#Economic Growth

Inequality and Economic Growth

2020 Feb 03

Economic policymakers can no longer afford to view inequality as an issue separate from boosting employment and incomes. Addressing it through a wealth tax, combined with more effective antitrust policies and enforcement, has become essential to sustainin


Can Synchronized Stagnation Be Stopped?

2019 Oct 20

Given the growing risk of economic stagnation, governments may soon need to provide further stimulus – ideally in tandem with broader structural reforms...


Should We Worry About Income Gaps Within or Between Countries?

2019 Sep 15

The rise of populist nationalism throughout the West has been fueled partly by a clash between the objectives of equity in rich countries and higher living standards in poor countries.


America’s Illusions of Growth

2019 May 21

Many commentators have interpreted buoyant GDP and unemployment data in the United States as vindicating President Donald Trump’s economic policies, and some suggest that his re-election chances have improved as a result...


Risks to the Global Economy in 2019

2019 Jan 17

Over the course of this year and next, the biggest economic risks will emerge in those areas where investors think recent patterns are unlikely to change


Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver

2018 Apr 28

Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth.