Why clear communication is crucial for banks
The language used by central banks is ill-suited to the needs of the average consumer. To successfully manage expectations, banks must learn to communicate more effectively
A three-pronged future
The global economy is currently accelerating, but positive growth never lasts forever. There are three possible paths world leaders can now take to either prolong this recovery, or destroy it
The magic touch
Toronto is growing at its slowest rate in almost half a century, and yet house prices have increased by a third in the past year alone. The reason for this continual rise is a market-wide magic trick
With economists taking a reductionist approach to economics, another financial crisis is inevitable. They must learn from the mistakes of weather forecasters and changing their predictive models
The lesson of populism: bad policies pay off
The world should learn from the suffering Latin America has endured as a result of poorly planned populist policies, rather than continuing to dance with death
How to survive the next housing market hurricane
Just as hurricane-prone destinations build defences against natural disasters, the global financial system must develop more resilient measures to guard against housing market crashes
Treating an ailing Germany
Though Germany is widely regarded as Europe’s strongest economy, it is the continent’s third-weakest performer in terms of per capita GDP growth. The country’s banking system could be the source of its economic illness
Adrift in Trump’s new century
Donald Trump’s election as President of the US has undoubtedly caused global uncertainty, but we mustn’t let rough waters push us towards hazardous policies
The skills delusion
It is commonly accepted that possessing superior skills will bring about a better-paid job. But as strikingly few skilled people are required to drive growth, are there enough highly paid jobs to go around?
Succeeding in economics
Many economics students are experiencing a disconnect between the content of their courses and the events taking place in the real world. Giving them the opportunity to learn about more than mere mathematics could be the solution
Can Europe’s banks save the EU?
Discord between Europe’s thousands of banks could be negatively impacting the continent’s ineffective financial system. Cross-border banking mergers may be the solution
The great depression
The 2008 financial crisis sank many of the world’s economists deep into mourning. They have only just now reached the fourth stage of the grieving process: depression
What would the world look like without China?
Although a slowdown in China could disrupt the global economy beyond all measure, the country’s collapse is not as close as many economists believe
The need for speed
There is a longstanding debate among economists over whether speed is a help or a hindrance to finance. Speed regulations, in trying to control the uncontrollable, could in fact have a negative impact on markets
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