The Problem With (Some but Not All) Economics

Dr James Hannam | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

Human beings are quite good at microeconomics. That's the economics asking how individual people and businesses behave. It studies why coffee shops price their beverages in the way they do...

If a Cycle of Debt and Low Demand is Prohibiting Economic Expansion Look to the Foreign Market for Growth

Peter Morgan | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Peter Morgan

Less public and private sector spending, or 'consumer consumption', leads to less need for manufacturing and service providing reducing levels of productivity, which is a decline in economic output.

Has Quantitative Easing Become an Embarrassment?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

With pressure from a skeptical Senate to wind down QE, and next January's FOMC voter rotation bringing in many new hawks, it seems likely the data would have to become truly appalling before we saw an increase in QE.

The New Wave of British Exports

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In the past year we've seen the amount of time UK freelancers are selling their services to companies abroad (and in particular to far Eastern countries) more than double on PeoplePerHour. You'd think that these are specialist services from the upper echelons of our labour force. But they are not.

What Economic Lessons Can the 1930s Teach Us?

Marcus Liddell | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics
Marcus Liddell

The Great Depression of the 1930s is remembered as one of the worst economic periods in modern history. But statistics show that our current slump is in someways worse.