Monthly Archives: June 2016

Collapsing Europe, rising dictators, and the rhetoric of inevitability: last time, it prompted a probabilistic revolution in economics

May 2016: France is torn apart by floods, strikes, oil and power shortages, labour reform protests degenerating into violent clashes between protesters and the police. Birtish debates over Brexit is getting dirtier and more confused every day, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Phillips, Laffer and Gatsby: on economists obsessing about curves

On Monday, if I make it through strikes, river floods, and tear gas, I’ll be taking a course on the Great Gatsby curve in Rennes. And as I scroll through some articles on the topic, I’m struck by an air … Continue reading

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