Tuesday , 15 January 2019

Are we at the return of Mao and Stalin?

Are we at the return of Mao and Stalin?

El COMERCIO - On Sunday 18th, the international press reported that Vladimir Putin won the Russian elections by receiving 76.7% of the vote. "There is no doubt that Putin is extre ...

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The nonsense of Commercial Wars

The nonsense of Commercial Wars

Donald Trump revives theories that always ended in greater poverty. During my school years, they never taught me what an oxymoron was, neither at my university years. The first ti ...

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The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

He warned us that he would do it. Donald Trump has unleashed a new trade war. He is a confessed mercantilist. We are only at the second skirmish. The first one was insensitively r ...

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Lessons From Inflation-targeting Regimes

Lessons From Inflation-targeting Regimes

Inflation targeting is probably the most widely-known policy adopted by central banks around the world. Under an inflation-targeting regime, the government (usually the central ba ...

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New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

 The results of the 2017’s Index of Institutional Quality, carried out by Martín Krause, confirm once again that the world champions for institutional quality are still the same: ...

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Hood Robin Protectionism: Taking From the People to Give to the Rich

Hood Robin Protectionism: Taking From the People to Give to the Rich

 Our director Aldo Abram explains why protectionism hurts everyone.     The pressure from sectors that compete with imports for the government to protect them keeps increasing. Th ...

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Protectionism: A Trap for the US

Protectionism: A Trap for the US

  This article by our executive director Aldo Abram originally appeared in Ambito Financiero and explains why protectionism ends up preventing growth.  Ever since Donald Trump won ...

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