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).

04 feb 2022
? What does it mean to “decolonize” economics
  What does it mean to “decolonize” economics?   “The mainstream [economics] depiction of the developme...
04 feb 2022
The End of the Pandemic May Tear Us Apart
  The End of the Pandemic May Tear Us Apart   Much for Palestine to think about in this. Dr. Petersen is a professor of...
04 feb 2022
Larry Summers on inflation, the Fed, the year ahead
  Larry Summers on inflation, the Fed, the year ahead Former Treasury secretary lays out need for Fed intervention, political c...
02 feb 2022
Ibn Khaldun the economist
  Ibn Khaldun the economist   Neoclassical economists created a false narrative of the history of economics. In one of...
02 feb 2022
? Does Inflation Discredit Left-Wing Policies
  Does Inflation Discredit Left-Wing Policies?   No, it does not. Consumer prices have increased at a rapid...
01 feb 2022
Inflation Paranoia Threatens Recovery
  Inflation Paranoia Threatens Recovery   Inflation hawks are winning. A ‘beggar thyself’ race to raise inter...
30 jan 2022
Gravity at 60: A celebration of the workhorse model of trade
  Gravity at 60: A celebration of the workhorse model of trade   This year marks the 60th anniversary of the workhorse mo...
29 jan 2022
? How is Omicron affecting the global economic recovery
  How is Omicron affecting the global economic recovery?   High-frequency data suggest the effect may be limited—an...
11 jan 2022
Inflation Heresies
  Inflation Heresies   CAMBRIDGE – The specter of inflation is once again stalking the world, after a long period o...
07 jan 2022
The Effect of Inequality on the Transmission of Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Liberty Street Economics
The Effect of Inequality on the Transmission of Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Liberty Street Economics Monetary policy can have a me...
04 jan 2022
The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism
The crypto market’s inevitable crash will pull America’s politics in an even scarier direction. Making predictions about loom...
02 jan 2022
Why My MBA Students Turned Against Business
Even My Business-School Students Have Doubts About Capitalism A generation raised amid major economic turmoil needs more reassurance that...
29 dec 2021
Would Keynes have bought Bitcoin? — classic economics vs. crypto
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was the greatest economist of the twentieth century. Less well known is that he had a parallel career a...
26 dec 2021
A post-Covid New Deal can restore economic hope in 2022
Roosevelt built back better after the depression by taxing the rich, introducing capital controls and altering the balance between labour an...
22 dec 2021
Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart Just four countries—the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany—make up over&...
21 dec 2021
2021 Year in Review in 11 Charts: The Inequality Pandemic
From uneven economic recovery to unequal access to vaccines; from widening income losses to divergence in learning, COVID-19 has had a dispr...
19 dec 2021
Retiring NIH director Francis Collins warns of enormous omicron wave
After spending more than 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins is retiring this weekend. But he'...
19 dec 2021
Don’t Panic About Omicron. But Don’t Be Indifferent, Either
The next wave of the pandemic requires charting a middle course between dismay and dismissal. The omicron wave is upon us, and the n...
18 dec 2021
Highly vaccinated countries thought worst was over, but Denmark now facing pandemic's toughest month
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - In a country that tracks the spread of coronavirus variants as closely as any in the world, the signals have never bee...
16 dec 2021
Omicron Is an Economic Threat, but Inflation Is Worse, Central Bankers Say
There is still a lot scientists do not know about Omicron. There is cautious optimism — but no certainty — about the effectivene...