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Why and how fighting corruption matters for economic growth.
A proof of concept advances a nascent type of renewable energy: producing liquid fuels or chemicals using solar panels and bacteria.
The Organized Mind: How to better structure our time in the age of social media and constant distractionPosted by Marco Nappolini on Jan 28th 2015
The information age is drowning us in a deluge of data, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate facts from pseudo-facts.
We need to move beyond the confines of GDP: policy-makers will be more effective when they are not the slaves to some defunct metric.
One of the interesting aspects of the Scottish independence debate is that new national monetary and fiscal systems must be built from scratch.
Two studies about the impact of migration on the UK economy have been published which – if media reports are to believed – appear to contradict one another.
The Ukraine needs concrete commitments rather than gestures of support from the West
Over the last couple of days two of the big beasts of the economics blogosphere have offered views on a question of considerable significance for the field of macroeconomics.
Associate Editor, Frances Coppola and former British Ambassador, Charles Crawford discuss some of the key moral claims of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged in the third part of an extended e-discussion.
Roger Farmer, distinguished professor of economics at UCLA, discusses persistent unemployment and the natural rate hypothesis.
Associate Editor, Frances Coppola and former British Ambassador, Charles Crawford discuss some of the key moral claims of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged in the second part of an extended e-discussion.
Attempting to analyse tax policy by trying to quantify its short run impact of government revenues is an inadequate way in which to frame the discussion.
Banks have gone some way to recognising the errors of the past, and are engaged in a tricky balancing act.
Will the big economic news for 2014 be higher growth or excessively low inflation? What if we end up with both?
Job polarisation continues to be an important feature of the way that Britain's labour market is evolvingPosted by Marco Nappolini on Jan 6th 2014
The most compelling explanation for job polarisation lies in the nature of technical progress.
Why raising rates now risks punishing the victims of the financial crisis
This series aims to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Simon Wren-Lewis offers advice for potential academic bloggers.
From inequality to basic income, robots to Marx, here are the twenty most-read articles on Pieria this year. Thanks for reading!
Why tapering the Federal Reserve`s asset purchase programme might come to look premature.
Existing economic vocabulary is one of the roots of the elite’s ability to maintain the straitjacket we are in. We need to challenge the current terms of debate and establish a new political terrain.
A Living Wage, or higher minimum wage, might not improve conditions in the UK`s dysfunctional labour market.
Is the argument about whether quantitative easing is inflationary or deflationary missing the point?
Why we at Pieria have focused on abundance in the midst of a crisis.
Offshore wind is at best an area of research and development, not a real market. Even in its wildest dreams, offshore is a niche market, fraught with technical difficulty and seriously expensive.
This book, which represents quantitative social science at its very best, explores the extent and nature of the political integration of Britain’s growing ethnic minority population.
The troubles of the Co-op Bank remind us that crisis and fragility are still engrained in the banking system.
How might the Great Recession have played out if energy were abundant?
Is the continued concentration of population and economic activity in and around London healthy for the long term growth, and the political and social integration, of the country as a whole?
UK Housing Crisis: How to break out of the vicious land market trap and deliver more homes, more cheaplyPosted by Marco Nappolini on Nov 20th 2013
Toby Lloyd suggests a solution to the UK's housing crisis, which will meet both people’s need for a decent home, and enable the development industry to move to a higher output equilibrium.
Does Larry Summers` secular stagnation theory fit the narrative of over-supply in developed economies?
The UK has some of the smallest new homes in Europe, often criticised for their poor design. So is this a clear example of corporate profiteering? Not quite.
Anthony Giddens discusses his new book, Turbulent and Mighty Continent, and outlines why the 'European social model can and must survive the crisis'.
Following the reaction to last week's CBI report and the exchange between MEP Dan Hannan and NIESR's Jonathan Portes, Simon Usherwood sees Euroscepticism reverting to it's old tropes.
Gunnar Beck outlines eight reasons why Angela Merkel will relax her stance on austerity and debt mutualisation. Arguing that the German Chancellor will do whatever it takes to save the euro.
After nearly 90 years of regional policy, Britain’s economy is still spatially divided between South and North. This suggests that the problem is a systemic one, and requires a systemic solution.
A response to Nicholas Oulton on the prospects for the UK and the dangers of supply-side pessimism.
The Eurozone emerged from recession in the second quarter of 2013, but although the situation has improved, a closer look at the economic data would suggest reason for caution.
A response to Brad DeLong on techno-fatalism and the rise of the robots.
Politicians need to deliberately reduce inequality and even out the income distribution by raising income tax in order to make the higher energy costs more affordable for all.
The Co-operative Bank is no longer. What was once an experiment in working class self-help has become the latest victim of rapid changes sweeping the financial sector.
Just as classical theory was smashed against the rocks of the Great Depression, might nominal wage rigidity be thrown into question by the Great Recession?
We should refrain from limiting behavioural economic policy to nudge-style antiregulatory demand-side interventions. Budge policy is worthy of consideration.
Harmut Rosa’s latest book, Social Acceleration, strongly defends the idea that our society is accelerating. But, as the pace of society increases, so too does the danger of falling behind.
Recent evidence shows that far from being in terminal decline in the wake of online piracy, some segments of the creative industry are thriving because of it. Something the industry rarely mentions.
Solving the housing dilemma needs a much clearer vision and a far more positive approach than was set out by Ed MilibandPosted by Marco Nappolini on Sep 27th 2013
Christine Whitehead, Professor of Housing Economics at LSE, finds Ed Miliband’s pledge to build 200,000 homes per year to be a very modest aspiration and not enough to stop the housing crisis.
How knowledge gaps in finance are preventing funding from getting to high growth innovative businessesPosted by Marco Nappolini on Sep 21st 2013
A new report by the Big Innovation Centre examines the link between firm innovation and growth and argues that a wide range of financial instruments need to be made available to them.
What a strange place the UK is – when the most important thing Britons spend money on becomes even less affordable, it’s received as good news, says Paul Cheshire, Prof. of Economic Geography, LSE.
In their fascinating new book, The Third Globalization, Dan Breznitz & John Zysman gather leading political economists to assess the prospects for growth and prosperity in advanced industrial nations.
Charles Goodhart evaluates the new policy, arguing that markets are signalling their belief in the success of current stimulatory measures in helping to bring about an economic recovery with legs.
How do globalization, economic growth and technological developments interact to impact employment? This book assess how global economic changes have affected employment opportunities.
Do house prices influence consumption patterns? New research from Martin Browning, Mette Gørtz and Soren Leth-Peterson attempts to find the links between consumption and house prices.
In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture explains why he writes.
New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance examines the seemingly uncontrollable and fragile world of finance and explains the ‘panics’ of traders and ‘immoral panics’ in banking.
Damian Chalmers, Simon Hix and Sara Hobolt write that there is a growing separation between the governance of the single market and the euro area and suggest how a new relationship can be achieved.
In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Shaun Richards of Mindful Money explains why he writes:
The G8 offers an excellent opportunity to reset the debate on tax and achieve a step-change in helping developing countries to raise tax revenues explains Dirk Willem, ODI.
Ulrich Beck discusses German dominance of the European Union, the divisive effects of austerity policies, and the relevance of his concept of the ‘risk society’ to the problems in the Eurozone.
In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Chris Dillow of Stumbling and Mumbling explains why he writes:
In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Cullen Roche of Pragmatic Capitalism explains why he writes.
In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns explains why he writes.
Founders Marco Nappolini and Tomas Hirst discuss a few frequently asked questions about Pieria.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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