Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade
Nov 20, 2016
By suppressing important questions in favor of being cheerleaders for globalization, economists failed to influence the public conversation
Trade Liberalization After the U.S. Election
Nov 16, 2016
The TPP is dead, as is the assumption that future free-trade agreements can be negotiated by experts alone
China: Challenges for the Next Administration
Nov 15, 2016 | 04:00—05:30
A conversation with Isaac Stone Fish, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society’s Center for U.S. – China Relations and Asia Editor at Foreign Policy Magazine.
The Global Trade Slowdown is both True and Non-trivial
Nov 2, 2016
Economists offer widely different explanations for the decline in trade between nations, in a debate that remains unresolved but is increasingly urgent
Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind
Oct 3–Dec 19, 2016
This course aims to introduce graduate students to the “standard” basic methods and topics of microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level, while providing a very different teaching approach than is prevalent in introductory doctoral-level microeconomics courses. Typically, much effort is focused on mastering a large technical apparatus consisting of axioms, theorems, propositions, and corresponding proofs, often leaving students longing for an informed and critical understanding of the deeper significance of the methods and results.
Law Economic Policy ConferenceConference
Sep 28–30, 2016
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in collaboration with the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) are organizing India’s first “Law Economic Policy Conference (LPEC 2016)”. The aim is to bring together economic, legal and policy thinkers together to consider policy issues in a holistic manner.
The Outlook for the Global Economy
Sep 22, 2016 | 06:00—07:30
An exclusive conversation with Richard Batley, Head of Macroeconomics at Lombard Street Research.
‘Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind’ Returns in October
Sep 20, 2016
We are happy to announce that we are offering a second run of the online course which aims to introduce graduate students and interested persons generally to the basic methods and topics of standard microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level — with a bit of ‘attitude’!
What’s the Problem With Protectionism?
Jul 19, 2016
One thing is now certain about the upcoming presidential election in the United States: the next president will not be a committed free trader.
Advanced Graduate Workshop in Development and GlobalizationWorkshop
Jul 4–17, 2016
The Advanced Graduate Workshop in Development, led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz is interested in identifying the complex interactions that influence well-being, development and growth.
Tunisia in Turmoil: When Supply-Side Orthodoxy Meets an Angry Citizenry
May 23, 2016
Mass protests challenging the government to focus on job-creation rather than on market liberalization and trade deals may carry a cautionary message to Western policy makers, too.
New Report on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Raises Serious Concerns about Corporate Misalignment
Mar 9, 2016
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society’s report analyzes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and examines the widespread global implications in the event of its passage.
The SDR is the Catalyst for China’s Currency Internationalization
Dec 7, 2015
There is a deeper story to be told about the inclusion of the Renminbi.
Working Paper Series
Innovative Enterprise or Sweatshop Economics? In Search of Foundations of Economic Analysis
By integrating the history of industrial development in Britain and the United States with the ideas of leading economic thinkers, this essay demonstrates the absurdity of perfect competition as the ideal of economic efficiency.
The IMF Worries About EME Corporate Leverage
Oct 2, 2015
Hot on the heels of the BIS, now comes the IMF Global Financial Stability report, “Corporate Leverage in Emerging Markets–A Concern?”. Yes, a concern, and just in time for the annual meeting in Peru next week.