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      The worst mistake is to ignore secular stagnation

      Once there was a simple rule of thumb for determining a country’s economic standing: the lower the interest rate, the...

    2. April 12, 2015

      Macroeconomists need new tools to challenge consensus

      Macroeconomists are once again caught up in a discussion about the future of their profession. An example has been the...

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    1. World Economy

      As China prepares to take over from the US as global top dog the success of its econom...
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    1. Gavyn Davies

      April 12, 2015

      Who is right about the equilibrium interest rate?

      The equilibrium real interest rate continues to lie at the heart of discussions about economic policy in the US and...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Investment is the cure for secular stagnation

      Secular stagnation might once have sounded like a dose of anguish for agnostics, perhaps following unemployment for...

    3. April 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: The great and the good on secular stagnation

      State-of-the-art head-scratching Some of the world's most influential US economists have locked horns in a very polite, very...

    4. Andrew McAfee

      February 26, 2015

      It seems nobody knows what's going on with the economy

      I participated in a fascinating and slightly unsettling event last week. The Hamilton Project, an American think tank...

    5. February 24, 2015

      Free Lunch: Robot takeover cancelled for now

      The only thing we have to fear The robots are coming! We've been told to fear that automation will put most people out of...

    6. February 15, 2015

      Professors stake out territory for bitcoin

      The last thing Campbell Harvey wants is to find himself playing the role of Lawrence Summers in The Social Network, who had...

    7. January 26, 2015

      IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

      The International Monetary Fund is under growing pressure to stump up billions of additional dollars to avert a financial...

    8. Gavyn Davies

      January 25, 2015

      The Fed is accused of complacency

      The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve (FOMC) will meet on Wednesday amid signs that the broad consensus...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Give the middle classes their fair share of the pie

      ‘It can be morning again for the world’s middle class’ Financial Times, January 19 Lawrence Summers, former US Treasury...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Tensions build ahead of ECB launch of QE

      Months of increasingly heated debate over the eurozone’s latest attempt to extricate itself from deflation and weak growth...

    11. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Davos debate focuses on eurozone QE

      There is no doubt what the big issue is at the World Economic Forum on Thursday – the European Central Bank decision on...

    12. January 15, 2015

      Ed Balls set to launch centre-left economic report in Washington

      Ed Balls is to pre-empt David Cameron’s visit to the White House by 24 hours by launching an international “inclusive...

    13. December 2, 2014

      Early investors to make big gains on Lending Club IPO

      High profile Wall Street names including Lawrence Summers, former US Treasury secretary, and John Mack, former Morgan...

    14. November 28, 2014

      Andersen was exonerated but by then it was too late

      Sir, The review by Lawrence Summers of Brandon Garrett’s book Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations...

    15. November 26, 2014

      Lending Club boosts size of planned IPO

      Lending Club has boosted the size of its planned initial public offering to $650m as it prepares to launch investor meetings...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Guest post: China - reverting to which mean?

      By Louis Kuijs of RBS China’s economic growth is coming down, trend-wise, but opinions differ widely over how much and how...

    17. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

    18. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Fed talk, inequality, and the lawless border town between fiscal and monetary responsibilities

      It’s hard to say which was more surprising — the passages in Janet Yellen’s inequality speech last week that appealed to...

    19. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2014

      Regressing to the mean in China or why if something cannot go on forever, it will stop

      With a h/t to Marginal Revolution, here’s Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett on why — for the same reason the USSR didn’t...

    20. October 9, 2014

      An extraordinary state of ‘managed depression’

      Suppose we had been told two decades ago that a time would come when the highest short-term intervention rate implemented by...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      Government debt and monetary policy

      A new paper by several Harvard economists, including former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, argues that a little more than...

    22. The A-List

      October 3, 2014

      Monetary policy is not the answer to America's economic troubles

      US economic policy has become too focused on monetary policy, while putting too little weight on fiscal policy to blunt...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Why inequality is such a drag on economies

      W hen should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is...

    24. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2014

      Skids under Zhou Xiaochuan?

      Sometime tennis partner of Larry Summers and People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan looks to be on the way out,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2014

      Let there be bubbles!

      Citi’s Matt King has jumped on the secular stagnation bandwagon with a really nifty collection of charts that ties the whole...

    26. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

    27. August 27, 2014

      Lending Club seeks to raise more than $500m in IPO

      Lending Club moved ahead with plans for a stock market listing on Wednesday, filing paperwork for an initial public offering...

    28. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Property rights and saving the rhino. - Why the Putin era may be over sooner than we think. - The...

    29. July 29, 2014

      Fear of bubbles hides the danger of stagnation

      If it turns out the US Federal Reserve has inflated an asset price bubble in recent years then we can breathe a sigh of...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Another false alarm on US inflation? - A dearth in innovation for key drugs. - Should the US...

    31. June 27, 2014

      Lending Club IPO seeks $5bn valuation

      Lending Club is preparing to raise more than $500m from a US initial public offering in what would be a landmark moment in...

    32. June 22, 2014

      ‘The Consolations of Economics’, by Gerard Lyons

      The Consolations of Economics: How we will all benefit from the new world order, by Gerard Lyons, Faber & Faber, RRP£16.99...

    33. Business Blog

      June 15, 2014

      Managers wanted: must understand robots and humans

      Outsiders have been marvelling at the uncanny skills of robots for decades. In 1978, commentators on the FT’s “Technical...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Tesla’s Gettysburg Address for entrepreneurship and innovation? Also, decent PR. - Paul McCulley on...

    35. June 6, 2014

      Lawrence Summers on ‘House of Debt’

      House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, by Atif Mian...

    36. May 30, 2014

      Corporate citizens of the world owe fealty to us all

      The head of a British multinational declared this week that he opposed the idea of companies that exist “somewhere in the...

    37. Money Supply

      May 27, 2014

      Larry Summers: "Robots are already taking your jobs"

      (c) Getty Images A sobering message from Larry Summers this afternoon in a speech at the “Conference on Inclusive...

    38. May 12, 2014

      ‘Stress Test’, by Timothy Geithner

      Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises , by Timothy Geithner, Random House Business/Crown, RRP£25/$35 If you had taken...

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