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

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How China Is Offering an Alternative to the IMF

Apr 15, 2021

The People’s Bank of China’s network of local currency swap arrangements provide Asian countries with a much-needed safety net, while also strengthening China’s diplomatic position.

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The Full Case Against Ultra Low and Negative Interest Rates

Mar 17, 2021

There are several reasons why unprecedentedly low interest rates will probably not stimulate demand and may even threaten financial stability

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Epidemic of Despair Could Haunt America Long After COVID

Feb 3, 2021

Researchers worry the pandemic may have severe after-effects, with deaths of despair impacting more distressed and newly-vulnerable populations

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The Future of Macroeconomics

Feb 1, 2021

Developments in the real economy have persistently challenged central tenets of older economic thinking, such as the supposed close connection between the money supply and inflation.

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4 Burning Questions on the Global Vaccine Rollout

Dec 29, 2020

Warnings of “corruption and incompetence coming together,” as economists William Lazonick and Öner Tulum study the race to end the pandemic.

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The Gospel of Capitalism is the Biggest Turkey of All

Nov 25, 2020

The perverted dreams of western modernity and capitalism may be exhausting themselves, says author Eugene McCarraher. And that’s something to be thankful for.