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    1. 15 hours ago

      How I learnt to love the economic blogosphere

      I once saw a cartoon — I wish I could find it — of an infinite, celestial library. In my mind’s eye, scattered groups...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2016

      Koo: Why US Quantitative Easing "worked" better than other QEs

      This is a guest post from Richard Koo, chief economist of the Nomura Research Institute and, amongst many other things,...

    1. July 15, 2016

      Ireland can conjure a pot of sovereign wealth gold

      We are told that the Irish economy grew by 26 per cent in 2015. Fortune is indeed looking up in Ireland: unemployment...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2016

      Even lower rates? "Thanks but no thanks" say banks everywhere

      Despite popular belief, we take no comfort in the decline in interest rates and argue that it should be viewed as a bad...

    3. June 3, 2016

      The Baltic battlefield for warring economic tribes

      The small group of global investors who bet heavily on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian equities have had their...

    4. May 29, 2016

      The mystery of weak US productivity

      Look around you. From your drone home delivery to that oncoming driverless car, change seems to be accelerating. Warren...

    5. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Yen softens amid renewed reports of sales tax hike delay

      The yen is marginally weaker on Wednesday morning amid further reports the Japanese government is about to announce a...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2016

      The NIM force awakens

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

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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