Comment on macroeconomic issues
Friday, 21 July 2017
The politics of ignoring knowledge
Simon Tilford has a post where he explores the roots of Brexit in a kind of UK exceptionalism. He argues that “the underlying reason [for ...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Should Labour triangulate over Brexit?
There are two schools of thought about why Labour is adopting a confusing and conflicting position over Brexit which is almost the same as...
Monday, 17 July 2017
The OBR’s risk assessment lacks context
In its recent report on fiscal risks, the OBR talks a lot about all the shocks that could make the government debt to GDP ratio rise again...
Friday, 14 July 2017
Why German wages need to rise
An interesting disagreement occurred this week between Martin Sandbu and the Economist, which prompted a subsequent letter from Philippe ...
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Why recessions followed by austerity can have a persistent impact
Economics students are taught from an early age that in the short run aggregate demand matters, but in the long run output is determined fr...
Monday, 10 July 2017
Measuring the impact of austerity
Ben Chu has a good article disposing of some of the nonsense ideas associated with austerity (which refuse to die, because they are useful...
Saturday, 8 July 2017
I’ve written about the popularity of Labour’s manifesto, which should more accurately be described as expanding the state rather than endi...
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