Economics Articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions

Capital Flows – Benefits and Disdavantages

Posted on March 22, 2018

A look at the benefits and costs of capital flows.


Kant, Keynes and Kierkegaard

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I was amused to see in Oxford Blackwells my new economics book in between the great philosophers Immanuel Kant and Søren Kierkegaard. I’ve always fancied myself as something of a philosopher. But when I studied PPE at Oxford University, I was hopeless at western philosophy. I couldn’t read a page of Kant for love nor …


Balanced and unbalanced economic growth

Posted on March 14, 2018

What do we mean by balanced economic growth? Also, is it important for an economy to promote a balanced approach to growth? A balanced economy suggests that economic growth is sustainable in the long-term, and the economy is also growing across different sectors – and not focused on one particular industry or area. A balanced …