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"Critics accuse the country’s government of doing nothing to stop the ‘escape valve’ of migration as it covers up their lack of spending"
"Critics accuse the country’s government of doing nothing to stop the ‘escape valve’ of migration as it covers up their lack of spending"
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"How have school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic affected children's education? This column argues that channels operating through schools, peer effects, and parental investments have all contributed to massively growing educational _...Read More_
"How have school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic affected children's education? This column argues that channels operating through schools, peer effects, and parental investments have all contributed to massively growing educational _...Read More_
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>"Rising inequality and firms’ market power pose challenges to the aims of inclusive growth and shared prosperity. Nevertheless, growth and equity need not be mutually exclusive. This column argues that economic dynamism is crucial for _...Read More_
>"Rising inequality and firms’ market power pose challenges to the aims of inclusive growth and shared prosperity. Nevertheless, growth and equity need not be mutually exclusive. This column argues that economic dynamism is crucial for _...Read More_
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"In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, a consensus rapidly emerged that systemic risk – a central concept in financial stability – needed to be contained going forward. However, to this day experts cannot agree on how to measure _...Read More_
"In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, a consensus rapidly emerged that systemic risk – a central concept in financial stability – needed to be contained going forward. However, to this day experts cannot agree on how to measure _...Read More_
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>"An important vulnerability of the EU economy is high public debt levels. This column proposes revisions to the EU fiscal rules to stimulate debt reduction, which would create budgetary room for stabilisation and growth-promoting _...Read More_
>"An important vulnerability of the EU economy is high public debt levels. This column proposes revisions to the EU fiscal rules to stimulate debt reduction, which would create budgetary room for stabilisation and growth-promoting _...Read More_
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"Business dynamism is key for creative destruction and to foster resource reallocation – both crucial elements of long-run economic growth. This column uses a new data visualisation tool to reveal large sector- and country-level _...Read More_
"Business dynamism is key for creative destruction and to foster resource reallocation – both crucial elements of long-run economic growth. This column uses a new data visualisation tool to reveal large sector- and country-level _...Read More_
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"The Mussa puzzle refers to the existence of a large and sudden jump in the volatility of the real exchange rate after the adoption of a floating exchange rate regime in 1973. It is a central piece of evidence in favour of monetary _...Read More_
"The Mussa puzzle refers to the existence of a large and sudden jump in the volatility of the real exchange rate after the adoption of a floating exchange rate regime in 1973. It is a central piece of evidence in favour of monetary _...Read More_
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"Despite the current wave of US hospital mergers, it is unclear how they change behaviour and performance. This column ‘opens the black box’ of hospital practices by analysing a mega-merger between two for-profit chains. Benchmarking the _...Read More_
"Despite the current wave of US hospital mergers, it is unclear how they change behaviour and performance. This column ‘opens the black box’ of hospital practices by analysing a mega-merger between two for-profit chains. Benchmarking the _...Read More_
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"The gig economy and online labour platforms often trade off increased flexibility for lower employment security. This column uses a structural model and data from an online platform to study the effects of counterfactual policies on worker _...Read More_
"The gig economy and online labour platforms often trade off increased flexibility for lower employment security. This column uses a structural model and data from an online platform to study the effects of counterfactual policies on worker _...Read More_
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>"The impact of an economic shock depends both on its severity and the resilience of the response. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a widespread decline in recorded GDP, but this was buffered by an unprecedented and spontaneous deployment of _...Read More_
>"The impact of an economic shock depends both on its severity and the resilience of the response. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a widespread decline in recorded GDP, but this was buffered by an unprecedented and spontaneous deployment of _...Read More_
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>"Land’s share in economies’ nonfinancial assets equals between 40% and 60%, and in the US currently equals over 50%. This constitutes a very large base for a non-distortionary tax. This column suggests that a 5-percentage point or _...Read More_
>"Land’s share in economies’ nonfinancial assets equals between 40% and 60%, and in the US currently equals over 50%. This constitutes a very large base for a non-distortionary tax. This column suggests that a 5-percentage point or _...Read More_
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"The relationship between financial risk and economic growth is complex. This column finds that perceptions of high risk unambiguously harm growth, while perceived low risk has an initial positive impact, which eventually turns negative. _...Read More_
"The relationship between financial risk and economic growth is complex. This column finds that perceptions of high risk unambiguously harm growth, while perceived low risk has an initial positive impact, which eventually turns negative. _...Read More_
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"Bank forecasts slowdown in growth as world copes with Covid, inflation and higher interest rates"
"Bank forecasts slowdown in growth as world copes with Covid, inflation and higher interest rates"
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"Inflation expectations affect the decisions of households, firms, and policymakers. Expectations of negative inflation can be particularly harmful and lead to deflationary spirals when nominal interest rates are near zero. This column uses _...Read More_
"Inflation expectations affect the decisions of households, firms, and policymakers. Expectations of negative inflation can be particularly harmful and lead to deflationary spirals when nominal interest rates are near zero. This column uses _...Read More_
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>"The majority of large horizontal mergers are unconditionally cleared by antitrust authorities. Since most horizontal mergers generate incentives to increase prices and/or reduce output, the presumption seems to be that the resulting _...Read More_
>"The majority of large horizontal mergers are unconditionally cleared by antitrust authorities. Since most horizontal mergers generate incentives to increase prices and/or reduce output, the presumption seems to be that the resulting _...Read More_