Bjørn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center is a leading advocate of using cost-benefit analysis to identify policies that would do the most good. But the University of Maryland’s Steven Klees argues that CBA’s supposedly unbiased assessments always reflect the ideological preferences of those beholding the data.
NYU’s Nouriel Roubini believes that compensating displaced workers can stem the anti-globalization backlash. But Harvard’s Dani Rodrik argues that it's too late for that, and that Trump's election sho… read more
The Nobel Laureate, Robert Shiller says that a tax on robots is necessary to fund wage insurance to help reduce the inequality automation will cause. But Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Min… read more
Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, says Colombians were right to reject the peace deal with the FARC negotiated by President Santos. But Shlomo Ben-Ami, a … read more
Harvard’s Martin Feldstein believes recent technological innovations will destroy old jobs and create new ones, as in the past. But INET's Adair Turner thinks employment will be permanently reduced – … read more
Robert Skidelsky of Warwick University sees no reason for countries to fear that high debt levels will impede their economic growth. But Harvard’s Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff believe that fear … read more
Adair Turner, former Head of the UK Financial Authority, wants clear rules that enable central banks to use helicopter money to boost growth in ailing economies. But Michael Heise, Chief Economist of … read more
The UK’s Brexit vote has thrown the country into turmoil and upended global markets. But whereas Martin Feldstein regards the outcome as a blow against an overweening EU, his Harvard colleague Kenneth… read more