Economics

Housing Bubble Trouble?

Housing Bubble Trouble?

A central theme of the blog is that we need a sustainable recovery, built on investment and exports, not another housing bubble and consumer spending….

Bank of England: The view on the ground

Bank of England: The view on the ground

While economists (including me!) make a living reading the tea leaves in the steady drip of economic data, most of the information is a snapshot…

Jobs, but what kind?

The ever interesting ONS Monthly Economic Review was released yesterday, and alongside some detail on why productivity remains low (job creation in the low-productivity finance,…

US & UK labour market flexibility

The FT’s Robin Harding and Sarah O’Conner take a look at the US and UK labour markets in the FT today, noting that for the…

Budget 2014: Not the right type of growth

Budget 2014: Not the right type of growth

Yesterday’s Budget was always going to be an awkward mix between political positioning, policy ‘rabbits’ and economic finessing. Yet despite the good news on faster…