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Chris Giles

Chris Giles

Financial Times

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The US and Europe should decouple on monetary policy

Divergent economic positions mean assessment of policy risks needs to be radically different

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The solution is simple: just build more homes

Walking London’s Capital Ring tells you all you need to know about the housing crisis

09.05.2024 30

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An optimist’s guide to the next Labour government

Political stability, catch-up growth and better luck would make 2024 a good election to win

25.04.2024 60

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The great stink of Thames Water

Separating punishment for past sins from future investment should be the priority

12.04.2024 30

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Searching in vain for the Laffer curve boost

Analysis of the UK Budget suggests revenue gains from tax cuts are vanishingly rare

14.03.2024 20

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The true economic consequences of Liz Truss

During a brief, chaotic stint as UK prime minister, her incompetence undermined the case for economic radicalism

01.03.2024 7

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How to start fixing Europe’s economy

The EU’s performance is both better and worse than commonly believed

20.02.2024 20

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Beware fiscal fairy tales

Budgetary policy is so difficult that most countries in the west are unlikely to live happily ever after

13.02.2024 30

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It’s OK to be complacent about Red Sea economic risks 

Houthi rebels are highly unlikely to be able to inflict global economic pain

31.01.2024 50

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Introducing the Sunak survivability statistic

The Budget will reveal the prime minister’s confidence about remaining in post

18.01.2024 50

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Buckle up — the inflation battle is entering a new phase

The US, UK and eurozone are on course to declare victory this year but difficult trade-offs await

03.01.2024 20

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Transatlantic resilience brings peak oil within sight

Opec is struggling to hold the world to ransom with high energy prices

21.12.2023 20

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Sorry America, China has a bigger economy than you

Measures that show the opposite have absurd implications and dangerous policy prescriptions

06.12.2023 20

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What if US income inequality has not risen?

New research turns old certainties on its head and raises profound questions about American society

22.11.2023 3

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Progress towards net zero is slow but steady

A difficult autumn of news is masking real advances in the most important areas

09.11.2023 7

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The UK’s ‘official’ labour data is becoming a nonsense

How can we make economic policy if the figures we rely on are problematic?

25.10.2023 8

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The hard economic reality for anyone wanting to govern Britain

While the prognosis is generally depressing, a much healthier environment is just about possible

11.10.2023 5

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Beware fiscal rules that are easy answers to complicated problems

I was wrong to think that taking into account UK public sector assets, as well as debt, would be a silver bullet

27.09.2023 5

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Reducing inflation in the UK won’t ease the Conservatives’ plight

Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt will soon learn a painful lesson that haunts Joe Biden in the US

14.09.2023 6

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