Blogs

The Chartbook of Economic Inequality

By Tony Atkinson and Salvatore Morelli

 USA

Click the image above for an interactive version (UK data available here) Read more

The Exchange Rate as a Monetary Phenomenon

By Elham Saeidinezhad, Jay Pocklington, Michael Beall, and Yakov Feygin

What exactly is an exchange rate? Read more

Join the Institute’s Young Scholars in Toronto

The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are inviting young scholars from across the world to participate in a pivotal event in Toronto, Canada, from April 10-12. The conference, entitled Human After All: Innovation, Disruption, Society, will examine the overwhelming economic impact of innovation on society. Panels will explore the successes and failures of economic systems in generating innovation, and the corresponding radical uncertainty engendered by the pervasive growth of innovation. Read more

Institute Grantees Featured at the 2014 EEA Conference

If you're attending the EEA conference look below to see where you'll find stimulating discussions involving the Institute community.

Click here for more information including the full EEA program


Friday, March 7


8:15-9:45am, Gloucester

Session A7, Analytical Political Economy

Uncertainty, Institutions and Power: Towards an Approach to Analytical Political Economy, Amitava K. Dutt, University of Notre Dame


10:00-11:30am, Gloucester Read more

German Court decision: Legal authority and deep power implications

Who wields supreme power over the ECB? This column analyses the recent ruling by the German Constitutional Court that the ECB cannot act as lender of last resort. Although seemingly couched by the referral of this decision to the European Court of Justice, this is a bid for power and the return to the pre-crisis paradigm of ‘ultra posse nemo obligatur’.

Can the European Central Bank legally act as lender of last resort to ensure the survival of the euro? Read more

Is Italy's New Government Just More of the Same?

A showdown has taken place within Italy’s governing coalition.

Events are still unfolding, but the center-left Democratic leadership has given an explicit thumbs-down to the current government, and former Prime Minister Enrico Letta has resigned.   Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s Democrats, says that he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend after nearly two days of talks with all of Italy’s political parties, and expects to form a coalition largely based on the same left-right alliance that previously supported Letta. Read more

Thomas Scheiding: A history of scholarly communication in economics

We invited Thomas Scheiding from Cardinal Stritch University to review what we know about the scholarly communication process in economics. Tom has written forcefully on the history and economics of economic literature (see for instance, his 2009 JEM article). His latest is a study of the scholarly communication process in physics (an article in Studies).