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    1. August 4, 2015

      Free Lunch: Puerto Rico and Greece, a study in contrast

      Getting the comparison right Puerto Rico's failure to pay a bond that was due on Monday has set the US commonwealth...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      July 7, 2015

      Stock market intervention: China now, Hong Kong then

      The wild events in the Chinese domestic stock market in recent days have shown signs of broadening to other financial...

    1. The Exchange

      May 13, 2015

      Wars of words aside, look for the key tests for the UK economy

      There are two tribes of economists, the macro and the micro. I’m one of the latter group. We have our empirical...

    2. May 10, 2015

      The UK Labour party should blame Keynes for their election defeat

      Credit where credit is due. Lynton Crosby is getting the plaudits for the Conservative party’s successful election...

    3. May 1, 2015

      Free Lunch: The assault on austerity

      The holes in the argument In a last all-out assault before the UK election, the critics of the outgoing coalition's...

    4. FT Alphaville

      April 29, 2015

      No alternative, you say...

      OK, we’ll bite. The Telegraph’s Jeremy Warner has a column with a headline which tends towards alarmist: Negative...

    5. 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,...

    6. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. - The Internet doesn’t make you smarter; you only think...

    7. The World

      March 24, 2015

      Singapore's economic miracle uncovered

      The death of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has focused attention on the economic miracle he...

    8. March 20, 2015

      Greece versus the Baltics is not an argument for a heartless state

      “If anything, the problem with Syriza’s plans may be that they’re not radical enough.” Paul Krugman, January 26 2015...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      On the limits of negative rates

      Regarding how low negative interest rates can go, Paul Krugman wrote a couple of weeks ago that: When central banks...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      Negative rates as global cash burn

      As Paul Krugman always likes to recount, strange things happen at the zero bound. Macroeconomics gets weird. Liquidity...

    11. 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...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      January 23, 2015

      Mr Draghi finally delivers

      And then there were none. On Thursday, the European Central Bank became the last of the major central banks to announce...

    13. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - When the gold standard was really a dollar standard. - “As much as you think of the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      Sweden's Riksbank responds to the critics

      Back in April, Paul Krugman wrote that Swedish post-crisis central banking has been “sadomonetarism in action.” (They...

    15. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2014

      Did Japan actually lose any decades?

      Commentators, academics and policymakers often assert that Japan’s economic performance since the 1980s is one of the...

    16. Gavyn Davies

      December 1, 2014

      UK fiscal austerity - a game of two halves

      UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement next Wednesday will re-affirm his intention to embark on the second...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      November 24, 2014

      Global policy mix turns more growth friendly

      Dissatisfaction abounds in policy circles and among respected economic commentators (like Martin Wolf and Paul Krugman)...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2014

      Raising rates mysteriously

      Paul Krugman commented this week that despite all the talk about imminent rates raises, the Fed doesn’t actually have...

    19. October 14, 2014

      Sweden slides further into deflation

      Sweden experienced its 16th month of deflation in the past two years in September, raising the prospect of another...

    20. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - $660 per ounce for gold? - Paul Krugman reviews Martin Wolf. - Volatility is back. (Or is it...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Is France finished? Really? - That cryptic Musk tweet. - Paul Krugman explains his selection...

    22. MBA blog

      August 22, 2014

      The Piketty debate

      It is hard to recall a recent piece of academic work that has had such an immediate and fruitful impact on a public...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      July 10, 2014

      'Artificially' high asset prices

      Paul Krugman has written two interesting comments (here and here) on my recent “Keynesian Yellen versus Wicksellian...

    24. Money Supply

      May 29, 2014

      Piketty gives detailed response to FT criticism

      French academic Thomas Piketty has issued a detailed response to criticism by the Financial Times of his work on...

    25. Money Supply

      May 27, 2014

      Krugman gives Draghi some advice

      The European Central Bank is not exactly renowned for stoking inflation. At 0.7 per cent, price pressures are now less...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 16, 2014

      Charting Europe's Japanification

      Some nice charts courtesy of Credit Suisse on Friday comparing European inflationary trends with those of Japan in the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2014

      The funny money debate rumbles on

      Paul Krugman is puzzled why it’s suddenly news that banks have the power to create money. As he noted on his blog this...

    28. Gavyn Davies

      April 6, 2014

      The future for real interest rates

      The OECD pointed out last week that the ratio of public debt/GDP will reach all time historic highs in 2014, at about...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2014

      Overshooting and the Fed

      This post by the FT’s US economics editor Robin Harding is cross-published from FT Money Supply. I think people are...

    30. Money Supply

      March 12, 2014

      Overshooting and the Fed

      I think people are confusing two separate questions in the recent debate about wage rises and spare capacity in the US...

    31. The World

      February 28, 2014

      'Tanks or Cars': Why Krugman is missing the point on trade deals

      Paul Krugman joins the heated debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations with a column on Friday that...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Tim Duy on whether tapering is tightening. - Tyler Cowen on the CBO report, Obamacare, and...

    33. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2014

      Attack of the killer rentiers

      Paul Krugman recounts the point that rentiers are turning into that old horror movie cliche of the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2014

      It really is all about the Benjamins

      Here’s an interesting little side note from Joseph Abate at Barclays’ Global Rates team last week on the subject of...

    35. 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...

    36. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      Guest post: The helicopter can drop money, gather bonds or just fly away

      This a guest post by Stephanie Kelton, chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Winter is coming, you can tell by the piles of cabbage. - Carney as Canute. - Graham and Dodd...

    38. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2013

      Should the US raise the minimum wage? (That's not a hook. We actually don't know.)

      You can’t turn a virtual corner this week without tripping over a discussion about the US minimum wage. The case in...

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