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By Adair Turner - May 12,2019
LONDON — Easter visitors to London have found some streets and buildings occupied by “Extinction Rebellion” activists, warning of climate catastrophe and rejecting “a failed capitalist system.” Followers of central bank thinking have seen the governors of the Bank of England and
By Adair Turner - Aug 16,2018
LONDON — Across the global economy, the potential for automation seems huge. Adidas’ “Speedfactory” in Bavaria will employ 160 workers to produce 500,000 pairs of shoes each year, a productivity rate over five times higher than in typical factories today.
By Adair Turner - Jul 24,2018
LONDON — There are widespread worries that US President Donald Trump’s protectionism will erode the long-term benefits of global trade.
By Adair Turner - Apr 24,2018
LONDON — When you buy your next automobile, would you pay $100 extra to ensure that the steel in it was made without producing carbon dioxide emissions?My guess is that most readers will say yes.
By Adair Turner - Oct 30,2017
Across emerging economies, the benefits of a “demographic dividend” have become a familiar refrain.
By Adair Turner - Oct 19,2017
There is a psychological bias to believe that exceptional events eventually give way to a return to “normal times”.Many economic commentators now focus on prospects for “exit” from nearly a decade of ultra-loose monetary policy, with central banks reducing their balance sheets to
By Adair Turner - Jul 30,2017
As the Nobel laureate economist Robert Solow noted in 1987, computers are “everywhere but in the productivity statistics”. Since then, the so-called productivity paradox has become ever more striking.Automation has eliminated many jobs.
By Adair Turner - Jul 13,2017
Until early last autumn, the global economy seemed stuck in a deflationary trap.
By Adair Turner - Jan 17,2017
The year 2016 ended with slightly higher forecasts for global growth and inflation.
By Adair Turner - Dec 17,2016
Everybody agrees that better education and improved skills, for as many people as possible, are crucial to increasing productivity and living standards, and to tackling rising inequality. But what if everybody is wrong?Most economists are certain that human capital is as imp

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