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Macroprudentialism is now part of the standard macroeconomic toolkit but it involves a set of relatively untested policies. This new Vox eBook edited by Dirk Schoenmaker collects the thinking of a broad range of leading US and European economists on the matter. A consensus emerges on broad objectives of macroprudential supervision, but important disagreements remain among the authors.
The 16th Global Trade Alert Report, published by CEPR and edited by Simon Evenett of the University of St. Gallen, addresses the impact of protectionist measures introduced since the 2008 global crisis – which it calculates is far higher than previously estimated.
Barbara Petrongolo will take over from Joseph Zweimuller as Director of the Labour Economics Programme from 1 August 2015. She is Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.
Giorgio Primiceri's research focuses on understanding the causes and propagation mechanisms of macroeconomic fluctuations, and the effect of monetary policy on business cycles.
Jean Tirole
Jean Tirole, a long time CEPR Fellow, received the award for his work on regulating large firms. His work has played a major role in shaping competition policy and mergers control as well as in the analysis of how regulation of large firms can help defend consumers’ interest.