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  1. 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 debate...

  2. 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 BIS”...

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  1. 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 inequality,...

  2. 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 than...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 week,...

  5. 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 120...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 killer/zombie/psychopath...

  11. 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 rising...

  12. 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...

  13. 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, who...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 favour...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2013

    London as a cheapo Hong Kong

    Does £450/sq ft really count as ‘prime’ London these days? We don’t know. But these were some interesting charts from...

  19. October 24, 2013

    Trade: Into uncharted waters

    The Tangerine Island, a bulk carrier sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands, is moored in the Gulf of Panama after...

  20. Gavyn Davies

    October 17, 2013

    Does flat trade hurt global GDP?

    Global trade growth has stopped. Gavyn argues that this undermines global GDP growth, but The New York Times’s Paul Krugman...

  21. Off Message

    October 14, 2013

    Niall Ferguson and the magic ratio

    Niall Ferguson has written 7,400 words about himself and Paul Krugman. This afternoon, the New York Times columnist...

  22. FT Long Short

    October 14, 2013

    Nobel contradiction: Fama v Shiller

    At first, the idea that the Nobel economics prize should be shared between Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller sounds absurd –...

  23. The A-List

    October 7, 2013

    Three wrongs don't make a right

    Paul Krugman has posted an interesting and concrete analytical comment (Phantom Crises”) in reply to my October 3 op-ed in...

  24. October 2, 2013

    Britain should not take its credit status for granted

    I am puzzled by commentators who are certain that governments had it all wrong, at every step, in balancing stimulus and...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Blaming the debt ceiling debate on… the Germans? - The ten stealth economic trends that rule the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2013

    How I learned to stop worrying and love the bubble

    Paul Krugman had an insightful post this week on secular stagnation. It alluded to the fact that bubbles may increasingly be...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2013

    Further weekend reading

    - Paul Krugman and The Economist on the lessons of Latvia. - An economist corners the market on global cartels (HT Tyler...

  28. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Summers’ cash pile. - A surprising history of Mexican-US immigration. - Is Paul Krugman the Kim...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2013

    What has happened to US investment? Has it gone to emerging markets?

    My colleague Robin Harding wrote an analysis in the FT a couple of days back, digging into an intriguing conundrum: why do...

  30. The A-List

    July 23, 2013

    Unbalanced growth will help China avoid a slump

    Markets are having a hard time interpreting China’s economic slowdown and evaluating policy options. At one extreme, some...

  31. June 21, 2013

    Unwinding the world’s biggest economic experiment

    On Wednesday, the chairman of the Federal Reserve announced that the greatest experiment in the history of central banking...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    On what really is different this time around

    Paul Krugman says it himself: it’s the similarities between our time and other economic periods that often offer the best...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Time to take basic income seriously? – Izzy notes that Paul Krugman has taken up the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2013

    Time to take basic income seriously?

    Paul Krugman is getting serious about the effects of technology and robots on the economy. He’s made noises about this theme...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2013

    The London 6am Cut

    COMMENT AND CURIOS - A college degree vs being born rich. - Saving Abenomics: no time for cold feet on QE. - Protectionism’s...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2013

    Fiscalists vs market monetarists, a bloggy taxonomy

    Fiscalists vs market monetarists is a breakout skirmish between rivalrous, unnatural allies whose common antagonists are in...

  37. Gavyn Davies

    June 2, 2013

    Is this the "big one" for global bonds?

    The month just ended was the fourth worst month for government bond returns in the past two decades. This abrupt response to...

  38. FT Alphaville

    May 28, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Kuroding yields: The daily attempts of Bank of Japan and Japanese government officials...

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