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Adam Posen: What Japan and the UK Demonstrate about Macroeconomic Stimulus

Welcome to our new video series called “New Economic Thinking.” The series will feature dozens of conversations with leading economists on the most important issues facing economics and the global economy today. Read more

UK Budget Appeals to Adam Smith's Approach to Taxes... Sort of

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer (or UK 'finance minister') gave his annual budget speech where UK fiscal policy is set for the coming years. In announcing his tax changes he name-dropped Adam Smith as the inspiration for his objectives on tax:

Two hundred years ago, Adam Smith set out the four principles of good taxation - and they remain good principles today. Taxes should be simple, predictable, support work, and they should be fair. The rich should pay the most, and the poor least.  George Osbourne, 21 March 2011

@INET-BW: Anglo-Saxons versus the Germans

By Floris Heukelom

Cross-posted from History of Economics Playground

For one and a half days we had Anglo-Saxons talking finance and financial crisis: Keynesian stimuli, surplus countries bashing, drawing China in, and bullying of the Euro area and in particular Germany’s role in it. Read more

A Stop on the Campus Tour: UC Berkeley

In this documentary-style video, INET Executive Director Rob Johnson meets and interacts with students and professors at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Economics. This is one stop on INET's Campus Tour, which is going to graduate schools all over the country.

Estimating the Financial Sector's Contribution to the Economy - Andy Haldane

Andy Haldane speaks at a Future of Finance event on July 14, 2010 at the London School of Economics. The conference was held to bring together top economists to discuss what went wrong leading up to the financial crisis, and how the financial sector can be reformed.

A New Paradigm for Finance - Paul Wooley

Paul Wooley at LSE's Future of Finance Conference on July 14th, 2010 - the past few decades have demonstrated that the efficient markets hypothesis does not work, so we have to come up with a new intellectual framework in its place

Reforming the Macroeconomic Framework - Sushil Wadhwani

At the heart of the financial crisis of 2008 was a failure in monetary policy: Sushil Wadhwani speaks at "The Future of Finance" Conference at the London School of Economics on July 14th, 2010