Edward Hadas

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.

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.

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.

The big question for asset managers

By Edward Hadas
March 12, 2015

The little question for asset managers is why they earn so much. Buyside pay could soon overtake that of the investment bankers, the traditional “masters of the universe.” But the bigger question is what the industry should do with the $150 trillion it manages.

The virtues of job fidelity

By Edward Hadas
December 24, 2014

After a dozen job changes over 35 years, it is too late for me to become a loyal employee. But I know the model of the faithful worker. The dental assistant who used to tend to my teeth worked at the same small practice for about 35 years before retiring, with deep regret, two years ago. She stopped by regularly afterwards, because she wanted to stay in touch with the community that had defined so much of her life.

Lift the curse of shareholder value

By Edward Hadas
November 14, 2014

“Shareholder value maximisation” belongs in the trash heap of economic history. The fact that it is still popular needs some explanation.

Surge pricing and the just economy

By Edward Hadas
October 15, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

Central bankers’ reward for failure

By Edward Hadas
August 28, 2014

Economic systems that work well do not have many heroes. The elevated status of the world’s central bankers – seen in the close attention paid to their annual get-together last weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – is a sign that the financial system works badly.