After the Missions Closed

Patheos, December 10, 2018 by Philip Jenkins. The Washington Post recently ran a story with stunning implications for the history of Christian missions. The story suggests that such missions could have very positive “ghost” effects in the long term, even many years after they had officially ended. […] Journalist Andrew...

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Five Ways to Look at Apple’s Surprise Bad News

The Atlantic, Jan 2, 2019 by, Alexis C. Madrigal In an ugly New Year’s surprise Wednesday afternoon, Apple announced unexpectedly that it was cutting its first-quarter revenue guidance from $91.5 billion to $84 billion. The move is highly unusual. Apple reportedly last revised a projection like this in 2002. […]...

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The Financial Crisis Is Still Empowering Far-Right Populists

Foreign Affairs, September 13, 2018, by  Manuel Funke, Moritz Schularick, and Christoph Trebesch. Why the Effects Haven’t Faded? he 2008 financial crisis was devastating to the world economy. Just how devastating is something economists still argue over. It is not easy to add up the costs of bank bailouts, a lost decade of economic growth, spiking...

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“Die Ökonomen bellen seit 20 Jahren den falschen Baum an”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 11. November 2018, by Alexander Hagelüken. Die Gefahr für die Globalisierung kommt von rechts, nicht von links, sagt Forscher Moritz Schularick. Er fordert Geld für Schulen und Straßen. Wer Moritz Schularick an seinem Bonner Lehrstuhl trifft, findet im Erdgeschoss zufällig Büros der Deutschen Bank. Bei dem Geldhaus fing der...

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The impacts of macroprudential policy

World Economic Forum in collaboration with VoxEU, 26 September 2018, by Björn Richter, Moritz Schularick, & Ilhyock Shim. How do macroprudential policies interact with the core objectives of monetary policy, namely, output and price stability? As a response to the Global Crisis, central banks and regulators across the world have increasingly relied on...

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