Posts tagged ‘economics’

  • Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange Forum Article

    Why are the financial markets so positive?

    This has been an unusual year for the global economy, characterized by a series of unanticipated economic, geopolitical… more

  • A man returns to his flat at a public housing estate overlooking the financial district skyline in Singapore Forum Event

    Utopia or dystopia? Five key tech debates

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance sheet crisis. Long periods of… more

  • An employee works at a Chinese automobile factory in Hefei Forum Event

    What does innovation mean in today’s world?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

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    Is innovation exploding or expiring?

    The stories we hear about the economy influence the way we behave, which in turn influences the economy. As Nobel… more

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    Why financial innovation is a risky business

    One of the curiosities of the modern economy is why the finance sector is so large. Economists have only recently… more

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    Why we should teach our children patience

    It is challenging but necessary to teach children to be patient, as all parents know. In the short run, patience… more

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    Banking regulation and the revolving door

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, job transitions of personnel in US banking regulation between the regulatory… more

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    How immigration creates jobs and boosts wages

    Fears that immigration takes jobs away from natives and imposes significant costs on taxpayers continue to shape… more

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    Why the world needs a new reserve currency

    It is symbolic that the recent BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, took place exactly seven decades after the Bretton… more

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    Why economists should heed the lessons of history

    Historians tend to stress the particularities in history. Each event is unique, caused by a set of conditions that will… more

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    Africa’s farms of the future

    Launching a business can be hard work, especially in Africa, where weak governance systems and inconsistent access to… more

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    Why the price of a flat in Beijing matters

    China’s real-estate sector has been a source of serious concern for several years, with soaring property prices… more

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    Why does inequality grow?

    Income inequality has increased worldwide in recent years. This column discusses the role of technological progress… more

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    Nine key insights for Europe’s next decade

    As Europe slowly emerges from the worst financial and economic crisis of the past 80 years, the need to focus on… more

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    Europe’s top 10 most competitive economies

    The 2014 edition of the The Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report, published this week, tracks Europe's progress on its… more

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    Are capital controls a magic bullet?

    Capital controls are back. The International Monetary Fund has softened its earlier opposition to their use. Some… more