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  1. FT Alphaville

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    Larry Summers on forwarding the Doozer economy

    Larry Summers was interviewed by Chrystia Freeland at the INET conference in Toronto last week, in a conversation that very...

  2. January 26, 2014

    Automation and the threat to jobs

    The mood was optimistic at this year’s World Economic Forum. Despite the economic wobbles in Argentina and emerging markets,...

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  1. January 24, 2014

    Osborne and Summers clash on UK austerity

    Simmering transatlantic tensions broke out into the open at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, in the form of a...

  2. January 24, 2014

    Divisions emerge over effect of digital disruption

    Sitting alongside his counterparts from Yahoo, AT&T, BT Group and Cisco Systems, Marc Benioff, chief executive of...

  3. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos debate: Osborne and Summers spat

    UK Chancellor George Osborne and former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers have just locked horns at Davos on the UK’s...

  4. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos thoughts: Secular stagnation

    Lawrence Summers (c) WEF On Thursday, I moderated a fascinating lunch-time discussion on “secular stagnation” with Lawrence...

  5. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2014

    The time for official e-money is NOW!

    Now, more than ever, is the time for central banks to launch their own official e-money. We’ve campaigned for this before....

  6. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Bubbles as a deflationary escape chute

    If Larry Summers is correct about secular stagnation, the natural interest rate is negative and interest rates at current...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - A gently persuasive TED on why IB’s limited weekend policies are so damn stupid. - Why history of...

  8. January 6, 2014

    Capital flows: Powered down

    After Lehman Brothers investment bank collapsed in late 2008, the lights almost went out in the global financial system....

  9. January 5, 2014

    Washington must not settle for secular stagnation

    We may, as I argued last month in the Financial Times, be in a period of “secular stagnation” in which sluggish growth and...

  10. December 23, 2013

    Secular stagnation risk for EU and Japan

    Larry Summers has argued that the short-term real interest rate consistent with full employment fell to minus 2 or 3 per...

  11. December 13, 2013

    It is time for a fun bubble in commodities

    I have been inspired by recent thoughtful comments from Lawrence Summers and Paul Krugman, the economists, on the permanent...

  12. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    The Hubble bubble theory of the continuous expansion of the financial universe

    Or something like it. We’re not, after all, physicists. Though, feel free to read about the Hubble Bubble theory here. What...

  13. December 4, 2013

    Serious innovation requires serious state support

    Economics ministers around the developed world say that they want to “rebalance” away from speculative finance and build up...

  14. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Deflation and secular stagnation: the real threats to EM

    This guest post is from Larry Brainard, Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Trusted Sources, an independent advisory firm...

  15. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why you shouldn’t pay attention to consumer confidence indicators. - The evolution of Larry...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    EM growth won't last (2): Aslund theory

    Emerging markets are so over. So says Lawrence Summers – you can read beyondbrics’ take on his theory here – and so says...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    EM growth won't last (1): Summers theory

    Do you bet on two baseball players who are on a lucky streak? The law of averages says no: in the long run, both players...

  18. November 19, 2013

    Why the future looks sluggish

    Lawrence Summers has poured gallons of icy water on any remaining optimists. Speaking on a panel at the International...

  19. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Larry Summers talks secular stagnation and bubbles: Izzy picks up on a recent speech by...

  20. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    Summers on bubbles and secular stagnation forever

    One of the most talked about things in economic circles this weekend? Larry Summers’ speech to the IMF Research Conference...

  21. Gavyn Davies

    November 17, 2013

    The implications of secular stagnation

    One week ago at the IMF Research Conference, Larry Summers delivered a remarkable speech about secular stagnation, which he...

  22. October 22, 2013

    The reality of America’s fiscal future

    From the frenzied political battle and clashes of opinion of recent weeks, an observer might conclude the US faces fiscal...

  23. October 13, 2013

    The battle over the US budget is the wrong fight

    This month Washington is consumed by the impasse over reopening the government and raising the debt limit. It seems likely...

  24. October 9, 2013

    Yellen is the right choice for the Fed

    Janet Yellen has been the frontrunner to head the US Federal Reserve ever since a mutiny in the Democratic party on Capitol...

  25. October 9, 2013

    Letter campaign was signature moment for Yellen

    Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s choice to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, can cite a stellar record in...

  26. The World

    October 9, 2013

    In the Picture: Janet Yellen

    PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images Janet Yellen is soon to be the first woman to be the chair of the US Federal Reserve – the most...

  27. October 2, 2013

    Shutdown will not slow Fed nomination, says Obama

    Barack Obama said that the US government shutdown was not slowing the vetting of his choice for the Fed chairmanship and...

  28. September 26, 2013

    Stephanie Flanders to quit BBC for JPMorgan

    Stephanie Flanders, economics editor at the BBC, is leaving the public service broadcaster after 11 years to take up a...

  29. Nick Butler

    September 22, 2013

    Will Keystone be beaten by US politics ?

    The moment is coming for a Presidential decision on the Keystone XL project – the extension of a existing pipeline system...

  30. September 19, 2013

    Lessons from Larry for the Clintons

    The smart money says Hillary Clinton will be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. But before you bet the farm on it,...

  31. The World

    September 19, 2013

    FT podcast: World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Is Obama becoming a lame duck? A week that has seen US president Barack Obama zigzag between diplomacy and military action...

  32. September 18, 2013

    Why Janet Yellen is now the best choice to lead the Federal Reserve

    There is now, in my view, only one candidate to be chair of the US Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen, the current vice-chair,...

  33. September 17, 2013

    Obama to face fresh test of resolve over budget talks

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, said on Tuesday that the administration would not negotiate over congressional approval...

  34. September 17, 2013

    Five years on, Lehman still haunts us

    Both the past and future of our financial system remain as poisonous a topic as they were five years ago, when Lehman...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    How insulated are African equities?

    Markets tend to rise and fall in step on big news events. Fear spreads that the US Fed will call an end to QE, and US stocks...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    ADB president: EMs can sort themselves out

    Will the respite that emerging market currencies have enjoyed in recent weeks evaporate once the US Federal Reserve starts...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    Further reading: shale aplenty

    Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: shale aplenty in Russia, Argentina and Algeria, yet Saudi Arabia pumps out more oil than...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2013

    EM currencies: hedge your bets

    Emerging market currencies that were the hardest hit by the summer’s sell-off rallied on Monday after Lawrence Summers...

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