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Sunday, December 8 2013

"Bali package" adopted

"50 Years of Money and Finance", a book by SUERF 

On November 22, SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum – celebrated the organization’s 50 Year Anniversary. The event was  marked by a conference in Paris – “The Financial Reconstruction of Europe” hosted by the Banque de France, and the publication of a book on “50 Years of Money and Finance: Lessons and Challenges”, by SUERF/Larcier. Read more

Monday, December 2 2013

ESMA identifies deficiencies in CRAs' sovereign credit rating processes more...

 Sunday, November 24 2013

 UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw keeps governments on a track towards 2015 climate agreement, despite bitter and divisive confrontations. Press release and other documentation HERE

NGOs, Social Movements Walk Out Of Warsaw Talks Press release HERE

Taking stock after the Warsaw COP : a CEPS comment, by Andrei Marcu. Read HERE

Navigating the road from Warsaw towards a climate agreement in 2015 : a CEPS comment by Noriko Fujiwara. Read HERE 

 

Monday, November 11 2013
"The UK at the heart of a renewed globalisation"
In this seminal speech, at an event to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Financial Times on October 24, BoE's governor Mark Carney defines the main lines of his policy and, as Martin Wolf put it in his FT comment, "places a bet on big finance." Read HERE or watch Video

 

Monday, November 4 2013

"Scrooge McDucks", by Bill Gross
PIMCO's founder and managing director urges rich Americans to pay more taxes. Read HERE

The Global Decline of the Labor Share

In their paper, Loukas Karabarbounis (University of Chicago and NBER) and Brent Neiman (University of Chicago and NBER) document that the global labor income share has significantly declined since the early 1980s, with the decline occurring within the large majority of countries and industries. They intend to show that the decrease in the relative price of investment goods, often attributed to advances in information technology and the computer age, induced firms to shift away from labor and toward capital. The lower price of investment goods explains roughly half of the observed decline in the labor share, even when they allow for other mechanisms influencing factor shares such as increasing profits, capital-augmenting technology growth, and the changing skill composition of the labor force. They highlight the implications of this explanation for welfare and macroeconomic dynamics.

Download this report HERE

The Decline of the U.S. Labor Share

In this paper, Michael W. L. ELSBY (University of Edinburgh), Bart HOBIJN (San Francisco FED, VU University Amsterdam, and Tinbergen Institute), Aysegül ŞAHİN (New York FED) explain why, according to their detailed examination, labor’s share of income in the United States has trended downwards over the past quarter century, reaching its lowest level in the postwar period after the Great Recession. Download their paper HERE

 

IPCC carbon budget to 2100 will be used by 2034, says PwC. Read HERE

Thursday, October 17 2013

 Wednesday October 9 2013

 IMF warns of new risks to Financial stability

 Friday September 27 2013

Monday September 23 2013

Humanity last invention and our uncertain future

A DTCC white paper to the financial industry on systemic Risk
 

Monday May 20 2013

"Constraining discretion in bank regulation", by Andrew Haldane

Dodd-Frank Framework: What Questions Remain Unanswered

The Dodd-Frank Acts Maginot Line: Clearinghouse Construction

Monetary policy : Hitting the limits of "outside the box" thinking?

Green Economy and Trade Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

BoE's forecasting platform: COMPASS, MAPS, EASE

Thursday May 16 2013

Unconventional monetary policies: recent experience and prospects, an IMF paper

Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Partnering with the Private Sector, a US DHS testimony

Volcanic versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide

Monday March 18 2013

JPMorgan Chase Whale Trades: A Case History of Derivatives Risks and Abuses

IMF 1st EU Financial System Stability Assessment

US government should better manage fiscal exposure to climate change risks, GAO says

The Dog and the Frisbee by G.Haldane,Vasileos Madouros (BoE)

Debt Reduction during Fiscal Consolidation IMF WP n° 13/67

Rules, Discretion, and Macro-Prudential Policy IMF WP N° 13/65

CRD IV : too many backdoors...

03/10/2013 - Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North's Growing Seasons

EU Policy on Climate Change Mitigation since Copenhagen and the Economic Crisis

Despite Rise of Renewables, Fossil Fuel Fastest Growing Energy Source

THE SEQUESTER: "If only it were all about money!"

OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013

McKinsey Global Institute Financial globalization: Retreat or Reset ?

Dismal Soothsaying (added 02/28/2013)

Control Centrality and Hierarchical Structure in Complex Networks (added 02/28/2013)

An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy (added 02/27/2013)

Renewable energy : Nanotubes to channel osmotic power

Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?

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