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   Defaultnomics: Making Sense of the Barro-Ricardo Equivalence in a Financialized World
Levy Economic Institute
8-Jul-2019
http://www.levyinstitute.org/publications/?docid=2624

The 2008 crisis created a need to rethink many aspects of economic theory, including the role of public intervention in the economy. On this issue, we explore the Barro-Ricardo equivalence, which has played a decisive role in molding the economic policies that fostered the crisis.....
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   Fighting Inequality Can Strengthen the US Economy
Levy Economic Institute
26-Jul-2019
http://www.levyinstitute.org/publications/?docid=2625

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recently proposed to increase the rate of taxation on very high incomes and net worth. One of the primary justifications for such policies is that reducing inequality would help safeguard political equa....
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   After Over Three Decades, Rebel Economist Breaks Through to Washington. Here’s How He Did It.
INET Economics
1-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/after-over-three-decades-rebel-economist-breaks-through-to-washington-heres-how-he-did-it

Ever heard that a corporation’s sole duty is to maximize value for shareholders? In the go-go ‘80s, business schools, government organizations, and most public companies took up this mantra. It stuck around.

William Lazonick, emeritus p....
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   Charter Schools Unleashed “Educational Hunger Games” in California. Now It’s Fighting Back.
INET Economics
2-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/charter-schools-unleashed-educational-hunger-games-in-california-now-its-fighting-back

California has the highest concentration of charter schools in the U.S., with one in 10 students in the state educated in one of them. Since the legislature passed a ch....
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   The Myth of Expansionary Austerity
INET Economics
7-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/the-myth-of-expansionary-austerity

Many critics have sharply attacked orthodox economics, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and policymakers for their emphasis on austerity as a cure for lagging economic growth. A group of prominent economists responded by claiming to ....
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   Firm-Level Political Risk: Measurement and Effects
INET Economics
11-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/firm-level-political-risk-measurement-and-effects

From the UK’s vote to leave the European Union to the threats of the US Congress to shut down the federal government, recent events have renewed concerns about the effects of risks emanating from the political system on investment, employment, and other aspe....
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   Antitrust and the Consumer Welfare Standard
INET Economics
16-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/antitrust-and-the-consumer-welfare-standard

For the last 40 years antitrust policy has been limited and ineffective in no small part because of the influence of the Chicago School of Economics. The key pillar in the Chicago School policy vision is the “Consumer Welfare” goal for antitrust, a repacka....
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   Keeping the Oil in the Soil
INET Economics
22-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/keeping-the-oil-in-the-soil

Efforts to reduce demand for fossil fuels by promoting energy efficiency and clean energy can do a lot. But to meet the Paris Agreement target of holding the ....
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   A Plan for Earth’s Survival that Can Survive U.S. Politics?
INET Economics
30-Jul-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/a-plan-for-earths-survival-that-can-survive-u-s-politics

Every day it becomes clearer that we have to break our addiction to extracting dirty stuff from the ground to burn for energy. But how to pull it off without triggering political and economic chaos? Economist James K. Boyce, a senior fellow at the....
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   AI is Forcing Us to Rethink Economics
INET Economics
9-Aug-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/ai-is-forcing-us-to-rethink-economics

Since its founding in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, INET has been spearheading efforts to move economics towards more pluralistic, multidisciplinary, and human-centric approaches. The evident failure of the profession’s mainstream to pre....
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   Ideology is Dead! Long Live Ideology!
INET Economics
12-Aug-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/ideology-is-dead-long-live-ideology

Mainstream (neoclassical) economics has always put a strong emphasis on the positivist conception of the discipline, characterizing economists and their views as objective, unbiased, and non-ideological. This is still true today, even after the 2008 economic c....
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   Developing Asia Needs a New Economic Paradigm
INET Economics
13-Aug-2019
//www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/developing-asia-needs-a-new-economic-paradigm

The euphoria around emerging markets faded a while ago, but somehow the hope persists that economies in Asia can buck the global trend and grow fast enough to create an alternative growth pole. It is true that the global financial crisis and its aftermath prov....
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   Croatia’s path into the banking union
Bruegel - Blogs
18-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/croatias-path-into-the-banking-union/

Croatia seems a suitable candidate for euro area accession: there is a tight peg to the euro, high public debt is coming down, and the banking sector is already dominated by euro area banks. But the Eurogroup has rightly targeted reforms of the state’s role in the economy as a precondition for par....
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   The EU needs a bold climate strategy
Bruegel - Blogs
19-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/the-eu-needs-a-bold-climate-strategy/

Scientists report that global temperature increases must be limited to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. With global greenhouse gas emissions continuing to increase and rising temperatures driving up the frequency of extreme weather events, the world needs a greater commitment to climate policy.....
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   China’s investment in Africa: What the data really says, and the implications for Europe
Bruegel - Blogs
22-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/chinas-investment-in-africa-what-the-data-really-says-and-the-implications-for-europe/

China has clearly signalled to Europe that it does not shy away from involvement in Africa, historically Europe’s area of influence. But the nature of China’s direct investment flows to the continent will have to change if they are to prove sustainable.....
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   EU policy recommendations: A stronger legal framework is not enough to foster national compliance
Bruegel - Blogs
23-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/eu-policy-recommendations-a-stronger-legal-framework-is-not-enough-to-foster-national-compliance/

In 2011, the EU introduced stricter rules to monitor the implementation of country-specific policy recommendations. Using a new dataset, this column investigates whether these new laws have increased national compliance. There is no evidence that these stricter processes matter for implementation ra....
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   Modernising European Competition Policy: A Brief Review of Member States’ Proposals
Bruegel - Blogs
24-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/modernising-european-competition-policy-a-brief-review-of-member-states-proposals/

French, German and Polish governments have jointly proposed options for modernising EU competition policy. The debate to recalibrate European competition rules was already well underway. So, it is not surprising that proposals are consistent with other statements made by France and Germany. Yet, pro....
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   The consequences of Switzerland’s lost equivalence status
Bruegel - Blogs
25-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/the-consequences-of-switzerlands-lost-equivalence-status/

Due to a spat between the European Commission and the government of Switzerland over the negotiation of an institutional framework agreement, equity securities that are listed on Swiss exchanges are banned from being traded on stock exchanges in the European Union. This blog post reviews the backgro....
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   A reflection on the Mercosur agreement
Bruegel - Blogs
26-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/a-reflection-on-the-mercosur-agreement/

The EU accepts the deal because it is worried about the catastrophic scenario of a world without the WTO.....
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   European champion-ships: industrial champions and competition policy
Bruegel - Blogs
26-Jul-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/07/european-champion-ships-industrial-champions-and-competition-policy/

This blog post investigates the debate on whether European competition rules should foster European industrial champions, or allow national champions to grow to a European scale. It explores the criteria that one would intuitively ascribe to industrial champions, illustrating the difficulties in def....
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   The Coming Clash Between Climate and Trade
Bruegel - Blogs
1-Aug-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/08/the-coming-clash-between-climate-and-trade/

The new leaders of the European Union, who have relentlessly championed open markets, will, ironically, likely trigger a conflict between climate preservation and free trade. But this clash is unavoidable, and how Europe and the world manage it will help to determine the fate of globalisation, if no....
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   The Democrats need to have a climate-only TV debate. For Americans and for the rest of us
Bruegel - Blogs
6-Aug-2019
https://bruegel.org/2019/08/the-democrats-need-to-have-a-climate-only-tv-debate-for-americans-and-for-the-rest-of-us/

A series of global summits mean the months between now and November 2020 will be crucial to the future of climate change. ....
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   Deskilling among manufacturing production workers
VoxEU - Recent
9-Aug-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/deskilling-among-manufacturing-production-workers

Has technological progress in manufacturing been skill-biased or deskilling? This column argues that the conventional distinction between white-collar and production workers has concealed substantial deskilling among manufacturing production workers since the 1950s. Automation has reduced the demand....
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   Financial constraints and the diffusion of technology
VoxEU - Recent
10-Aug-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/financial-constraints-and-diffusion-technology

Recent debates about the global productivity slowdown point to a large and increasing productivity gap between firms operating at the global technological frontier and those trailing behind. This column analyses whether better access to bank credit can accelerate technological diffusion and narrow t....
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   Spatial patterns and city size distribution
VoxEU - Recent
11-Aug-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/spatial-patterns-and-city-size-distribution

The growth of large cities is often attributed to their proximity to exogenous, first-nature advantages. This column uses data on 450 Japanese cities to show that in fact, the regularity of agglomeration holds as a natural consequence of endogenous agglomeration and dispersion forces at the global o....
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