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An Interview with Adair Turner: “Which Capitalism for the 21st Century?”

Originally published by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore
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Institute for New Economic Thinking Launches Project to Reform Undergraduate Syllabus

In response to widespread discontent among students, employers, and university teachers, a project to create a new core curriculum for economics was launched at a seminar hosted by HM Treasury today. The CORE curriculum project, funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, convened the meeting, which was attended by academics, policymakers, business leaders, and students from around the world. Read more

Too Much Debt: Adair Turner on the Dangers of Excessive Sector Leverage

Adair Lord Turner, former Chairman of Great Britain’s Financial Services Authority and current Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, argued in a keynote address to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Thursday that central banks must be equipped in future to address the dangers of excessive private sector leverage, using both pre-emptive interest rate policy and macro-prudential policy tools.  Read more

Adair Turner: Economic Policy Must Address Excessive Private Sector Leverage

Adair Lord Turner, former Chairman of Great Britain’s Financial Services Authority and current Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will argue in a keynote address to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Thursday that central banks must be equipped in future to address the dangers of excessive private sector leverage, using both pre-emptive interest rate policy and macro-prudential policy tools.  Read more

Can the Euro Zone Be Saved? - An Institute-Sponsored Event at UT-Austin

Can the euro zone be saved?  Read more

See Michael Sandel LIVE – Win a Signed Copy of His Latest Book!

Join the Institute for New Economic Thinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ET for a special event at Union Theological Seminary with Harvard professor and philosopher Michael Sandel on the moral limits of markets. Sandel will be speaking about his recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, in conversation with Institute President Rob Johnson and Union President Serene Jones. Read more

International Economic Association (IEA) Announces Extension of Paper Submission Deadline to November 10, 2013

The deadline for submission of papers to contributed sessions for the 17th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA), to take place on the Dead Sea, Jordan, from June 6 to 10 2014, has been extended to NOVEMBER 10 2013. Read more

Adair Turner: The Diminishing Marginal Effect of Quantitative Easing

Is quantitative easing still working for the U.S. economy? That was the question when Institute for New Economic Senior Fellow Adair Turner appeared on CNBC this week. Watch the interview to see what he has to say. Read more

The World Needs Eurobonds Now More Than Ever

By Pierpaolo Barbieri and Dimitris Valatsas

The United States government openly flirting with a default on its debt is, to the financial system, like a Pope wondering out loud about the existence of God.

Investors at first were baffled by the possibility that Congress would once again push the country to the financial precipice, and the tension on Wall Street and Main Street steadily rose as October 17 approached. And then, at the seeming last minute, a solution finally was reached in Washington. Read more