Articles

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

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The Right to Energy & Carbon Tax: A Game Changer in India

Jun 10, 2019

How free electricity could fight climate change and inequality

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U.S. Borrowers Still Pay More Than What’s Fair

Apr 19, 2019

Low interest rate policy can only do so much to bring the relief to American borrowers that they deserve: past monetary policies, credit market regulations and stagnant labor productivity growth all get in the way. Interest rate policy activism is part of the problem, not the solution.

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Technology: From Copycats to Innovators

Mar 19, 2019

Richard Vague looks at what it’ll take for the U.S. to win the R&D race

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Fighting for Gender Equality in Economics Is Not Nearly Enough

Mar 1, 2019

The field of economics is aggressively sexist and biased against new and unconventional ideas. Revelations about gender and ethnic discrimination show the need to reorient the whole system toward more freedom, respect, openness, and pluralism. But how?

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Sex, Power, and the Perils of Economic Writing

Mar 1, 2019

For women discussing economics, it’s still easier to be seen than heard

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The Hidden Decline in Human Capital—and the Danger Ahead

Jan 2, 2019

U.S. GDP accounting underestimates intangible capital, overstates financial capital, and is all but oblivious to the the erosion of human and social capital. A serious growth slowdown is coming.