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Can we really measure what GDP was when the Magna Carta was signed? And do we really need to care?
There will be no return to the pre-pandemic normal. Policies must smooth the way forward
IMF analyses point to more co-operation between governments and the private sector
The crisis is an ideal opportunity to rejig labour markets for the better. Do not waste it
Beijing has focused more on helping businesses than workers
More economists are probing for gender and ethnic biases in their own profession
Whether pandemic changes geographic advantages depends on policy choices
Fear overs inflation don’t add up when we look back through the annals of time.
Private sources paint a detailed and worrying picture of the labour market after the Covid-19 shock
As evidence builds on how it would work, the option should be on the table
Demand has outstripped supply since 2009 but the latest crisis may help to redress the balance
Monetary policy should look at the margins, not just the aggregate economy
There is unanimity about macroeconomic policy for now, but not about exit strategy
How global macroeconomic asymmetries reflect homespun economic problems
The permanence of the losses caused by the pandemic depends on the size of the scars
Keynesian countercyclical policy should remedy a neglect of investment
How George Akerlof’s ‘market for lemons’ explains why one would instigate a riot
Prolonged demand stimulus is necessary but will be resisted
We have to start considering whether we print money, tax wealth or do a combination of both
Numbers show how badly lockdowns exacerbate pre-existing inequalities
Move the financial system away from the false security of debt
Yet another economic acronym to impress your friends with.
Policymakers need to understand that lockdown losses are likely to be permanent not temporary.
Create fairer, more productive labour markets as economies go back to work