Category Archives: Economics

Weekend Lecture: Structural Opportunities in the US Economy

Speaker: Jason Furman Chair: Professor John Van Reenen Recorded on 5 November 2014. Jason Furman’s talk will focus on the three major structural opportunities that he sees in the US economy: the slowdown in health costs; the boom in energy; … Continue reading

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Philly Fed’s highest reading since December 1993

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve reported its Business Outlook this morning, The survey’s broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current activity, increased from 20.7 in October to 40.8 this month and has now been positive for nine consecutive … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Charlie Rose

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator for the Financial Times on his latest book: The Shifts and the Shocks. Click here for interview (click here if pictures are not observable)

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Which country has the biggest economy? – Economist

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IMF casts gloomy cloud – FT

The outlook for the global economy has darkened, according to the International Monetary Fund. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and Ferdinando Giugliano, global economy news editor, discuss why IMF forecasts are now so negative. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Germany recession fears – FT

Germany’s industrial output suffered its biggest monthly drop in five years, stoking fears it could fall into recession. Stefan Wagstyl, chief Germany correspondent, reports on whether concerns about Europe’s biggest economy are warranted. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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The price of textbooks – Economist

A textbook case of price-gougingWhy university books in America are so expensive – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Did the system work? – FT

US FT Alphaville editor Cardiff Garcia speaks with author Daniel Drezner about his book and theory that the global governence institutions prevented another great depression. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not … Continue reading

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Where the US economy is headed – FT

Cardiff Garcia, US Alphaville editor, talks to James Sweeney, chief economist at Credit Suisse investment bank, about the outlook for the US economy, monetary policy and asset markets. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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Can carry trade carry on? – FT

The carry trade – borrowing cheaply in developed countries to deposit at high rates in the emerging world – works brilliantly, until suddenly it doesn’t. David Bloom, of HSBC, tells FT investment editor James Mackintosh the risks are mounting. For … Continue reading

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