The WHO declared a pandemic on Wednesday 11 March 2020. At that point COVID-19 had been reported from 110 countries. But through the end of
What are central banks for? How should they be governed? What is their role in the 21st century? The recent German Constitutional Court decision has
‘We are living through the first economic crisis of the Anthropocene’ At the spring meeting of the IMF this April, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva referred
It has been another week in which economic history has been made. On the heels of the trade wars and the mounting geopolitical tension between
An afternoon of galleries. December 14 2019.
I’ve found myself in a bit of an argument with Germany’s Bundesbank about the possibilities of harnessing central bank to the cause of climate change
In picking Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian chief executive of the World Bank, as their candidate to succeed Lagarde at the IMF, the EU made the
“Greening” finance is one of the hot themes amongst regulators and progressive central bankers right now. Gillian Tett US managing editor of the FT has
In the course of writing Crashed I was so mystified by the illogic of German policy that I felt I should try to write a
We conventionally date the onset of the Great Depression to 1929. This make sense from the point of view of conventional business-cycle analysis. But the
Between 2014 and 2016 the US dollar appreciated by almost 25 percent against a basket of world currencies. The shift was driven above all
A take on the “crisis of democracy” literature and related essays.
Reviewing Danilo’s brilliant essays and journalism was a fascinating project.
What does the election of Donald Trump in November 2016 mean for American power and for global order? Like everyone else I’ve been struggling to
The pitfalls of Bretton Woods Talk.
Thinking about Brett Christophers book about land privatization and the question of dirty histories of neoliberalism.
The latest from the BIS on the genesis of the 2008 crisis.
What happens when the anthropocene puts a time limit on the lifespan of political sovereignty?
The mysteries of the neolithic, Robert the Bruce, the Jacobites and the battlefields of Culloden, the high Victorian industrial revolution, Scottish independence and North Sea
A brief survey of the political economy and geopolitics that frame Erdogan’s regime and Turkey’s current financial difficulties.
How Germany’s soldiers helped to make and unmake the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich.
How North Atlantic globalization al l’anglaise helped to pave the way for 2008 and how it forms a new weak link in the world economy.
How trans-Atlantic politics framed the crisis of 2008 and its histories.
Taking stock of the last few weeks of reading about the biggest story in the world economy.
How the 2008 crisis rocked conventional international macroeconomics and forced the development of a new approach to the analysis of macrofinance.
Two books critical of GDP cause me to revisit the trajectory of the “fixing/making-up the economy” literature.