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22 lug 2014 09:48

Mission-Oriented Finance for Innovation, London 22-24 July

Our conference begins today in London and runs for three days. This is a spin-off of an INET project that Mariana Mazzucato and I are heading, which explores an integration of Keynes, Schumpeter, and Minsky on financing the capital development of the economy. I’ll report more on our research later–the project comes to an end [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 22:29

Asia’s Seismic Shift: How Can the Financial Sector Provide More Juice?

By Min Zhu: Asia is set to be the powerhouse for growth in the next decade, just as it was in the last one. The size of its economy is expected to expand more rapidly than the other regions of the world, and its share in the world output is expected to rise from 30 percent [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 19:43

More Challenges to “More ‘Free Trade’ Is Always Better” Orthodoxy

One way to induce a Pavlovian reflex in mainstream economists is to invoke the expression “free trade”. Conventional wisdom holds that more trade is always better; only Luddites and protectionists are against it. That’s one big reason why the toxic TransPacific Partnership and its evil twin, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, have gotten virtually [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 18:12

Keeping Oil Production From Falling

Production flows from a given oil field naturally decline over time, but we keep trying harder and technology keeps improving. Which force is winning the race? An oil reservoir is a pool of hydrocarbons embedded and trapped under pressure in porous rock. As oil is taken out, the pressure decreases and the annual rate of [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 18:09

An Independent Scotland Risks a Greek Tragedy

This will not be my last look at Scottish independence between now and the September 18 referendum but it will keep us going for now. I urge readers in other parts of the UK not to switch off now. It matters, and it matters rather a lot. Independence is not all about economics but if [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 18:07

Rosneft Scoffs At U.S Sanctions, Says Western Investors Could Suffer

By Andy Tully: Rosneft, Russia’s government-owned oil giant, says news U.S. sanctions imposed because of Moscow’s suspected role in the continuing fighting in Ukraine are not only “illegitimate,” but they also won’t work as Washington intended. On July 16, the Obama administration imposed its strictest sanctions yet on Russia, including denying Rosneft access to American debt or [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 18:03

Russia Touts South Stream Pipeline as Europe’s Gas Lifeline

By Andy Tully: Russia is mounting a major publicity campaign in Europe for its proposed South Stream gas pipeline in an apparent effort to reassure its EU customers that they can rely on Russian gas for the indefinite future. The reason for Moscow’s public relations efforts is the continuing unrest in Ukraine. EU countries now [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 18:01

As Russia’s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

By Nick Cunningham: The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia. Just one day earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on Russia over its ongoing role [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 17:56

Confessions of an Inflation Truther

There is a group of folks who believe that inflation is much higher than the numbers in the official reports. Paul Krugman calls them “inflation truthers.” In the 2000s, I might have been considered part of that crowd. I recognized that inflation data wasn’t being reported accurately, and said as much. I coined the phrase “inflation ex-inflation” [...]

economia |

21 lug 2014 16:32

The U.S. Corporate Tax Monster and Economic Patriotism

There is a rush by U.S. Corporations to flee the country for more business friendly locations in Europe. One of the latest is Walgreens, but they were preceded recently by Medtronic, Mylan, AbbVie, Salix and an attempted takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer (Wall Street Journal 2014). The process is not new, but it has accelerated [...]

economia |