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ASREC 24 hour Conference Event - Call for Papers

ASREC 24 hour Conference Event - Call for Papers 

The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, And Culture (ASREC) will hold a 24 hour virtual conference on the 20th November 2020. Ahead of this event, they have just released a Call for Papers. The deadline to submissions is the 18th September 2020. Dr Sriya Iyer is part of the Organizing Committee for the Europe/Africa/MENA regions.

Published on - Thursday 2nd July 2020

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Social Economics

Religion

Culture


Amartya Sen Lecture - HDCA Online Conference

Amartya Sen Lecture - HDCA Online Conference 

Dr. José Gabriel Palma, who retired from his Senior Lectureship in the Faculty in 2014, delivers the "Amartya Sen Lecture" at this years Human Development and Capability Association Conference in New Zealand (Online). The title of his lecture is "What Went Wrong With European Social Democracy: On Building a Debilitating Capitalism, Where Even the Welfare State Subsidises Greater Market Inequality". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 30th June 2020

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Europe

Capitalism

Markets

Inequality


How Do People React To Lockdown?

How Do People React To Lockdown? 

Dr. Weilong Zhang and Xiaomeng Li (MPhil Student) have just published a Special Feature on The COVID-19 Economic Research website about "Pandemic Personalities: How do People React to Lockdown?", which explores whether a persons personality traits have an effect on their response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Published on - Friday 26th June 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

UK

Personality Traits


Faculty Academic Promotions 2020

Faculty Academic Promotions 2020 

The Faculty of Economics is very pleased to announce that Dr. Aytek Erdil has been promoted to a University Readership. This promotion will come into effect from 1st October 2020.

Published on - Thursday 25th June 2020


Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’

Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’ 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has had a chapter published in CEPR's ebook "COVID-19 in Developing Economies". The chapter "Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis" (joint with Simon Lloyd (Bank of England) and Emile Marin (PhD Candidate)) Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 24th June 2020

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COVID-19

Markets

Currency

Risks


UK-US Trade Deal Negotiations

UK-US Trade Deal Negotiations 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave testimony to the House of Commons International Trade Committee, via Zoom, on the 17th June 2020. You can watch a video of the meeting on the parliamentlive.tv website.

Published on - Monday 22nd June 2020

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Brexit

Trade

Negotiations

EU

Brexit Project Page >>


The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake

The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake 

Dr. Meredith Crowley is one of the authors of a new report called "The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake", published by academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe. This report finds that it is hard to see how the sort of comprehensive deal the UK and EU say they want can be agreed without an extension. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th June 2020

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Brexit

Trade

Negotiations

EU

Brexit Project Page >>


CERF Best Student Paper Award

CERF Best Student Paper Award 

The Faculty and Cambridge-INET Institute would like to congratulate PhD candidate and Cambridge Trust Cambridge-INET Scholarship student, Seung Hyun Maeng, who was one of just three students to win the CERF best student paper award for his paper "Debt Crises, Fast and Slow" (joint with Giancarlo Corsetti).

Published on - Friday 12th June 2020

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Debt Crises

Debt

Markets


Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?

Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy? 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's article entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?", which discusses how public health measures such as social distancing can reduce deaths by keeping the number of infected individuals from exceeding the capacity of the health care system has been featured by CNN and Trends (in Dutch).

Published on - Thursday 4th June 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Social Distancing

Health


Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations?

Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations? 

UK in a Changing Europe have published a blog by Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Lu Han on "Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations?" The blog poses that key question now is whether the two sides will be able to bridge the gap in a way that facilitates continued negotiation and, ultimately, a free trade deal.

Published on - Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Trade

Brexit

EU

Trade Deal

Brexit Project Page >>


Monetary Networks - Project

Monetary Networks - Project 

Dr Edoardo Gallo has been awarded a grant by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) for a project on "Monetary networks". The project is led by Dr. Gallo as principal investigator (PI) in collaboration with Professor Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna) and Professor Gabriele Camera (Chapman University).

Published on - Sunday 24th May 2020

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Networks

Monetary

Experimental Economics


Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?

Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic? 

Dr Noriko Amano Patino's VOXeu article and paper (joint with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna), entitled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists" was quoted in the Nature article "Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th May 2020

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COVID

Employment

Gender

Women in Economics


Is this the End of Globalisation?

Is this the End of Globalisation? 

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang was interviewed by Matthew Taylor (Royal Society of Arts, Chief Executive) as part of the RSA special interview series "Bridges to the Future - Response to Covid-19". This series aims to assess the scale of the COVID-19 response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future.

Published on - Tuesday 19th May 2020

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COVID-19

Globalisation

Capitalism


Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund

Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Antonio Garcia Pascual's article "Perpetual bonds are not the best way to finance the European Recovery Fund" has been featured by VoxEU CEPR Policy Portal. This column looks at the potential gains of using European borrowing and lending as two separate policy levers, instead of financing the ERF using joint perpetual debt.

Published on - Monday 18th May 2020

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COVID-19

Debt

EU

Policy


Athena SWAN Bronze Award 2020

Athena SWAN Bronze Award 2020 

The Faculty of Economics is pleased to announce that it has been formally recognised for its commitment to equality by achieving the Athena SWAN Bronze award for the first time.

Published on - Monday 18th May 2020


Will the UK’s Free Ports Project Survive Covid-19?

Will the UK’s Free Ports Project Survive Covid-19? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "Will the UK’s free ports project survive Covid-19?" which looks at the delays and possible cancellation of UK free ports project after the COVID-19 crisis.

Published on - Wednesday 13th May 2020

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COVID-19

Trade

Brexit

Freeports

Brexit Project Page >>


Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 

The Faculty would like to congratulate PhD candidates Keith Chan and Lukas Freund, who have been selected to attend the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. This event gathers young economists from around the globe and Laureates in Economic Sciences, for an in-depth exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Published on - Thursday 7th May 2020


The Economics of Biodiversity

The Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will be talking to Minouche Shafik (LSE Director) about his research into "The Economics of Biodiversity". The virtual event will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020 1.00pm to 2.00pm and is hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Please see the LSE event page for details and to register your interest.

Published on - Wednesday 6th May 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change


Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic

Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will join Ed Balls, Nick Macpherson, and George Osbourne to discuss Covid-19 and the next round of the UK-US Free Trade Agreement at a webinar organised by The Strand Group. Please register to watch the webinar.

Published on - Tuesday 5th May 2020

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COVID-19

Trade

Brexit

EU

Brexit Project Page >>


Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19?

Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19? 

Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño, Dr. Elisa Faraglia, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and PhD candidate Zeina Hasna have published an article for VOXeu titled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists". This column suggests that the effects of lockdowns on the division of labour at home have been particularly detrimental to the research activity of women.

Published on - Monday 4th May 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender

Women in Economics



Economics of Biodiversity

Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta's independant global review on the Economics of Biodiversity has been published by the HM Treasury. The Review was commissioned last year by HM Treasury and is supported by an Advisory Panel drawn from public policy, science, economics, finance and business.

Published on - Friday 1st May 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change


COVID-19: Beyond the Virus

COVID-19: Beyond the Virus  

Dr. Christopher Rauh has been interviewed about his research in a Naked Scientists podcast entitled "COVID-19: Beyond the Virus" which looks at the impacts of coronavirus beyond the virus: how is it hitting economies, universities and our mental wellbeing plus, researchers come up with a way out of the lockdown.

Published on - Thursday 30th April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers


Mark Hayes 1956-2019

Mark Hayes 1956-2019 

The Faculty is saddened to announce that Mark Hayes passed away on 15th December 2019. He was the Director of Studies in Economics at Robinson College from 2009-2014 and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty from 2013-2015. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 29th April 2020


Is The ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support Fit For Purpose?

Is The ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support Fit For Purpose? 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Aitor Erce have published an article for VOXeu titled "Maturity, Seniority and Size: Make sure the ESM’s pandemic crisis support is fit for purpose!". This column looks at the discussions around the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) credit line and if the ESM should consider waiving its seniority and engaging with countries using longer maturity structures.

Published on - Wednesday 29th April 2020

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COVID-19

EU

Eurozone

Pandemics


COVID-19 is Not World  War II - William H. Janeway

COVID-19 is Not World War II - William H. Janeway 

Dr. William H. Janeway's article titled "Covid 19 is not World War II" which discusses how the COVID-19 era has little in common with the US mobilization for war in the 1940s has appeared in Project Syndicate. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 28th April 2020

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COVID-19

Economic History

US


Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Distorting Inflation?

Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Distorting Inflation? 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in The Economist. His research has also appeared in the University of Cambridge Research News, the El Pais Newspaper and a number of other Spanish media outlets, Read More>>

Published on - Friday 24th April 2020

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COVID-19

Financial Data

Economic Activity


COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers

COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers 

Dr. Christopher Rauh's research into The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers has been featured in by number of media outlets, including The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wired, Vice, Mirage News, BBC Newsnight and University of Cambridge Research News.

Published on - Thursday 23rd April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers


The COVID-19 Crisis Through the Lens of 1.4 Billion Transactions

The COVID-19 Crisis Through the Lens of 1.4 Billion Transactions 

Professor Vasco Carvalho working with economists at University of Edinburgh, Imperial College and at the Spanish bank BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, studies the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 15th April 2020

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COVID-19

Financial Data

Economic Activity


Professor Jane Humphries awarded RES Prize

Professor Jane Humphries awarded RES Prize 

Jane Humphries, who was Lecturer and then Reader in the Faculty (and a Fellow of Newnham College) from 1979 to 1999, has with Jacob Weisdorf been awarded the Royal Economic Society Prize for their ground breaking work on `Unreal Wages? Real Income and Economic Growth in England, 1260-1850,’ in which they argue that that modern economic growth started not in the 19th century, as is typically argued, but in the late 16th Century, some 200 years earlier than previously thought.

Published on - Tuesday 14th April 2020


The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Emile Marin have published an article for VOXeu titled "The dollar and international capital flows in the COVID-19 crisis". This column shows that in crises, the dollar tends to appreciate – especially against emerging market currencies – and dollar liquidity becomes scarce.

Published on - Friday 3rd April 2020

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COVID-19

Capital Flows

Markets

Currency


The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers 

Dr. Christopher Rauh (joint with former PhD student Teodora Boneva, Abi Adams-Prassl and Marta Golin) has just published two working papers looking at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the UK and US. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers


Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal

Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti joins the editorial board promoting, "Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal (CEJ)". The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has decided to launch this new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. CEPR have just published Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Issue 1.

Published on - Saturday 28th March 2020

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COVID-19

Policy

Theoretical Research

Empirical


Is Panic Buying Irrational?

Is Panic Buying Irrational? 

Dr. Juan Block was interviewed by Lizzy Burden of The Telegraph, for the article "Is Panic Buying Irrational? Here's Why It Can Seem To Make Economic Sense", which discusses different theoretical rationale behind panic buying.

Published on - Monday 23rd March 2020

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Panic Buying

Global Economics

COVID-19


Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash

Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Newsweek in the article "Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash Amid U.S. Sanctions, Coronavirus and Protests", which looks at the role of the corona virus, U.S. sanctions, and the slow down in oil markets on the Iranian economy.

Published on - Thursday 12th March 2020

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Oil

Sanctions

Iran

US


Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video

Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video 

Dr. Sriya Iyer was invited by the Chief Economist's Office at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to give a talk on her research on the economics of religion in India. The talk took place on the 9th March 2020 in London and before the talk Anna Rudge (a Senior Economic Adviser to the Chief Economist), conducted a 3-minute interview with Dr. Iyer on her main research findings. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th March 2020

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


Brexit Breakdown - Podcast

Brexit Breakdown - Podcast 

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Raoul Ruparel (former special advisor to Theresa May) took part in a Brexit Breakdown podcast, for The UK in a Changing Europe. This episode looks at the UK-EU trade talks, the possibility of a deal by the end of December and the likelihood of a UK-US trade deal.

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020

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Brexit

Trade

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Women in Economics - CEPR eBook 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal, Dr. Anja Prummer (former Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Lorenzo Ductor (University of Granada) have written a chapter "Gender and Collaboration" for the new CEPR eBook Women in Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020

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Women in Economics

Gender

Collaboration


Call for Papers - Deadline 15th May 2020

Call for Papers - Deadline 15th May 2020 

Paper proposals are invited for the 51st Annual Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Society, from academic, government and business economists in any area of monetary, macro and financial economics. The conference will be held at Clare College, Cambridge, on 1st-3rd September 2020. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2020.

Published on - Tuesday 25th February 2020

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Monetary

Macroeconomics

Financial Economics


Putting a Dollar Value on Biodiversity

Putting a Dollar Value on Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Radio New Zealand about his research into biodiversity, particularly his Review of the Economics of Biodiversity and his pioneering work into Inclusive Wealth Index, that aims to puts a monetary value on natural resources. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 18th February 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change


Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020

Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020 

Registration for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020 in Belfast from April 6th-8th is now open HERE. The Annual Conference brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics. Dr. Sriya Iyer is Deputy Chair for the RES Annual Conference 2020.

Published on - Tuesday 11th February 2020


Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal

Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC World Service's World Update programme about the prospect for the UK and EU negotiating a trade deal modelled on the EU's deal with Canada. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (story starts at 6mins).

Published on - Friday 31st January 2020

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Brexit

Trade

UK

EU

Brexit Project Page >>


Hopes for Economics in the 2020s – British Academy Blog

Hopes for Economics in the 2020s – British Academy Blog 

The British Academy blog has published an essay by nine Fellows of the Academy on how the humanities and social sciences could shape the 2020s. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie writes of her hopes for economics and economic history.

Published on - Wednesday 29th January 2020

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Economics

Economic History

Women in Economics


The Value of International Electricity Trading

The Value of International Electricity Trading 

Professor David Newbery was the lead author on the Ofgem commissioned report "The Value of International Electricity Trading". The report written by researchers from University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL), looked into cross-border electricity trading between Great Britain and connected European Union markets, and is intended to inform Ofgem’s State of the Energy Market report. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 27th January 2020

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Energy

Trade

UK

EU


Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US?

Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland about the UK's proposed digital sales tax and whether it will lead to a trade war with the US. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 06m).

Published on - Monday 27th January 2020

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US

UK

Tax

Trade


Growth: Cautionary Tales from History - Cabinet Office Blog

Growth: Cautionary Tales from History - Cabinet Office Blog 

The Cabinet Office blog has published an essay by Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie on her 2019 Thought Experiment Lecture at the Treasury. Prof. Ogilvie's Open Innovation essay presents highlights of her lecture, with accompanying video interview on working with policymakers, and a link to a full-length summary of her lecture.

Published on - Friday 24th January 2020

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Growth

Policy

Economic History

Women in Economics


UK and US Battle Over Digital Services Tax

UK and US Battle Over Digital Services Tax 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, discussing the US-UK spat over a proposed digital services tax on. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 25m).

Published on - Thursday 23rd January 2020

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US

UK

Tax

Trade


Keynes Fund 16th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 16th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 16th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 27th March 2020. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Wednesday 15th January 2020

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Keynes

Applied Economics


Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air

Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air 

In recent years, some have claimed that banks create money ‘ex nihilo’. In the most read column this month for VoXEU "Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air", Dr. Pontus Rendahl and (PhD Student) Lukas B. Freund explain that banks do not create money out of thin air, that there are no magic money trees.

Published on - Tuesday 7th January 2020

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Banks

Banking

Monetary


How Do Central Banks Communicate Effectively?

How Do Central Banks Communicate Effectively? 

Dr. Petra Geraats was a speaker at the High-Level Peer-to-Peer Forum "Central Bank Communications in ASEAN-5 Countries: From Principles to Practice" organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Singapore on 4th-5th December 2019. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd January 2020

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Central Banks

Monetary Policy

Finance


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