Columns & Interviews

Howard Davies

The Spider Of Finance

The global system of financial regulation is extraordinarily complex. Partly for that reason, it is little understood. In order to explain it to my students at Sciences Po in Paris, I have devised a kind of wiring diagram that shows the connections … Read More

Mohamed El-Erian

The Inequality Trifecta

There were quite a few disconnects at the recently concluded Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Among the most striking was the disparity between participants’ interest in discussions of inequality and the ongoing lack … Read More

Mark Blyth

The Return Of Class Politics In The UK

For David Cameron, cutting spending in a highly unequal society works because it doesn't affect those who matter to him. This used to be called class politics. The prime minister's speech at the lord mayor's banquet last year was notable in part … Read More

Iyanatul Islam

Minimum And Living Wages In Times Of Cuts

A few years ago, Richard Anker, a former ILO official, wrote an important paper on the historical evolution of the notion of ‘living wages’ and different ways of measuring them. This paper is one example of a growing realization that mandated minimum … Read More

Mukush Eswaran

The Economic Consequences Of Sex

Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy. Two centuries ago, Mary Wollstonecraft published her proto-feminist A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and in 1869 John Stuart Mill, inspired by his wife Harriet, … Read More


Javier Lopez

Europe Is Back At Square One

Europe is back at square one. On the verge of a third recession in five years, the relentless tide is even crashing against the insurmountable walls of the German factory powerhouse. Stagnation yet again in the Eurozone - this time accompanied by a … Read More

John Weeks

The EU Recovery That Never Was

Economic recovery in the Eurozone is not delayed. It is non-existent. The Financial Times for the first day of October carried several articles assessing the European economies, written as if a prize would go to the most pessimistic -- stagnation and … Read More

Bela Galgoczi

Europe’s Fading Climate Policy Ambitions

Europe is losing momentum in greening its economy, and its former leadership in this area is eroding rapidly. Indeed, after a 60% drop in clean energy investment in 2013 compared to the 2011 peak, Europe has become the global laggard in this … Read More

News & Events


The Politics Of Climate Change 2014

Professor Lord Giddens published The Politics of Climate Change in 2007 and is currently preparing a new edition for publication in 2015. In this lecture recorded at the London School of Economics and Political Science in October 2014, he consider … Read More

Janet Gornick

Inequality Explained

Paul Krugman blogged a very interesting video that is worth reposting here. Janet Gornick of City University of New York presented her work on inequality at the United Nations. If you want a quick introduction into global inequality trends and why … Read More

Andrea Terzi

Fixing The Eurozone Architecture

INET has recently published a video interview with Professor of Economics and SEJ author Andrea Terzi. In this interesting conversation with Marshall Auerback, Terzi discusses the flaws of the Eurozone's architecture and what possible solutions could … Read More