Columns & Interviews

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

Özlem Onaran

Should Greece Pay Back Its Debt?

Financial speculators are nervously asking whether Greece will pay its debt or default. Political leaders from Europe to the US and the IMF are telling the Greek government to leave aside its democratic mandate and accept further austerity as a … Read More

Ban Ki-moon

The Mediterranean Is Becoming A Sea Of Misery

The death of hundreds of thousands of people and death of hundreds of migrants off the coast of Libya is not only deeply saddening – it should shock the global conscience. The Mediterranean is fast becoming a sea of misery for thousands of migrants. … 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

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

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz In Conversation With Yanis Varoufakis

The Institute For New Economic Thinking (INET) is currently holding its annual conference in Paris. Part of the proceedings was a conversation on Eurozone problems between Joseph Stiglitz and Yanis Varoufakis. You can watch the full video of the … Read More

Yanis Varoufakis

The Nature Of The Greek Crisis

German journalist Harald Schumann of Der Tagesspiegel and Arpad Bondy produced a documentary “The Trail of the Troika” for the TV channel Arte. The film features short clips with Yanis Varoufakis but now they released the full interview on … Read More