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Our Weekly Selections

Weekly Selection
18 October 2019

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Weekly Selection
11 October 2019

Lucrezia Reichlin, Adair Turner, Michael Woodford, Helicopter money as a policy option This article sums up a policy debate on helicopter money that took place six years ago among three of the world’s leading monetary economists. It is a bit technical but a must-read as central banks will soon run out of conventional policy options. It elaborates on one tool that has yet to be taken out of storage: ‘helicopter money’, i.e. the overt monetary financing of government deficits (reads in about 8-10 min).
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04 October 2019

Lucrezia Reichlin, Adair Turner, Michael Woodford, Helicopter money as a policy option This article sums up a policy debate on helicopter money that took place six years ago among three of the world’s leading monetary economists. It is a bit technical but a must-read as central banks will soon run out of conventional policy options. It elaborates on one tool that has yet to be taken out of storage: ‘helicopter money’, i.e. the overt monetary financing of government deficits (reads in about 8-10 min).
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Weekly Selection
27 September 2019

Arvind Subramanian and Dani Rodrik, The Puzzling Lure of Financial Globalization The two renowned economists observe that, although most of the intellectual consensus behind neoliberalism has collapsed, the idea that emerging markets should throw their borders open to foreign financial flows is still taken for granted in policymaking circles. They argue that until that changes, the developing world will suffer from unnecessary volatility, periodic crises, and lost dynamism (reads in 5-6 min).
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20 September 2019

Satyajit Das, Can Banks Survive Negative Rates? The former banker turned author explains why the spread of unconventional monetary policies threatens to set off dangerous and unpredictable feedback loops in credit markets and the real economy, where the second and third-order effects are difficult to anticipate or control. The argument is a bit technical, but offered in palatable terms. In short: Instead of stimulating the economy, negative rates increase uncertainty about the future; therefore households, worried about saving for retirement and other goals, spend less (reads in about 5 min).
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Weekly Selection
13 September 2019

Ann Saphir, Trade uncertainty to trim $850 billion global output: Fed paper Some robust academic research (it comes from the Fed) has attempted for the first time to quantify the economic impact of the uncertainty generated by the trade war. The result: USD850 billion in lost global output through early next year – roughly 1% of global GDP (reads in 3-4 min).
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THE MONTHLY BAROMETER’S IDEAS DINNERS

WHY THE IDEAS’ DINNERS?

 

“If I give you a dollar and you give me a dollar, each of us will only have one dollar. But if you give me one idea and I give you another idea, we will both have two ideas” (source unknown).

Too often, we have a tendency to favor those well-established ideas that are deeply interwoven with and influenced by our personal and professional lives. In consequence we rarely think “out of the box” in a way that yields new ideas that can create a “Eureka” moment and compel us to question some of our beliefs, values and assumptions. This is regrettable because novel ideas are just those that may open the gate for new ways of looking at familiar things, thus leading to a new project, a new investment, or a new endeavor. Our Ideas’ dinners are an effective shortcut and catalyst to come up with such news ideas (we don’t have to read lengthy treaties, books, or articles – we just listen to what everybody around the table has to suggest).

HOW DO THE IDEAS’ DINNERS WORK? They are organized throughout the year in various locations (London, Geneva, Paris, NYC, Chamonix, Washington DC, Singapore, etc.) and on each occasion gather 20 participants max (not exclusively Summit of Minds participants, but all subscribers of the Monthly Barometer). The choice of guests is essential: they must come from varied backgrounds and have different perspectives to avoid the trap of group think and lame ideas. Diversity is therefore key!

To succeed, the dinner requires a bit of preparation on the part of everybody but it’s a great challenge to embrace. Guests normally get excited and interested. If it works well (as it normally does), everybody leaves enriched by 19 new ideas! The Monthly Barometer team then compiles a curated précis of the ideas arising from each dinner.

WHAT SORT OF IDEAS? There is no limitation in terms of what sort of ideas should be submitted to the group. Of course, coming up with a new idea that nobody in the group knows about is virtually impossible - we all know, as Mark Twain once said when discussing the combinatorial nature of creativity, that “all good ideas are second-hand”! Here are some ideas that were proposed at previous dinners:

  • Create a “peer-to-peer” professional training platform. Jobs and traditional professional training must be reinvented. The idea is to develop authentic peer-to-peer professional training verticals.
  • Create a Wellness “Davos”. Wellness is transversal, it is everywhere and nowhere in particular. Engaging the key political, economic and civil society organisations active in this domain is a must.
  • « Make Healthcare Great Again » by bringing together the human and the technology. For example by creating an electronic bracelet that would contain sufficient information in order to avoid the damage produced in emergency rooms.
  • Creating spaces to listen and exchange ideas with the youth. In a world that becomes very complicated for our youth, it is essential to listen to them in order to help them develop their life projects.

Premium subscribers have access to the curated précis of ideas, emanating from dinners in all locations.Those interested in any particular idea have the chance, after an initial conversation with us, to connect with the person who formulated the idea with a view to moving it forward.