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5 Reasons for the Global Trade Slowdown


Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the volume of global trade has been characterized in part by double-digit growth rates. Yet evidence shows that this growth has declined steeply since 2012. This piece examines the reasons for the decreasing dynamism of global trade. More ...

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Brazil - a Country of Buts


It’s tough to visit Brazil without noticing the buts. Every objective statement seems to require a subsequent hedge. So today we look a little closer at some of Brazil's fundamental fault lines. More ...

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Growing Income Inequality – a Brake on Economic Growth?


For more than 30 years we have observed a growing inequality in income distribution in almost all developed countries. Whether this trend promotes or hinders economic growth, however, is not entirely clear. This post looks at the economic theory behind this important question. More ...

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Should G7 Contemplate Fiscal Devaluation as a Route to More Growth?


On June 7th and 8th the heads of state and governments of the seven most important industrialised countries will meet for the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau. One question that will be addressed is how to increase economic growth and employment. To tackle this task, G7 states will have to overcome several severe challenges. This blogpost aims to shed light on one possible solution to those challenges: fiscal devaluation. More ...