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How big should reserves be?

According to a paper just out at the JCA website, authored by Youngwon Cho of the Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University in Canada, the answer is, predictably a political one. 211 more words

Flat CO2 Emissions Not Enough to Curb Climate Change, Experts Say

Shannon Hall reports for Live Science:

‘Global emissions of carbon dioxide — one of the leading causes of global warming — stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years that there was no climb in CO2 emissions during a time of economic growth. 93 more words



In the recent T.V. election debate, Jeremy Paxman repeatedly asked the Prime minister to explain where the proposed benefit cuts would hit. Cameron refused to answer – and is it any wonder? 683 more words

Which Sides Are You On?

Americans are ambivalent about public unions.  In early industrial capitalism, all the power lay with employers. There were always more people seeking work than there were jobs, while state and local governments were there for the buying. 596 more words

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"With great power comes great responsibility”: the Case of ECB's Accountability

“With great power comes great responsibility”

You know where this quote comes from :-)

I think it perfectly applies to the ECB.

When I started to study it (OMG, about 20 years ago!), I found out that its almost exclusive competence in managing the Eurozone monetary policy and its well guaranteed independence were mirrored by a panoplia of accountability tools. 732 more words


What have we learned from the financial crisis?

The fourth in our series of seminars with economic experts took place on 4 March. It was a discussion on the lessons from the financial crisis with Lucrezia Reichlin (professor of economics and chair of the economics department at the London Business School). 732 more words