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The biggest issue

Professor Jane D’Arista’s broad and deep expertise spans monetary policy and regulation.  Rick Rowden asked her some large-scale questions about the global economy for The Mint. The Mint:      What are your …

All change

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Keep calm, don’t carry on

I was asked recently, did I think there was time to avoid climate chaos. I couldn’t help myself.  I got caught by the urge to reassure: “Oh yes,” I said, …

Carbon upset

A ray of hope

Festival for Change Finalists

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Period pain

Ankit on a community visit: “The womenfolk are mostly aware of sanitary pads but would never think about using them. The stigma is huge.” The return on investment in menstrual …

The weight of numbers

Bicycle peddling

The shock that planted an idea

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China alert to global economic risks from Omicron, but ‘financial turmoil’ of early pandemic unlikely

he new Omicron variant adds more uncertainty to the global economic recovery and China will closely follow its potential impact on trade and international supply chains, the Ministry of Commerce …

Here & Now

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The troubles with peace

Brendan Murtagh tells how in the face of inadequate investment there is potential in the poorest communities in Northern Ireland’s capital to share the economic benefits of peace.  Despite recent …

Horizon

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Beyond denial

Sandra White maps a route through denial and towards action on climate change. Despite growing evidence of climate change, only a few years ago I regularly heard people deny that …

All together. How?

An ideal economist

Hard stuff

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scoff

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China alert to global economic risks from Omicron, but ‘financial turmoil’ of early pandemic unlikely

he new Omicron variant adds more uncertainty to the global economic recovery and China will closely follow its potential impact on trade and international supply chains, the Ministry of Commerce …

Past Events

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The Digital Economy: a Covid Winner but for whom?

During lockdown, the digital economy has been essential and has boomed. But are private network monopolies in the public interest? The early 1900s saw the first attempt to challenge the …

Sabotage and Covid-19

Long Reads

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us