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Soumaya Keynes

Soumaya Keynes

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How large might Labour’s ‘dullness dividend’ be?

The academic evidence suggests that the gains from greater certainty are not to be sniffed at

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How to get big numbers when predicting AI’s effect on growth

Consider its scale, scope and speed

10.05.2024 20

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Is remote work good for women?

Being in the office affects time devoted to giving and getting help

03.05.2024 40

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How economists could make themselves more useful

There is a gap between the research supplied by academia and what policymakers actually want

26.04.2024 20

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The economics of running

Does a hotter economy really make you faster?

19.04.2024 10

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Macroeconomists, meet Hank: how new models are changing the discipline

Incorporating inequality into the field is an uphill battle

12.04.2024 10

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How to squash government debt

What lessons can we learn from Jamaica’s example?

05.04.2024 20

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Would changing how you pay for social media make it better?

These platforms aren’t free, and regulators are trying to manage the price

22.03.2024 20

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Americans are still sweeter on stuff than before the pandemic. How long can it last?

A dig into the data offers some clues

08.03.2024 10

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If you have to call a tax cut ‘smart’, it probably isn’t

What a clever option would really look like

01.03.2024 20

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A second dose of Trump on trade would differ from the first

Expect more emphasis on global trade deficits, more dramatic intervention and bigger problems for Europe

23.02.2024 10

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Should pay be more transparent?

Policies that force companies to reveal the pay of peers have unintended consequences

16.02.2024 20

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Is recent emerging market success down to effort or luck?

Rising central bank credibility deserves some credit, but the recent shock differs from earlier ones in important ways

09.02.2024 8

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‘Traitors’ teaches us that there is such a thing as too much trust

I watched it so you don’t have to — and I spotted three broader parallels with the real world

02.02.2024 10

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Why is it so hard to junk junk fees?

We all hate them, but ditching them is more complicated than you might think

26.01.2024 10

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Trump is back — how much of a problem is that for the Fed?

If he returns to the White House, he might be tempted to send a message about the central bank’s immunity from partisan politics

19.01.2024 40

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Economists have been trying to become less male, pale and stale

They have seen some success, but not everyone is happy

12.01.2024 10

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Don’t take convergence between rich and poor countries for granted

Progress over the 2000s may have been the exception rather than the new rule

05.01.2024 7

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An effective altruist’s guide to Christmas

Doing the most good means applying a cost-benefit analysis to everything — start with gift-giving

22.12.2023 20

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Are Yimbys the key to unlocking Britain’s economic growth?

The logic is stronger than the evidence base

15.12.2023 7

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Central bankers are worried about you getting a raise

Are they right to be?

08.12.2023 10

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Should businesses be forced to share profits with their employees?

Some governments are trying it, with surprising results

01.12.2023 30

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How to fix Britain’s flashy economic announcements

I enjoy the circus — but if I were running the show, I would do things a little differently

24.11.2023 5

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The ‘greedflation’ question: what have we learnt?

A quest for evidence supporting this theory has had mixed success

17.11.2023 8

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Why people can’t agree on where interest rates are going

Methods of estimating so-called R-star are in the spotlight — unfortunately, none are good

02.11.2023 6

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Forgotten to return your library book? Don’t worry about it

Fines are falling out of fashion but some institutions don’t want to lose the cash that hoarders bring in

20.10.2023 8

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How Claudia Goldin transformed our understanding of women and work

The winner of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences has explored expectations, incentives and constraints

13.10.2023 5

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How long can the entrepreneurship boom last?

America’s surge in new businesses is so far enduring, but the UK has returned to its pre-pandemic trend

06.10.2023 5

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What happened to the savings squirrelled away during the pandemic?

Betting against the American consumer is bold. But there are signs that the source of their spree may be drying up

29.09.2023 10

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How to save your state pension

Means testing in the UK is not inevitable — this is the way to push back

21.09.2023 8

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Will higher interest rates leave economic scars?

Two new studies argue that even if they depress inflation, they could hurt innovation and growth

15.09.2023 8

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Motherhood is full of surprises — the economic ones sting the most

The centrality of children to the earnings gap between men and women remains mind-boggling

08.09.2023 9

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