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Philipp Bagus and David Howden
30 November 2009
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While quantitative easing has received much press, qualitative easing has been neglected. Qualitative easing consists of policies that deteriorate the average quality of the assets that a...
Richard Wellings
17 October 2009
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●  Philip Booth advocates a more rational and limited framework of financial regulation   ●  Robert Carling examines the frightening implications of the record US budget deficit (...
Tom Papworth
6 August 2009
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The Bank of England’s decision to pump an additional £50 billion into the economy, over and above the £125 billion earlier this year, has been accompanied by the sound of...
Richard Wellings
14 July 2009
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●  John Blundell on the need to guard think tanks against undue influence   ●  Roger Bate explains why Britain is sailing towards the icebergs    ●  Tim...
Philip Booth
21 May 2009
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A couple of days ago the bogus Consumer Price Index registered a dip to an annual rise of 2.3%. The RPI fell further into negative territory. Perhaps the best measure of inflation, RPIX (the...
Tim Congdon
30 March 2009
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The current financial crisis raises fundamental questions about the relationship between the commercial banks and the Bank of England. Before 1997 Britain had a system in which the Bank of England...
Philip Booth
26 March 2009
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Earlier in the week, David Cameron signalled that he believed that banking regulation should be returned to the Bank of England. However, there is a danger in thinking piecemeal about this problem....
Philip Booth
16 March 2009
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I now have to admit that I was unduly optimistic about the UK response to the crash regarding the future of financial regulation. Initially, there seemed to be some humility on behalf of the...
Philip Booth
10 March 2009
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Quantitative easing has become such a buzzword that it has now become known by its initials – QE. On a number of occasions, I have discussed its merits in the current circumstances and then...
Gordon Pepper
5 March 2009
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The Bank of England is about to announce quantitative measures. The crucial thing to watch for is not the type of asset that the Bank will purchase, whether it will be private sector assets, for...
Terry Arthur
10 February 2009
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Philip Booth
4 February 2009
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On Monday, George Osborne made an interesting speech. It would have been a good opening statement at a dinner party of economists. There was a lot to chew on but the ideas were ill defined. But they...

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