Existing studies suggest that the effects of monetary policy in developing countries on credit and the real economy are weak. This column challenges this view using rich loan-level credit register data from Uganda. It shows that monetary...Show More Summary
While immigration preferences have been studied extensively, less attention has been paid to the public’s assessment of the importance of immigration as a policy issue. Using survey data from 17 European countries, this column shows that the drivers of immigration preference and salience are very different. Show More Summary
US multinational enterprises may legally shift profits from high tax countries (like the US) to low tax countries (like Bermuda). This column uses unpublished survey data to show how this causes part of the US economic activity generated...Show More Summary
Container shipping is considered to be one of the drivers of globalisation. This column uses new export data from Turkey to show how containerisation explains a significant amount of the global trade increase since the 1950s. Most of the trade-increasing potential of containerisation has now been realised, however, despite only around half of exports being containerised.
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 122, published June 6, 2017. I sunk a lot of hours this weekend trying to write a column on “Peak Podcasting,” following some inspiration from a tweet by the esteemed Lizzie O’Leary — which speaks to a broad feeling that I’ve been seeing a...
It’s decor, basically Welcome to Show & Tell, a column dedicated to everything Curbed editors and friends are obsessed with in our homes. From the underrated to the elusive, from the joy-sparking to the life-saving, these are the objects,...Show More Summary
Column: Flip away from one blowout after another in the NBA playoffs and check out the NHL, which is the greatest show in sports this postseason
Low clouds populate the first two kilometers of the atmosphere. Cumuliform clouds heap high and are made from columns of fast-rising air. Stratiform are sheet-like and show little vertical air movement.
Large numbers of traders share their thoughts about the euro-dollar exchange rate on Twitter. By identifying and classifying opinionated tweets, and constructing a daily measure of sentiment, this column shows that a trading strategy...Show More Summary
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Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories. Column by Christoph Paul I didn’t expect to become a fan. I really didn’t. I read award-winning books. I have watched the entire run of The Wire, TWICE. Show More Summary
Publisher's Note: This is a column where a father and daughter -- from different generations, obviously -- compare and contrast pop culture from their respective eras over email. From: Michael Salfino Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40 AM Subject:...
Austerity policies implemented during the Great Recession have been blamed for the slow recovery in several European countries. Using data from 29 advanced economies, this column shows that austerity policies negatively affect economic performance by reducing GDP, inflation, consumption, and investment. Show More Summary
They say what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas, but in this week’s column I’m going to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. As you may recall from last week, I was recently in Las Vegas at the GAMA trade show convention. This annual gathering is designed to help game store owners […]
Actress Meryl Streep isn’t just denouncing the dire state of America at Hollywood awards shows. She’s now taking this awards speech to far-left events, accepting an “Ally Award” from the LGBT political-correctness police at the so-called Human Rights Campaign. Show More Summary
Before I get into the meat of today’s column… Do you watch comedian and political satirist Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Friday, 10 PM ET)? What I especially love about Mr. Maher’s show is that he invites people on who are from all shades of the political spectrum and that he’s unafraid of calling […]
Twentieth Television announced today that it has added clearances for its new daily TV series “Page Six TV,” from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America. Based on the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column and website,...
Our colleague, Charles Robinson, is a pretty positive chap. He showed just that in his “Winners” column from the Senior Bowl that highlighted Alabama TE O.J. Howard and six other players who helped their NFL draft causes with strong weeks of work. Show More Summary
Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen walks past a column formed from rubble to show off her latest creation, a barren house in the Gaza Strip where doorless rooms face into bleak, empty space. The 'Shaath House' in Khan Yunis in the south ofShow More Summary
I wrote a rather favorable column a few days ago about a new study from economists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Their research showed how larger levels of government spending are associated with weaker...Show More Summary