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Davos in a time of populist backlash

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 16/01/2017 The World Economic Forum still has a role to play It’s the time of year when the global elite—politicians, financiers, big business, academia and an assortment of others—congregate in the beautiful Swiss ski resort of Davos

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Good economic news—but beware of the “tail risks”

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 4/01/2017 Things are looking up—for now It’s not for nothing that economics is sometimes called the dismal science. Yet it isn’t always true that economists are gloomy. Indeed, they aren’t gloomy at the moment. Compared with this

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Nine economic lessons from 2016

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 19/12/2016 In keeping with the time of year, here are nine lessons (but no carols) we’ve learned about the economy over the past 12 month Financial crises have deep, long-lasting effects Had there been no financial crisis

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Castro’s economic legacy

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 28/11/2016 Cuba’s economy is underdeveloped and dependent on commodity exports The tributes to Fidel Castro from western leaders, let alone from those of Russia, China and Iran, came fast and furious through the weekend. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s

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In defence of economists

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 31/10/2016 Mark Carney is under siege—and he isn’t the only expert in the dock Economics and economists have been the butt of jokes forever. As a rookie economist at Bank of America in San Francisco once, I

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