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China and the world

By Bob Hanké

Two recent pieces raise a series of important points about China’s ambitions in world trade and how it will get there. One looks at the dynamics from the top; the other from the bottom. Combined, they should make you scratch your head.

The first is a CER post by Ian Bond, which examines the acquisition of ports and […]

December 5th, 2018|In the Media|0 Comments|
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    Globalisation, Trump and the Nation State: There’s still room for manoeuvre!

Globalisation, Trump and the Nation State: There’s still room for manoeuvre!

By Bob Hancké, LSE

Since the late 1980s a conventional and convenient argument in economic policy-making has been that globalisation in its many forms, but especially financially and commercially, constrains governments in their ability to adopt policies that protect citizens and workers. Left-wing observers lament the incapacity of governments to directly secure and influence the life chances of their citizens, […]

September 28th, 2018|In the Media|0 Comments|
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    Ten years after – Is another financial crisis lurking and are we ready for it?

Ten years after – Is another financial crisis lurking and are we ready for it?

By Bob Hancké, LSE

Robert Skidelsky, the Keynesian historian and political economist, wrote a very interesting column in the Guardian looking back at the ten years since the starts of the Great Financial Crisis. The upshot: it didn’t look good and it doesn’t look good. After the short flirtation with Keynesianism at the G20, the austerity narrative took over – most […]

September 14th, 2018|In the Media|0 Comments|