Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director of the European Centre for International Political Economy claims that TPP mega-regional free trade deal is likely to be smoothly integrated into the existing free trade agreements of which the TPP countries are members.
The Chinese government has announced a new universal reputation score, tied to every person in the country's nation ID number and based on such factors as political compliance, hobbies, shopping, and whether you play videogames. (mo...
After more than six years of stalled progress and political wrangling, negotiators from the U.S. and 11 trading partners across the Pacific Rim reached a deal on a landmark trade accord linking 40% of the global economy. The agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific Partnership clears the way...
As British Treasury chief in the 1970s, Mr. Healey had to seek a loan to keep the British economy afloat.
Joshua Gans: The Romer Model turns 25: 25 years ago this month Paul Romer‘s paper, “Endogenous Technological Change” was published in the Journal of Political Economy. After over 20,000 citations, it is one of the most influential economics papers of...
Old South Meeting House is hosting a series of events this fall on costume and textile-making, and what they say about the economy, social class, politics, and other matters. Friday, 9 October, 12:15-1:00 P.M.Lady in the Blue Dress...and...Show More Summary
In today’s Cato Online Forum essay, Per Altenberg from the Swedish Board of Trade makes an interesting political economy argument and a compelling practical case for why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be a tough slog. Show More Summary
Here you will find the transcript, video, and podcast. The summary is this: Tyler and Harvard economist Dani Rodrik discuss premature deindustrialization, the world’s trilemmas, the political economy of John le Carré, what’s so special about manufacturing, Orhan Pamuk, RCTs, and why the world is second best at best. Here is one excerpt from Rodrik, […]
Alan Feld (Boston University), Silent Tax Changes: The Political Economy of Indexing for Inflation: The federal income tax adjusts many but not all of its dollar components automatically to account for inflation. In this article I analyze the benefits and burdens this process confers on some taxpayers and the political...
Cato Institute adjunct scholar Eugene Gholz has been awarded the 2015 Fiona McGillivray award for his paper, “Assessing the ‘Threat’ of International Tension to the U.S. Economy.” Chosen by the Political Economy section of the American...Show More Summary
The current debates over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates or hold them raises a key question in political economy. Why do we have the economic policies that we do? In a number of columns, Paul Krugman has thundered against the prevailing orthodoxy of cutting spending, raising interest rates and balancing budgets. For […]
Following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election in 2014, many had hoped that the leader would speed up market reforms in order to attract foreign capital and grow the economy. However, rampant political and social problems throughout the country have caused these reforms to materialize much more slowly than initially anticipated. Show More Summary
World War II was terrible in many ways, and has highlighted the problems the global status quo, politics and economy were no longer suitable. The League of Nations, founded in 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference following the First World War, failed to prevent the second one. It was dissolved, and something had to take its place.
Sharun Mukand and Dani Rodrik at Vox EU: The political economy of liberal democracy, Vox EU: There are more democracies in the world today than non-democracies, according to data from Polity IV.1 Yet, few of those are what we would....
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A currency hitting historic lows. Unemployment at a five-year peak. Consumer spending in the dumps, and a grinding political crisis that’s frozen leaders’ ability to push through Congress measures to jumpstart a moribund economy. The news keeps getting worse for the once-ballyhooed Brazilian economy, compounding the delicate political situation for […]
There are more democracies in the world than non-democracies, but few of the democracies go beyond electoral competition. This column highlights the contrast between electoral democracies and liberal ones, that is, those that protect civil rights in addition to political and property rights. Show More Summary
Once one of the hardest-hit economies in Europe from the global financial crisis, Spain's recent economic success sets a good precedent for the euro zone's potential for recovery.
Labour’s John McDonnell: We’ll review Bank’s inflation focus 28 September 2015 From the section UK Politics Labour is to review the Bank of England’s mandate as part of proposals for a wide-ranging shake-up of the UK’s economy if the party wins power. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said it had continually missed its inflation targets and […]
The American economy is once again dominated by monopolies. New rules are needed. Can American capitalism be saved from its most predatory, selfish instincts? Could the U.S. economy spread its wealth—if the public and political class...Show More Summary
Big Tech — along with the Big Pharma, giant health insurance companies, Big Agriculture, and the largest banks on Wall Street —are dominating our economy and our politics.