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    1. Gavyn Davies

      May 8, 2016

      When secular stagnation meets protection

      One of the surprises of the Great Recession period since 2008 has been that global protection against free trade has...

    2. April 28, 2016

      What pawnbrokers can teach central banks

      Three decades ago, the club of triple A-rated American corporate borrowers was a busy place. About 60 big companies,...

    1. March 22, 2016

      Abe’s talks with Nobel laureates signal delay to sales tax rise

      Shinzo Abe has summoned two famous fans of fiscal stimulus to Tokyo as he lays the groundwork for delaying a rise in...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 14, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Davies: “At the ECB, negative rates are probably now dead, but other forms of “alchemy” are...

    3. Gavyn Davies

      February 21, 2016

      Splits in the Keynesian camp: a Galilean Dialogue

      As Paul Krugman pointed out a year ago, a sharp difference of views about US monetary policy has developed between two...

    4. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      FirstFT - How to craft the perfect email

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Malaysia: The 1MDB money trail The growing...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2016

      The NIM force awakens

      Eeeeeee Eeeoooeeeooo, Eeeeeee Eeeoooeeeooo, Eeeeeee Eeeoooeeeooo, Eeeeeee Eeeoooeeeooo, Eeeeeee Eeeoooeeeooo, Eeeeeee...

    6. February 2, 2016

      Political groupthink is bad for our universities

      The American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt recently reported a study by Bill von Hippel and David Buss of the...

    7. January 5, 2016

      Free Lunch: On models and making policy

      Modes of thinking One thing the internet has achieved is to open up to the public the discussions between academic...

    8. Larry Summers blog

      January 4, 2016

      Further thoughts on Delong and Krugman blogs

      PS Brad Delong is unpersuaded by my response on Fed thought regarding monetary policy strategy. He is broadly right in...

    9. Larry Summers blog

      January 1, 2016

      Thoughts on Delong and Krugman blogs

        Brad Delong and Paul Krugman accept my criticisms of Fed thought regarding their monetary policy strategy but...

    10. The World

      December 17, 2015

      After the Fed, what to read next

      You know the news, so what do you read next? Here’s a roundup of useful comment and analysis from around the FT and the...

    11. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2015

      Like Soviet Russia in 1959, has China already peaked?

      “Living in a world strewn with the wreckage of the Soviet empire it is hard for most people to realise that there was a...

    12. November 2, 2015

      Paul Krugman and me on secular stagnation and demand

      Paul Krugman suggests that I have had some kind of change of heart on secular stagnation and converged towards his...

    13. Gavyn Davies

      October 18, 2015

      The Fed board is now seriously split

      This week has seen speculation about a mutiny from two members of the Federal Reserve’s board of governors against the...

    14. October 13, 2015

      Free Lunch: A well-deserved Nobel

      Insights from the microscopic to the telescopic Economists are universally over the moon with the economics Nobel for...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2015

      "You see, money doesn't exist in the 24th century"

      As any good Trekkie will tell you, the economics of the 24th century are somewhat different. Why? Because the...

    16. The Exchange

      October 9, 2015

      Is the Fed being goaded into raising rates too soon?

      All year, financial markets have been expecting the US Federal Reserve to begin the process of normalising interest...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2015

      Negative rates as a precursor to death of banking, redux

      Back in 2012, we argued that: “The simple fact of the matter is that in a negative carry world – or a flat yield...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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)...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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