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Diego Zuluaga
11 May 2016
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The climate of opinion around free trade has changed dramatically on both sides of the Atlantic in the last few years. Both presumptive presidential nominees in the U.S. are lukewarm about, if ...
Diego Zuluaga
6 May 2016
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The Institute for International Finance has just released an interesting briefing paper on the trends in risk-weighted assets (RWA) among major banks before and after the financial crisis. RWA is the...
Diego Zuluaga
22 April 2016
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Eurosceptics claim that UK sovereignty is hopelessly hampered by EU membership. This is inaccurate. Most key state powers such as taxation, welfare, healthcare, education, planning and much...
Diego Zuluaga
4 April 2016
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A blog post by the OECD linking the rise of finance to lower economic growth and higher inequality made the rounds recently. The post summarises the findings of a recent report by the rich-country...
Diego Zuluaga
31 March 2016
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The lack of meaningful reform of business taxation is one of the great failures of recent governments. But with public pressure mounting, MPs will soon have to move beyond headline-grabbing at...
Diego Zuluaga
17 March 2016
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To conjecture what Hayek’s stance might have been on Britain’s EU referendum and the current state of the European project more generally, it is instructive to consider his biography. The...
Diego Zuluaga
9 March 2016
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On 8 March 2016, the IEA hosted the event ‘Should supporters of free markets support Britain’s continuing membership of the EU?’. The article below is based on Diego Zuluaga...
Diego Zuluaga
1 March 2016
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As the debate on British membership of the European Union gathers steam, the Eurozone is getting a fair amount of bashing from Brexiteers. This is of course to be expected. Monetary union was sold by...
Philip Booth and Diego Zuluaga
29 February 2016
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The subsidiary principle is a well-established notion in Catholic social teaching. It was also intended to be a core principle of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. Subsidiarity is commonly taken to mean...
Diego Zuluaga and Ryan Bourne
23 February 2016
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One of the most harmful misunderstandings in current economic debates is that the job of competition authorities is to protect incumbent businesses rather than consumers. We see this fallacious...
Diego Zuluaga
16 February 2016
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One of the main objectives of post-crisis financial regulation has been the severing of the nexus between large banks and national sovereigns, such that private losses do not lead to taxpayer...
Diego Zuluaga
8 January 2016
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In many ways, Spain is the EU’s poster child. The country’s determination to be part of the European project was a major driver of political consensus in its successful transition to...
Diego Zuluaga
25 November 2015
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The European Commission has released its plan for an EU-wide deposit insurance scheme that will, at first, back up and complement existing national deposit guarantee schemes (DGS), and, from 2024,...
Diego Zuluaga
9 November 2015
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Prime Minister David Cameron announced that fast broadband access - at speeds of at least 10 megabytes per second - will become a legal right of all residents in the United Kingdom by 2020....
Diego Zuluaga
5 November 2015
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Britons are all too aware of the problems of political and economic centralisation. Indeed, the trend for more and more legislative and regulatory power to move from London to Brussels is one of the...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
30 September 2015
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From the moment it set foot in Europe, Uber – the ride-sharing app that connects private drivers with passengers – has faced enormous pressure from regulatory authorities. In France,...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
17 June 2015
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If healthcare in the 20th century was characterised by the successful eradication and containment of communicable diseases – from TB and smallpox to diphtheria, poliomyelitis and influenza...
Diego Zuluaga
17 February 2015
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Tomorrow, Financial Markets Commissioner Lord Hill will be releasing his much-awaited Green Paper on creating a Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the EU. One of the landmark initiatives of the Juncker...
Diego Zuluaga
6 February 2015
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The sovereign debt crisis that gripped the euro zone in 2011-12 threw into the spotlight the problems with a currency union lacking fiscal transfers between members and the mutualisation of their...
Diego Zuluaga
2 February 2015
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Much has been made in EU circles of Jean-Claude Juncker’s €315 billion Investment Plan, which he announced in late November and has since been touted as his Commission’s key policy...