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  1. May 23, 2014

    Piketty findings undercut by errors

    Thomas Piketty’s book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year. Its thesis of...

  2. May 21, 2014

    Why topsy-turvy Asia is not the place it used to be

    The Philippines may have better medium-term growth prospects than China. From Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, cheese is in greater...

  1. February 20, 2014

    Growth must deliver or policy must change

    Stock and bond market volatility combined with data disappointments have brought the 2014 global growth recovery story to a...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    Asia: investment still hasn't recovered from 1997

    An interesting take on the 1997 Asia crisis from Carmen Reinhart, known for her influential (before it was corrected) paper...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 28, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Kuroding yields: The daily attempts of Bank of Japan and Japanese government officials...

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 28, 2013

    Reinhart & Rogoff is still ongoing, meme status inevitable

    Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff wrote a letter to Paul Krugman. He responded, and so did some others. (DeLong for Krugman;...

  5. May 8, 2013

    Reinhart and Rogoff publish formal correction

    Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have published an errata to their 2010 paper on public debt and...

  6. May 5, 2013

    The buck does not stop with Reinhart and Rogoff

    The economics commentariat – and no small part of the political debate – has been consumed in the past few weeks with...

  7. The A-List

    April 29, 2013

    The eurozone is still vulnerable

    There is a famous cartoon by the French artist Voutch in which a customer in a wine merchant’s shop is asking the owner if...

  8. April 25, 2013

    The New Deal for Europe: more reform, less austerity

    Britain and Spain once went to war over the severed ear of a ship’s captain. The annals of unusual conflicts will surely...

  9. April 22, 2013

    Stars aligning against EU austerity

    It would, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano told La Stampa a week ago, be “una non soluzione” to reappoint him in an...

  10. April 21, 2013

    Perils of placing faith in a thin theory

    John Kenneth Galbraith memorably put down his fellow economist Milton Friedman by saying: “Milton’s misfortune was that his...

  11. April 19, 2013

    A dose of reality for the dismal science

    For a few years, advocates of rapid fiscal austerity have argued as though public debt is like a black hole – once it...

  12. FT Alphaville

    April 19, 2013

    How much of Reinhart/Rogoff has survived?

    This post by Gavyn Davies has been cross-published at Gavyn’s own blog. The work of Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff (RR) on...

  13. April 19, 2013

    Reinhart-Rogoff austerity case still stands

    Sometimes a book completely changes our outlook. In 2009, in the midst of the global financial crisis, Carmen Reinhart and...

  14. Gavyn Davies

    April 19, 2013

    How much of Reinhart/Rogoff has survived?

    The work of Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff (RR) on public sector debt ratios, and their relationship with GDP growth, has...

  15. April 18, 2013

    Osborne girds for battle with IMF

    George Osborne, the poster boy of fiscal hawks around the world, used to cite in defence of Britain’s rolling five-year...

  16. FT Long Short

    April 17, 2013

    Excel, New Zealand and Reinhart & Rogoff

    Economic bloggers love Excel, so they have leaped on the discovery that Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart, two of the most...

  17. FT Data

    April 17, 2013

    Reinhart-Rogoff recrunch the numbers

    Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff have had a bad day. The two economic historians’ research, which implied that public debt...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 17, 2013

    Beyond financial repression

    A couple of years back, when Carmen Reinhart and Belen Sbrancia updated the concept whereby governments might deal with a...

  19. Economists' Forum

    December 12, 2012

    Synthesising views on west's poor growth

    By Heleen Mees There is a fierce debate over the origins of the disappointing economic growth seen in advanced economies....

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 12, 2012

    China as a post-capital economy

    By now everyone should be familiar with the argument against China. We’re talking gaping spare capacity, a real-estate...

  21. FT Alphaville

    February 29, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and more from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: China is right to open up slowly The next big global financial...

  22. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2012

    EMs: feast and famine

    Looking for a clue showing where emerging markets might go next? Read the Bible. That’s the advice of Jeffrey Frankel, who...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Don’t make Amazon a monopoly Whoever thought up...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2011

    "Financial repression" part I: a recap

    “Financial repression” was common in the four decades after the second world war and is essential to understanding...

  25. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and more from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: The long shadow of the 1930s A modern version of the 1930s...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2011

    US unemployment is, well, not so bad!

    The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis has ventured an update to Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff’s ‘This Time it’s...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 2, 2011

    Pink picks

    Carmen Reinhart and Vincent Reinhart: Deal or no deal, a US downgrade is deserved Negotiations between President Barack...

  28. Gavyn Davies

    May 26, 2011

    The limit on US public debt

    How much government debt is too much government debt? That question is pertinent in most economies today, but is especially...

  29. Gavyn Davies

    May 19, 2011

    Is financial repression coming?

    Gillian Tett’s perceptive article on financial repression has got a lot of people in the markets very worried. The term has...

  30. Money Supply

    November 5, 2010

    Economics headlines

    US employment rise - FT Emerging markets attack QE2 – FT Doubts on US growth – FT Obama signals deal on tax cuts – FT...

  31. FT Alphaville

    September 14, 2010

    Ten years later

    Unlike Roubini & Bremmer, we doubt the recent crisis has produced an “irreversible” setback from which developed economies...

  32. Economists' Forum

    June 21, 2010

    New sovereign debt management regime should be G20 focus

    By Kevin P Gallagher Developing a sovereign debt crisis management regime should be at the top of the G20’s agenda. As...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Martin Wolf’s Exchange: How likely is financial repression? First...

  34. Martin Wolf's Exchange

    May 24, 2010

    How likely is financial repression?

    First comes financial crisis; then comes sovereign debt crisis; then comes financial repression. This is the view of Carmen...

  35. Martin Wolf's Exchange

    May 4, 2010

    Must large capital inflows always end in crisis?

    Update: Read Martin’s final response to readers’ comments. The question I wish to pose for the next two weeks is whether it...

  36. Economists' Forum

    April 21, 2010

    Would the real IMF please stand up?

    By Kevin P. Gallagher Clear and consistent proposals toward crisis recovery and prevention are needed at the International...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2010

    800 years of financial folly

    “Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing and recovering their way through...

  38. Economists' Forum

    January 28, 2010

    Further reading: Volcker, asset bubbles and global financial reform

    From the FT: Volcker has the measure of the banks – John Gapper Why we should expect low growth amid debt – Carmen Reinhart...

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