Columns & Interviews

Philippe Pochet

Are Trade Unions In Crisis?

Over the last few decades, trade unions in most European countries (a noteworthy exception being Belgium) have suffered a more or less drastic drop in membership – a trend that has been barely affected in either direction by the advent of economic … Read More

Robert Skidelsky

Debating The Confidence Fairy

In 2011, the Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman characterized conservative discourse on budget deficits in terms of “bond vigilantes” and the “confidence fairy.” Unless governments cut their deficits, the bond vigilantes will put the screws to … Read More

Yanis Varoufakis

A New Deal For Greece

Three months of negotiations between the Greek government and our European and international partners have brought about much convergence on the steps needed to overcome years of economic crisis and to bring about sustained recovery in Greece. But … Read More


Dani Rodrik

TTIP And The War Of Trade Models

There is an interesting debate going on in Europe about the likely consequences of the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Much of the real debate is (or should be) about the proposed Investor-State dispute resolution (ISDS) and … Read More

Branko Milanovic

The Rule Of Robots In Stiglitz And Marx

It is always instructive to speak to Joe Stiglitz. In a conversation in Paris which we had after his talk at the INET conference, he pointed out that the elasticity of substitution between capital and labor greater than 1 (which is often assumed by … Read More

News & Events

Joseph Stiglitz

The Great Divide

In the video below, recorded at the Politics and Prose book shop in Washington DC, Joseph Stiglitz presents the key arguments of his new book The Great Divide - Unequal Societies and what can be done about them. The publisher describes the new … Read More

Tony Atkinson

Inequality: What Can Be Done?

Increasing inequality is a salient issue in public discourse, but debate often centres on the causes rather than any possible solutions. Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done? Professor Atkinson argues we can do much more about … Read More

Reiner Hoffmann

Reiner Hoffmann And Richard Trumka On TTIP

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Washington organised an event on TTIP with the President of the German trade union confederation DGB, Reiner Hoffmann, and his US counterpart, Richard Trumka, the … Read More

George Soros

What Future For Europe?

At the recent annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), held in Paris, George Soros discussed the key issues determining the future of Europe - from the conflict in Ukraine to the Greek crisis. Watch the full conversation … Read More