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    1. Lawrence Summers

      November 10, 2015

      This $13tn question is more important than ever

      Just as in the Great War it became clear that war is too important to be left to generals, so too in the Great...

    2. Lawrence Summers

      October 28, 2015

      Plan for Puerto Rico should be basis for prompt congressional action

      Last week the US Treasury announced their recommended approach to the profound economic and financial crisis engulfing...

    Special Reports

    1. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      October 11, 2015

      When is a global recession not a recession?

      After several years of moderate but sustained worldwide GDP growth, the spectre of a global recession in 2016 can no...

    3. October 9, 2015

      The global economy flashes warning signs

      It never takes much imagination to be gloomy about the global economy. Somewhere, something is always going wrong,...

    4. September 24, 2015

      Crowdsource data gatherer Premise given $50m injection

      An ambitious attempt to crowdsource data that sheds light on some of the world’s more opaque economies received a boost...

    5. September 23, 2015

      21 Bitcoin Computer: A sideline in bitcoin-mining

      After months of hype, the 21 Bitcoin Computer from 21 Inc was finally unveiled this week. Built atop the Raspberry Pi...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2015

      21 (grams of digital coke)

      In movie parlance, 21 grammes is said to be the weight of the soul. Keep this in mind as we explore 21 Inc’s big...

    7. September 18, 2015

      Free Lunch: A good week for monetary policy

      Advancing by standing still One of the more interesting debates ahead of Thursday’s Federal Reserve interest rate...

    8. September 17, 2015

      A guide to the Fed’s rate rise dilemma

      When in July Janet Yellen last spoke publicly, she sounded like a Federal Reserve chair who was ready to take action....

    9. September 1, 2015

      The clever financial marketeers who crashed the economy

      When I was a schoolboy in Edinburgh in the 1960s, the head office of the Bank of Scotland was an imposing building on...

    10. August 26, 2015

      Fed’s William Dudley cools talk of September liftoff

      A senior Federal Reserve official has damped expectations that the US central bank would raise interest rates next...

    11. August 25, 2015

      US market slide points to fresh turmoil

      The US stock market recovery triggered by China’s efforts to buttress its economy unravelled in the last hour of the...

    12. August 25, 2015

      Larry Summers and Ray Dalio flag return of quantitative easing

      Investors believe that the recent market ructions have almost killed off the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Fraught negotiations in Brussels over a EUR86bn bailout package at the weekend created fresh uncertainty for Greece...

    14. June 7, 2015

      South Korea working to boost demand

      South Korea’s finance minister has criticised leading world economies for not doing enough to counter a slump in global...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      May 31, 2015

      Has the rethinking of macroeconomic policy been successful?

      The great financial crash of 2008 was expected to lead to a fundamental re-thinking of macro-economics, perhaps leading...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2015

      Summers and Swiss bitcoin hoards

      The FT’s Richard Waters reports that Larry Summers, former US treasury secretary and secular stagnation theorist, is to...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      And then there were four, Ukraine bonds edition

      Back in April, five leading owners of Ukrainian bonds formed a committee to negotiate a restructuring with their debtor...

    18. Andrew McAfee

      May 15, 2015

      How to reconcile great technology with lousy productivity

      Labor productivity actually dropped over the past two quarters in the US, which at first glance makes absolutely no...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 11, 2015

      As obituaries are written for the World Bank, the IMF is set to become indispensable

      Obituaries have been written for the World Bank following the arrival of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank...

    20. Andrew McAfee

      April 30, 2015

      Technology, deflation and secular stagnation

      Technology is not driving an economy-wide drop in prices at present, but let’s not rule the possibility out just yet....

    21. April 23, 2015

      Google's Schmidt buys NY hedge fund stake

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s billionaire chairman, has snapped up a minority stake in a New York hedge fund. Hillspire, Mr...

    22. April 17, 2015

      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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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