Edward Hadas

Central banks can save the world

By Edward Hadas
June 10, 2015

Central banks made a hash of things in the 2000s. But their failures – the credit bubble and the 2007 financial crash – have too many precedents.

Why Lehman Brothers lives on

By Edward Hadas
May 27, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The uses and abuses of GDP

By Edward Hadas
May 20, 2015

Gross Domestic Product can be a good tool to help central bankers, corporate leaders and investors. But it should be kept in its proper place.

Productivity is a nonsense measure

By Edward Hadas
May 13, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

UK housing and the fear of greatness

By Edward Hadas
April 29, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Hooray, trading slowed on Friday

By Edward Hadas
April 22, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Don’t moan about secular stagnation

By Edward Hadas
April 15, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Iceland may have cure to bad banking

By Edward Hadas
April 8, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Grocers, cars and market forces

By Edward Hadas
March 23, 2015

The competitive markets of traditional capitalism help make modern economies successful. But they cannot do everything.

Negative rates and postmodern money

By Edward Hadas
March 5, 2015

Negative interest rates show finance has gone postmodern. The system has become self-referential and value-free, in a way that might please cultural theorists. That’s supposed to help the real economy run more smoothly. But it’s risky, high-handed and not fair to savers.