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  1. September 5, 2014

    How to see into the future

    Irving Fisher was once the most famous economist in the world. Some would say he was the greatest economist who ever lived....

  2. August 1, 2014

    The Long View: Unsettling creep of policy into price-setting

    This week’s market wobble has been significant mostly for how much attention has been paid to such a small drop in prices....

  1. MBA blog

    July 14, 2014

    My early beliefs

    It is a great privilege to write in this forum through the second year of my MBA programme at London Business School. I hope...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    Standing on the shoulders of cryptocurrency giants

    Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the LA-based man that Newsweek alleged on Thursday was the probable creator of the Bitcoin...

  3. February 14, 2014

    Emerging-world fashions that change with the seasons

    As I prepare to step down from Pimco in mid-March, emerging markets are once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. In...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2014

    Greenspan, the Keynesian

    Justin Fox at the Harvard Business Review has collated some interesting extracts from a conversation he had with Alan...

  5. Gavyn Davies

    January 5, 2014

    Where Ben Bernanke made a difference

    Janet Yellen is likely to be confirmed by the Senate as the next Fed Chair on Monday, and Ben Bernanke delivered an initial...

  6. December 26, 2013

    Ideas adjust to new ‘facts’ of finance

    Eight decades ago, economist John Maynard Keynes reputedly remarked: “When the facts change, I change my mind; what do you...

  7. November 28, 2013

    Conservatives and the cult of home-ownership

    Is the world governed by material interest or the force of ideas? Karl Marx believed it was material interest in the form of...

  8. November 15, 2013

    Why work so hard?

    What do the Bushmen of the Kalahari have in common with John Maynard Keynes? In a visionary essay entitled “Economic...

  9. FT Alphaville

    September 25, 2013

    Towards a widow's cruse economy?

    As we noted in our previous post, the real significance of the Fed’s FRFARRP trial (or FARPs for short) may be that it takes...

  10. August 23, 2013

    A lesson from the other ‘sage’ of investing

    In his famous letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in 1988, Warren Buffett declared: “When we own portions of...

  11. August 23, 2013

    The Diary: Robert Newman

    On Saturday morning my family and I took a train to the “No Dash For Gas” camp in Balcombe. Not until she read the...

  12. August 2, 2013

    Energy efficiency gives us money to burn

    William Stanley Jevons was born in Liverpool in 1835. When his father’s business ran into trouble, he left his studies at...

  13. July 9, 2013

    Asset management hits record level

    The animal spirits are stirring again in the markets as the asset management industry grows to a record level and shrugs off...

  14. May 30, 2013

    Modern economics for the diligent seeker of truth

    It seems an age since I sat with Sir Mervyn King, retiring Bank of England governor, bemoaning the dearth of economic books,...

  15. May 23, 2013

    Why George Osborne should not be so complacent

    The UK Treasury considers John Maynard Keynes to be an idiot. He famously said that “the boom, not the slump, is the right...

  16. FT Alphaville

    May 20, 2013

    Pump up, debase

    Despite all the talk of rampant physical precious metals buying, in dollar terms it’s only getting worse for the “gold HAS...

  17. May 6, 2013

    The value of arts in a time of austerity

    When people who fundamentally agree purport to disagree, you have a non-debate. This was the upshot two weeks ago when Maria...

  18. May 1, 2013

    Austerity is not the only answer to a debt problem

    The recent debate about the global economy has taken a distressingly simplistic turn. Some now argue that just because one...

  19. The A-List

    April 5, 2013

    The David Stockman phenomenon

    This week, a new book, “The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman was published...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2013

    Turkey: the economic consequences of a peace with the Kurds

    Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Funja Guler in Ankara At least John Maynard Keynes waited a year after the conclusion of World...

  21. March 6, 2013

    Soccer fans warm to Ruhr romantics

    John Maynard Keynes captured the internationalism of life before the first world war by writing about the freedom of a...

  22. Brussels Blog

    March 5, 2013

    When economists attack: Paul Krugman vs Olli Rehn

    Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, during a visit to Brussels in 2009. Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman...

  23. February 18, 2013

    Supply matters – but so does demand

    At long last, the defenders of George Osborne’s deficit-reduction strategy have come up with a reasoned case. The thoughtful...

  24. February 8, 2013

    Indispensable nation

    The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil,...

  25. February 8, 2013

    Wave of money eludes the real economy

    It is tough to get money out of a bank these days. Five years after the financial crisis, most are still trying to rebuild...

  26. August 31, 2012

    The Diary: Gideon Rachman

    Rather than put its correspondents at the Republican convention up in a hotel, the FT chose to rent a house in the suburbs...

  27. August 22, 2012

    Keynes, the hedge fund pioneer

    The macroeconomics of John Maynard Keynes continue to dominate the global economic policy debate to this very day. But many...

  28. August 17, 2012

    The complex world of the policy maker

    John Maynard Keynes once wrote – in an obituary of Alfred Marshall, although I suspect with a hint of self-congratulation –...

  29. July 15, 2012

    Secrets of Keynes’ winning ways revealed

    The latest academic research into the performance of John Maynard Keynes as an investor adds some important detail to a...

  30. July 6, 2012

    The Long View: Keynes stands tall among investors

    Was Keynes a Keynesian? I had to answer this essay question at university and managed to answer No. The issue was whether...

  31. Money Supply

    July 6, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2012

    On abundance, post-scarcity and leisure

    Robert and Edward Skidelsky, emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick and lecturer on moral and...

  33. Economists' Forum

    May 29, 2012

    Historic moment for the IMF

    Kevin P. Gallagher, Stephany Griffith-Jones, and José Antonio Ocampo This month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) can...

  34. May 18, 2012

    The biology of banking

    The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, by John Coates, Fourth Estate...

  35. May 15, 2012

    How Keynes would solve the eurozone crisis

    Almost 100 years ago, a young official in the UK Treasury sought to advise European policy makers on how daunting external...

  36. February 19, 2012

    Why it can pay not to follow fashions

    John Maynard Keynes famously compared investing to a beauty contest, where no one is trying to pick the most attractive...

  37. February 5, 2012

    Watch that desire for certainty and elegance

    I find it hard to agree with much of what the economist Paul Krugman has to say in his widely read newspaper columns, but...

  38. January 29, 2012

    A rational choice for regulators

    “Practical men”, John Maynard Keynes once said, “are usually the slave of some defunct economist.” When it comes to...

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