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Tag Archives: economy
Apr 27 2013
John Van Reenen reacts to the news this week that the UK has avoided economic contraction in the last quarter. Whilst Osborne may see this as cause to celebrate, there is nothing commendable about an economy that continues to stagnate. This … Continue reading
Posted by: April 27, 2013
Apr 13 2013
John Van Reenen analyses the economic legacy of Margaret Thatcher. In the late 1970s, when the UK was behind other developed nations in terms of material wellbeing, her supply side policies spurred economic revival. There is a substantial body of evidence suggesting … Continue reading
Posted by: April 13, 2013
Feb 8 2013
The uncertainty created by David Cameron’s policy on EU membership may cost the UK’s already troubled economy.
Prior to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech on the country’s relationship with the EU, Michael Emerson set out several hazards that his strategy was expected to face. Revisiting these hazards after the speech, he finds them to be mostly … Continue reading
Posted by: February 8, 2013
Oct 25 2012
Despite rising unemployment and a lack of economic growth, Greece cannot afford to ignore the challenge of controlling inflation.
Since the beginning of the eurozone crisis, Greece has experienced a sharp fall in GDP and a large increase in unemployment. Nicholas Apergis argues that another policy challenge facing Greece is also highly significant: controlling inflation. Assessing the inflation dynamics … Continue reading
Posted by: October 25, 2012
Oct 18 2012
The institutional foundations of the German economy explain why it has handled the economic crisis more effectively than other European states.
Germany’s economy has experienced a transition from the ‘sick man of Europe’ after unification in 1990, to becoming a relative ‘winner’ during the current economic crisis. Gregory Jackson and Arndt Sorge argue that while explanations for economic performance typically focus … Continue reading
Posted by: October 18, 2012
Oct 14 2012
Migrants and their Money highlights how migrants negotiate the complex financial landscape they encounter and the diverse formal and informal ways in which they manage their money in London – a city that is often considered the financial capital of the … Continue reading
Posted by: October 14, 2012