Dawn Holland, Jonathan Portes, Thursday, November 1, 2012

EU governments have individually embraced severe austerity programmes in an effort to avoid becoming the next Portugal. This column presents results from the National Institute Global Econometric Model suggesting that these individually rational polices are leading to collective folly. Keynes’ 'paradox of thrift' is in full swing since EU nations continue to act like small open economies while in fact they are a large closed economy.

Max Corden, Monday, April 11, 2011

CEPR Policy Insight No. 54 analyses the current global imbalances debate.

Max Corden, Monday, April 11, 2011

People critical of global imbalances often blame the surplus countries and their currency manipulation. This column introduces a Policy Insight that argues that the basic problem has been the inefficiency of the world’s financial sector, which led to unfruitful investment in the US rather than productive investment in emerging economies.