Comment on macroeconomic issues
Saturday, 23 September 2017
The real obstacle for the Brexit negotiations
I’m not going to say anything about the content of yesterday’s speech: I talked about the likelihood of a transition arrangement that invo...
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Productivity and monetary policy
The Bank are warning of imminent rises in interest rates. As Chris Giles points out, we have been here before, and before that, but that s...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Undergraduate economics teaching moves into 21st century
The CORE economics curriculum, designed to provide an introduction to economics that reflects economics as it is today rather than as it wa...
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Problems with triangulating over immigration
I have talked before about why triangulation over austerity did not work for Labour, but why triangulation over Brexit seems to be more su...
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Economists show how Fox news changes votes
As I have noted before, economists are getting into media studies (we are natural imperialists) and beginning to provide empirical evidence...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Revolutions in Economic Policy
The Commission on Economic Justice hosted by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has just published a substantial and comprehen...
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Cherry picking economic statistics and Project Fear
It is often said that the left-right description of politics is not a straight line but a circle, with left and right becoming more similar...
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