coase: Nobel Prize winner who explored why companies exist

    Ronald Coase, who has died at the age of 102, played a key part in developing the intellectual arguments behind the market...

  22. September 1, 2013

    Women at Business School – Alison Wheaton

    Alison Wheaton is chief executive of GSM London, a private business school in the UK – formerly known as Greenwich School of...

  23. Business Blog

    August 23, 2013

    Fictional business

    In today’s Working Lives feature I spoke to four novelists who quit banking and law to write. A few found their former...

  24. August 9, 2013

    FT MBA Challenge 2013 – consulting remotely

    The Financial Times has partnered with the Global Fund for Children for its second MBA Challenge, in which nine teams of...

  25. July 28, 2013

    MBAs to meet the challenge of sustainability

    On the northern outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia is a small, private school with an entrepreneurial sideline. Each day from a...

  26. July 23, 2013

    Kay review chimes with spirit of the times

    It was billed as a groundbreaking blueprint for corporate responsibility, investment – even the future of capitalism itself....

  27. July 14, 2013

    Stern centre aims to show there is good business in human rights

    When an eight-storey building collapsed in Bangladesh in April, killing more than 1,100 garment workers, the spotlight...

  28. July 12, 2013

    Harry Eyres: The language of diplomacy

    It speaks to the modesty of the man that when he received a call asking permission for a building to be named after him he...

  29. July 12, 2013

    Momentum investing is bad for your wealth

    The role of the finance sector is to channel savings into productive investment. Institutions such as pension funds fulfil...

  30. June 28, 2013

    Osborne opens battle on size of the state

    When George Osborne unveiled Wednesday’s spending review he brandished a modern politician’s trustiest shield: a crackdown...

  31. June 27, 2013

    Classroom economics

    Images of Oxford in Harry Potter films and its counterpart Cambridge in other productions have enshrined the reputation of...

  32. June 27, 2013

    In pursuit of happiness

    In 1974, Richard Easterlin published research that would have made Buddha smile. In a famous paper that asked “Does Economic...

  33. June 17, 2013

    In search of the clever country

    As deputy chief of staff to three Russian presidents from 1999-2011, Vladislav Surkov worked for more than a decade to...

  34. June 14, 2013

    Dorothy Thompson managing shift to sustainable fuel

    Dorothy Thompson, who becomes a Commander of the British empire in the Queen’s birthday honours, is one of the few women at...

  35. June 12, 2013

    Mooc brings free financial literacy classes to the uninitiated

    This month two Carnegie Mellon professors are launching a platform for Moocs (massive open online courses) and a series of...

  36. June 11, 2013

    Shareholder value: Investors must learn to respect long-term thinking

    One of the messages to emerge from last year’s review of equity markets by John Kay, the London School of Economics...

  37. June 10, 2013

    London boroughs combine to sign ‘radical’ outsourcing deal

    The radical “tri-borough” project to combine services at three London councils has completed its first big outsourcing deal,...

  38. June 2, 2013

    Financial system ‘waiting for next crisis’

    John Kay, the economist and author, will warn this week that the world is heading for another financial crisis because the...

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