The Real Experiment That Is Being Carried Out In Japan

by Edward Hugh, Euro Watch Editor’s note: This was written nearly four weeks ago and posted at Edward.Hugh.Blog 24 May 2013 The future never resembles the past – as we well know. But, generally speaking, our imagination and our knowledge are too weak to tell us what particular changes to expect. We do not know …

Corporate Profits: An Elusive and Problematic Tax Base

Written by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance Introduction There are frequent reports of corporations paying 10% tax rates (or less) on profits – legally. And it certainly pays for large corporations to employ teams of lawyers to find ways to minimize their global profit tax liabilities. And predictably, politicians are angry and have called hearings …

Teaching Macroeconomics to Undergraduates in The Post-Crisis Era

How Should Macroeconomics Be Taught to Undergraduates in The Post-Crisis Era? A Concrete Proposal by Wendy Carlin, Voxeu.org Is economic teaching keeping up with the changing economy? This column presents a new way of teaching economics in light of the continuing crises. It argues that if we are to create a better-informed public debate we …