Articles

Perspectives and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.

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How Imperfect Knowledge Shapes Financial Markets

Feb 15, 2019

Asset markets are indispensable in harnessing society’s diverse views and insights about future business performance. But those views are shaped as much by emotion and crowd mentality as by rational expectations.

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The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy

Dec 5, 2018

The new IPCC Report is overly optimistic about global productivity growth and fossil fuel energy use. More dramatic, immediate action is needed

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Why Wages Are Stagnating in Latin America

Oct 19, 2018

William Lazonick has shown how the doctrine of “shareholder value” has hurt wages in the United States. But in Latin America, where family corporations dominate, the story is more complicated.

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Macroeconomics Predicted the Wrong Crisis

Sep 10, 2018

Distracted by the perceived threat of a Chinese savings glut, mainstream macroeconomists missed the writing on the wall of the 2008 crisis

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The Mechanics of Cryptocurrency

Aug 15, 2018

INET Global Commissioner Peter Bofinger breaks down cryptocurrencies, and why they’re actually far from “anonymous”

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Reproducibility Crisis Reaches All Randomised Controlled Trials

Jul 9, 2018

The social and medical sciences depend on randomised control trials – though they face more assumptions and biases than commonly thought.