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Dr Huw Edwards on the ‘Economists for Free Trade’ report

Economists for Free Trade: Extraordinary Claims Demand Extraordinary Evidence, but they have provided none. In discussing the ‘Economists for Free Trade’ (EFT) ‘report’, I am unfortunately unable to comment upon the numerical and modelling work in any depth, since no technical documents have, to date, been released. (The absence of serious data, model details or […]






10 myths in the Brexit debate

On June 23rd the British electorate will make one of the most momentous decisions to face the UK in several generations: whether or not to formally leave the EU (BREXIT). It will have momentous implications in several areas: the growth potential of the economy; trade relationships and volumes; foreign direct investment in the economy; the […]






Historia NOT Magistra Vitae. How central banks are exacerbating investment banks

The human learning ability, followed by the possibility of improving what has been done before, counts mainly on our own life experience, or in other terms our “history”. Everyone is either consciously or unconsciously learning from the past and taking decisions based on her/his own experience. In the masterpiece “De Oratore” Cicero, one of Rome’s […]