Global Economic News Digest

A specialized media service working to raise awareness among the general public and policy-makers on the most prominent effects of the Corona virus on the global economy, and the policy responses of various countries affected by the pandemic (using reliable international research and media sources that are updated periodically).

17 jun 2022
Wonking Out: Wasn’t Bitcoin Supposed to Be a Hedge Against Inflation
Wonking Out: Wasn’t Bitcoin Supposed to Be a Hedge Against Inflation? There’s a financial joke, whose origin I don’t kn...
14 jun 2022
Inflation Isn’t Going to Bring Back the 1970s
Inflation Isn’t Going to Bring Back the 1970s Mr. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2016, is the author of...
13 jun 2022
Quality of Life for Billions of People is at stake
Quality of Life for Billions of People is at stake   Can society continue its long-run trajectory and commit to institutional, le...
05 jun 2022
Despite Global 'Perfect Storm' of Bad News, Israel's Economy Expected to Stay Strong
Despite Global 'Perfect Storm' of Bad News, Israel's Economy Expected to Stay Strong But the tech sector, which accounts for...
03 jun 2022
Wonking Out: How Low Must Inflation Go?
Wonking Out: How Low Must Inflation Go? As I pointed out in my latest column, the politics of inflation are dominated by concerns about g...
01 jun 2022
Dollar Dominance and the Rise of Nontraditional Reserve Currencies
Dollar Dominance and the Rise of Nontraditional Reserve Currencies   The US dollar has long played an outsized role in global mar...
26 may 2022
Wastefulness haunts Israeli startups as crisis looms
Wastefulness haunts Israeli startups as crisis looms   Lavish parties were thrown, expensive offices leased and superfluous emplo...
27 apr 2022
Modern Monetary Theory: The Right Compass for Decision-Making
Modern Monetary Theory: The Right Compass for Decision-Making In the November/December 2021 issue of Intereconomics, Françoise Dru...
14 apr 2022
Women are under-represented in economics globally
Women are under-represented in economics globally They occupy fewer top positions at leading economics institutions than men, and are mor...
12 apr 2022
Globalization Isn’t Over. It’s Changing.
Globalization Isn’t Over. It’s Changing. Deglobalization” is a word on many people’s lips these days — and...
12 apr 2022
Global Trade Needs More Supply Diversity, Not Less
Global Trade Needs More Supply Diversity, Not Less Countries with trade partners that implemented more stringent lockdowns had a sharper...
11 apr 2022
Development Economics Goes North
Development Economics Goes North When economists talk about global convergence, what they usually have in mind is that developing economi...
06 apr 2022
Weaponisation of finance: how the west unleashed 'shock and awe' on Russia
Weaponisation of finance: how the west unleashed 'shock and awe' on Russia The sanctions on Russia’s central bank use the o...
05 apr 2022
Shock Therapy for Neoliberals
Shock Therapy for Neoliberals Like previous disruptions to the global economy, Russia’s war in Ukraine has highlighted the fallacy...
30 mar 2022
Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?
Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization? In a letter to shareholders last week, Larry Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock,...
16 mar 2022
Federal Reserve needs to push rates to 5% or risk recession: Larry Summers
Federal Reserve needs to push rates to 5% or risk recession: Larry Summers As the Federal Reserve prepares to kick off a s...
15 mar 2022
Ukraine war triggers food security crisis in Arab world and beyond
Ukraine war triggers food security crisis in Arab world and beyond Before conflict tore the country apart, agriculture was one of Syria&r...
14 mar 2022
As Ukraine war rages, Israel grapples with fate of oligarchs
As the Ukraine war rages, Israel grapples with the fate of oligarchs JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is grappling with how to deal with doz...
13 mar 2022
Incessant crises show old economic model is running on empty
Incessant crises show old economic model is running on empty Financial crash, slow growth, Covid and inflation pressures fuelled by Russi...
13 mar 2022
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Tearing Apart the Global Food System
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Tearing Apart the Global Food System The global food system is under threat as Russia’s i...