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Why new roads do not alleviate congestion

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Each year, motorists in Germany collectively spend 234 million hours in traffic …

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Target2 debate – The ECB finally gets involved

Several months ago, German economist Hans-Werner Sinn stirred a debate about an alleged “stealth …

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Europe's Austerity Pipe Dreams

Economic history suggests that Europe won’t be able to fulfil its budgetary pledges. A …

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The Top Notch Fallacy or: Why parents can forget about elite schools

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If you talk to people in London who have small children, there …

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Bruno Frey fights back

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After I wrote a large piece in Thurday’s …

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QE3? Don't even think about it, says BIS

Because of the dismal economic situation in the United States, there is growing speculation …

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Nothing to lose but their models

Economists from all over the world want to reshape their discipline. They have founded …

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How Free Trade killed the Buffalo

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Never before in the history of mankind …

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Why debt matters – some real empirical evidence

Last week  Henry Kaspar published an interesting blog post “Why debt matters” on Kantoos …

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Dambisa Moyo: "Nobody wants to live in world where China is dominant"

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Filed under Globalization, Interview