Comment on macroeconomic issues
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...
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Defining austerity redux
This is a rather dull post about definitions In a previous piece I talked about how there is no clear definition of what we mean by...
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Could independent central banks be advisory?
With fiscal councils (or Independent Fiscal Institutions) now commonplace in advanced economies, a natural question arises. Why are all the...
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