Author: George Magnus

Nine economic lessons from 2017

First published: Prospect, 12/12/17 With Christmas rapidly approaching, and 2018 just round the corner, it is time to down tools and consider some lessons from the world of economics this year. You might spend your Christmas eve watching the Festival

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As Janet Yellen stands down, a crisis is coming for the US Federal Reserve

First published: Prospect, 4/12/17 Janet Yellen, who took up her position as Chair of the Federal Reserve in February 2014, gave what was probably her last official testimony in this capacity to Congress last week. She will chair just two

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Chinese incidents with a sting in the tale

Chinese incidents with a sting in the tale Some China-watchers I know think that if China slips up or worse, comes up against popular resistance, the cause is less likely to be found in China’s debt situation or anything that’s

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Stop saying Brexit Britain could follow a “Singapore model”—it wouldn’t work here

First published: Prospect, 27/11/17   This one-time mosquito-ridden equatorial trading port has become a sparkle in the global economy, and in the UK, it has gathered new fans among those yearning to make Brexit Britain a sort of Atlantic version.

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As a statement of preparedness for Brexit, Hammond’s Budget falls short

First published: Prospect, 22/11/17   How should we think about Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Budget? His job is a bit like that of someone who’s doubling up as both the captain and the cabin crew of the economic aeroplane in which

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