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From the Blog

Free Market or Socialism: Have Economists Really Anything to Say?

Article By Andrea Attar and Thomas Mariotti

On the Modern Economic Theory of Incentives, Markets, and Socialism

The 2020 Election in Three Graphs

Article By Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen

The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object?

Conservative Win in Britain Means More Than Economic Trouble Ahead

Article By Malcolm Sawyer

In an economic context that remains uncertain, the biggest loser of the UK elections may well be our health and that of the environment.

Brexit and the UK election: Experts, Uncertainty, and Political Economy

Article By Sheila Dow

One thing is clear – the ‘get Brexit done’ slogan resonated in a country which had been living on a series of knife edges as one ‘crunch’ time after another came and went.

The Global Impact of Brexit Uncertainty

Article By Tarek Alexander Hassan, Stephan Hollander, Laurence van Lent, and Ahmed Tahoun

Brexit uncertainty has already taken an economic toll

The Challenges to Portugal’s EU Presidency

Article By Damon Silvers, David Smith, Hans Eichel, Hugo Zsolt de Sousa, and Stewart Wood

Many of the challenges facing the new EU Presidency will need to be addressed not only at the European level but within a reinvigorated multilateral framework.

Evil is Baked into Big Tech’s Business Plan. Now What?

Article By Lynn Parramore

In her new book, Don’t Be Evil, Rana Foroohar explores how to confront companies like Google and their under-regulated stampede over all of us.

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INET Video

Economics for People

Video Featuring Ha-Joon Chang

Economics has long been the domain of the ivory tower, where specialized language and opaque theorems make it inaccessible to most people. That’s a problem.

Banning Buybacks

Video Featuring William Lazonick

Stock buybacks are giveaways for greedy investors at the expense of everyone else.

Between Rational and Irrational

Video Featuring Richard Robb and Rob Johnson

Columbia University’s Richard Robb talks about his new book on human behavior

The Hidden Costs of Healthcare

Video Featuring Rob Johnson, Steve Clemons, Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt, William Lazonick, and Öner Tulum

INET experts discuss how financialization has driven up costs of healthcare—and how we can stop it.

Don't Be Evil. Rana Foroohar on Big Tech.

Video Featuring Rana Foroohar and Rob Johnson

The Financial Times correspondent on the libertarian streak in Silicon Valley

The Perils of Over-Optimistic Borrowing

Video Featuring Yueran Ma

Yueran Ma discusses her work with INET’s Private Debt Initiative

Learn the Language of Power

Video Featuring Ha-Joon Chang

Economists make what we do seem complicated, says Ha-Joon Chang. It’s not.

A Hereditary Meritocracy

Video Featuring Raghuram Rajan and Rob Johnson

The University of Chicago’s Raghuram Rajan explains how inequalities in the education system lock in a hereditary hierarchy of success

Measuring Economic Democracy

Video Featuring Robert McMaster

GDP doesn’t tell the whole story—Robert McMaster explains the Economic Democracy Index

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Working Paper Series

Inclusive American Economic History: Containing Slaves, Freedmen, Jim Crow Laws, and the Great Migration

Paper By Trevon Logan and Peter Temin

This paper records the path by which African Americans were transformed from enslaved persons in the American economy to partial participants in the progress of the economy.

The Global Impact of Brexit Uncertainty

Paper By Tarek Alexander Hassan, Laurence van Lent, Stephan Hollander, and Ahmed Tahoun

Using tools from computational linguistics, we construct new measures of the impact of Brexit on listed firms in the United States and around the world

The Decline of the U.S. Labor Share Across Sectors

Paper By Ivan Mendieta-Muñoz, Codrina Rada, and Rudi von Arnim

This paper provides novel insights on the changing functional distribution of income in the post–war US economy.

The Political Economy of Europe Since 1945: A Kaleckian Perspective

Paper By Joseph Halevi

This paper analyzes the early stages of the formation of the Common Market.

Europe 1957 to 1979: From the Common Market to the European Monetary System

Paper By Joseph Halevi

This essay deals with the contradictory dynamics that engulfed Europe from 1959 to 1979, the year of the launching of the European Monetary System.

From the EMS to the EMU and...to China

Paper By Joseph Halevi

This essay deals with the EMS experience and its failure, with the Maastricht Treaty, and with the interregnum leading to the formation of the EMU in 1999.

Synthetic MMT: Old Line Keynesianism with an Expansionary Twist

Paper By Lance Taylor

Policy hype but vintage fiscal economics from Godley, Lerner, and Keynes

Big Tech Acquisitions and the Potential Competition Doctrine: The Case of Facebook

Paper By Mark Glick and Catherine Ruetschlin

How antitrust law is ill-equipped to address tech mergers

American Gothic: How Chicago Economics Distorts “Consumer Welfare” in Antitrust

Paper By Mark Glick

The Chicago School has long used bankrupt assumptions to strangle antitrust policy.

Firm-Level Political Risk: Measurement and Effects

Paper By Tarek Alexander Hassan, Stephan Hollander, Laurence van Lent, and Ahmed Tahoun

We adapt simple tools from computational linguistics to construct a new measure of political risk faced by individual US firms: the share of their quarterly earnings conference calls that they devote to political risks.

Expansionary Austerity and Reverse Causality: A Critique of the Conventional Approach

Paper By Christian Breuer

It was too good to be true: Another effort to vindicate austerity falls victim to flawed methodology.

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