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Diane Coyle
By Diane Coyle - Dec 20,2021
CAMBRIDGE — How should we measure economic success? Criticisms of conventional indicators, particularly gross domestic product, have abounded for years, if not decades.
By Diane Coyle - Oct 16,2021
CAMBRIDGE — In the period leading up to the 2008 global financial crisis, a few prescient voices warned of potentially catastrophic systemic instability. In a famous 2005 speech, Raghuram G.
By Diane Coyle - Aug 08,2021
CAMBRIDGE — In his elegiac memoir The World of Yesterday, which he wrote while in exile from the Nazis, the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig observed that most people cannot comprehend the prospect of catastrophic changes in their situation.
By Diane Coyle - Jun 06,2021
CAMBRIDGE — One of the economic challenges facing all Western governments in these uniquely testing times is how to redress geographic inequalities that have emerged over several decades.
By Diane Coyle - Dec 04,2020
CAMBRIDGE — This has been a brutal year, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing governments around the world to close down many aspects of normal everyday life while supporting workers and businesses with extraordinary emergency measures.
By Diane Coyle - Oct 18,2020
CAMBRIDGE — In a 1996 lecture entitled “Big Bills Left on the Sidewalk”, the late Mancur Olson made a powerful observation: an individual from a poor country, say, Haiti, who migrates to a richer country like the United States immediately becomes vastly more productive and earns
By Diane Coyle - Aug 24,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Big Tech is back in the spotlight, and not in a good way.
By Diane Coyle - Feb 28,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Everybody seems to agree that data will play a fundamental role in the economy of the future, whether through health discoveries, smart energy grids, autonomous vehicles or other areas of innovation.
By Diane Coyle - Jan 15,2020
CAMBRIDGE — The 2020s will be the decade when the idea that economic problems can be “left to the market” to solve is finally put to rest, after some 40 years during which that belief has caused untold damage to society and the environment.We can foretell this with such conf
By Diane Coyle - Nov 17,2019
CAMBRIDGE — The word “productivity” typically calls to mind industrial assembly lines pumping out cars or washing machines, breakfast cereal or shoes. The word may also conjure images of crops being harvested, livestock being butchered or houses being built.

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