WEEKLY SELECTIONS

Weekly Selection 3 April 2020

This is a 4-5 min read based on extensive interviews with prominent US economists offers simple rules for a better understanding of the new playbook of pandemic economics...

Weekly Selection 27 March 2020

This concerns the much talked about trade-off between public health and the hit to growth...

Weekly Selection 20 March 2020

The two economists propose an unprecedented program for an unprecedented situation...

Weekly Selection 13 March 2020

Until very recently, most analysts on the sell-side were being remarkably complacent about the economic impact of the pandemic...

Weekly Selection 6 March 2020

This is a simple and palatable article written by an economist with some experience in modeling the economic consequences of a pandemic...

Weekly Selection 28 February 2020

Most of us would agree that the past week and all its brouhaha about the coronavirus has been a source of worry, stress, and anxiety...

Weekly Selection 21 February 2020

The economist argues that financial crises tend to be the predictable result of built-up economic and financial vulnerabilities and policy mistakes, not the result of “black swan” events...

Weekly Selection 14 February 2020

The Nobel laureate puts it in plain and palatable terms: the challenge of creating a sustainable global economy is monumental because, if the global economy grows at 3% over the next few years, getting annual CO2 emissions down to 2.5 ...

Weekly Selection 7 February 2020

We had a similar article last week. Worth repeating with this one as the “de-growth” trend - i.e. embracing zero or even negative GDP growth - is gaining traction (at least in the richest countries).

Weekly Selection 31 January 2020

From 1990 to 2008, annual growth in world trade was 82% faster than world GDP growth.

Weekly Selection 24 January 2020

This is almost a month old, but worth posting now and read against the background of what came out of Davos (our subscribers can request our Davos report - it will be available on Monday).

Weekly Selection 17 January 2020

The Morgan Stanley global strategist/author offers 10 predictions for the next decade. Interesting not because of their predictive value, but because they may force us to rethink some assumptions.