Servaas Storm

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Servaas Storm is a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change.

He is a Senior Lecturer at Delft University of Technology. He obtained a PhD in Economics (in 1992) from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His work has appeared in Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, Eastern Economic Review, Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, International Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

His latest book, co-authored by C.W.M. Naastepad, is Macroeconomics Beyond the NAIRU (Harvard University Press, 2012) and winner of the 2013 Myrdal Prize of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Servaas Storm is one of the editors of Development and Change and a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Working Group on the Political Economy of Distribution.


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Labor Laws and Manufacturing Performance in India: How Priors Trump Evidence and Progress Gets Stalled

Paper Working Paper Series | | Feb 2019

For years, governments in India and much of the developing world have followed the advice of a paper arguing that labor regulations actually hurt workers. The problem? The research was wrong.

Why “Green Growth” Is an Illusion

Article | Dec 5, 2018

Wishful thinking and tinkering won’t cut it. Nothing short of a mass mobilization for deep de-carbonization across the global economy can avert the looming climate catastrophe. 

A Reply to Michael Grubb’s Growth-Decarbonization Optimism from Schröder and Storm

Article | Dec 5, 2018

Market tweaks and incentives won’t save us from climate catastrophe. Only radical policy change will.

Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions: The Road to ‘Hothouse Earth’ is Paved with Good Intentions

Paper Working Paper Series | | Dec 2018

Wishful thinking and tinkering won’t cut it. Nothing short of a mass mobilization for deep de-carbonization across the global economy can avert the looming climate catastrophe.

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Wage Moderation and Productivity in Europe

Article | Jan 28, 2016

Recently, our analysis has been questioned by Servaas Storm who has claimed that it is untenable to blame neo-mercantilist Germany for driving a wedge into the Eurozone. [i] It is shown below that Storm’s critique has a certain aplomb, but lacks substance.

Friendly Fire

Article | Jan 20, 2016

Comments on “German Wage Moderation and the Eurozone Crisis: A Critical Analysis” by Servaas Storm

Behind Europe's Populist Backlash: The Hunger Games of Mainstream Economics

Article | Jan 6, 2015

The turmoil of Brexit and the populist challenge across Europe are consequences of austerity policies that have brought misery to millions of ordinary voters. In this interview first published last January, Servaas Storm warned of the dangers of economic decision making divorced from democracy and from the social consequences of its prescriptions

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