The Great Debate

U.S., China and eating soup with a fork

By Bernd Debusmann
October 29, 2010

-The opinions expressed are the author’s own-

Are economists the world over using an outdated tool to measure economic progress?

from The Great Debate UK:

A history lesson for lenders

June 9, 2010

GREECE

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from MacroScope:

Political economy and the euro

February 8, 2010

The reality of  'political economy'  is something that irritates many economists -- the "purists", if you like. The political element is impossible to model;  it often flies in the face of  textbook economics;  and democratic decision-making and backroom horse trading can be notoriously difficult to predict and painfully slow.  And political economy is all pervasive in 2010 -- Barack Obama's proposals to rein in the banks is rooted in public outrage; reading China's monetary and currency policies is like Kremlinology; capital curbs being introduced in Brazil and elsewhere aim to prevent market overshoot; and British budgetary policies are becoming the political football ahead of this spring's UK election. The list is long, the outcomes uncertain, the market risk high.

from The Great Debate UK:

Slow growth and deficit stem lure of dollar

October 28, 2009

JaneFoley.JPG-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Getting ready for the dollar’s fall

August 20, 2009

Agnes Crane It just won’t go away, this needling worry about the U.S. dollar losing its coveted top-dog status.

Is the buck back?

October 31, 2008

diana-furchtgott-roth1Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed here are her own.