Economic Policy

The Institute for New Economic Thinking takes a broad view of economic research and supports it in many ways: through its main grant program, through working groups it organizes, and via conferences, panels, and other smaller gatherings of scholars across the globe.

Institute scholars normally publish their work in journals and books. While many – but far from all – of this work appears in working papers sponsored by the Institute and other leading research forums, the Institute also attempts to make its research results accessible to a wider public on its website. Below is a sampling of interviews featuring Institute scholars explaining the significance of their research in non-technical terms.

The Market or the State? - William Lazonick

William Lazonick is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, speaking in the panel "The Market or the State? Can market Forces Deliver Innovation, Education, and Infrastructure?" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 10, 2011.

The Market or the State? - Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang is a faculty member in the department of Political Economy of Development, University of Cambridge, speaking in the panel "The Market or the State? Can market Forces Deliver Innovation, Education, and Infrastructure?" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 10, 2011.

The Market or the State? - Peter Jungen

Peter Jungen, Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, speaking in the panel "The Market or the State? Can market Forces Deliver Innovation, Education, and Infrastructure?" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 10, 2011.

A Conversation between Paul Volcker and George Soros

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, moderates the discussion between Paul Volcker and George Soros. Bretton Woods closing remarks by Robert Johnson.

Gordon Brown interviewed by Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson meeting Gordon Brown at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 9, 2011.

Bloomberg interviews Kenneth Rogoff

Via Bloomberg:

Harvard University professor Kenneth Rogoff talks about the need for changes in the U.S. tax system, currency markets and the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing policy. Rogoff speaks with Sara Eisen at the Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." Carol Massar and Matt Miller also speak.

Macroeconomic Management After the Crisis - John Smithin

John Smithin explains that Keynes told Hayek that he agreed “morally and philosophically” with Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, but argued that the critical issue is where to draw the line between what government should and should not do.  Read more