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From the Blogs: Innovation in Britain

02.02.17

In this second of our weekly features, we look at British economists’ debate about the sources of innovation and prosperity. Last week saw the launch of the...

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The retreat from openness

30.01.17

There can be no doubt that the Wake Up Foundation and President Donald J. Trump have rather different ideas about the virtues of openness, as he has shown...

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From the blogs: Economists debate President Trump’s mooted fiscal expansion

26.01.17

In this new weekly feature, we will highlight and explain debates on the economic blogosphere about current issues In 2005, George W Bush began his second...

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How can we add the environment to the 2050 Index?

23.01.17

Readers, we would like to ask for your views and help. The problem is this: plainly, one of the big forces that are going to pummel countries during the coming...

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How Donald Trump could really make America great again

23.01.17

Critics of America’s newly inaugurated 45th president were elegantly castigated by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel for having taken Candidate Trump...

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European politics in 2017

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Learning from Britain’s Lost Decade in Education

12.12.16

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, remarked last week that Britain had experienced its first ‘lost decade’ – 10 years in which average...

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Italy´s Five Star Movement has crushed a PM. It shouldn´t be ignored

12.12.16 Publication:

The long, slow fuse on Italy’s time-bomb has been lit. The crushing defeat of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform proposals in the national...

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Hammond throws the UK a modest cushion against Brexit

06.12.16

Phillip Hammond, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, is often depicted as dull and sombre but at November's Autumn Statement he was positively chipper. ...

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The real threat to Matteo Renzi is Beppe Grillo and his ilk

30.11.16 Publication:

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Recent declines in global trade are benign, but storms are brewing

25.11.16

 The freeing up of trade, which has been the single biggest source of Western prosperity since 1945 and of global growth since the late 1970s, is taking quite...

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The new politics of anger

24.11.16

Anger is, by common consent, the most important emotion among citizens in the West. At least, that is the popular conclusion being drawn from the Brexit...

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My Ofcom story

21.11.16

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Matteo Renzi has put Italy´s future—and that of the euro—at stake in a referendum

18.11.16 Publication:

A time-bomb is ticking away in the heart of Europe, carrying a label marked “Made in Italy.” It could yet be defused. But if it goes off, it would make...

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BBC licence-payers deserve a strong, independent regulator

17.11.16 Publication:

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The inequality that helped Trump win could now get worse

16.11.16

By Tom Startup   Was it the economy that won it?   On the face of it, it wasn’t immediate economic woes that pushed Donald Trump into the White...

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The Implications of President Trump for US-Russia Relations

09.11.16 Publication:

President Vladimir Putin must be a happy man: in January he will have  America’s version of Silvio Berlusconi as his counterpart in the White House. He had...

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What Trump Means for Britain

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The Creeping Public-Pension Debacle

08.11.16

If policy was rational and electorates understood the consequences fully for their taxes, no advanced, developed country would have a retirement age for public...

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The bond vigilantes are back

27.10.16

By Tom Startup Falling government bond yields and rising prices have been with us for so long that it has come with a shock: since the Brexit vote on June...

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Minimum Wages

23.10.16 Publication:

On October 1st, the only government economic policy measure this year that is likely to boost the Japanese economy came into effect. It is positive, but was...

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Obama’s legacy in Asia-Pacific

20.10.16 Publication:

Most of President Barack Obama´s foreign policy has had to be reactive to inherited wars, to new civil wars, to new sources of pressure and instability. But...

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Obama´s legacy in Asia-Pacific

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Inflation, not Brexit, should be worrying our policy makers

12.10.16 Publication:

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