Macroeconomics

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.