Some comments on Italy’s agreements with China as a part of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Wry Ronin.
I wrote a short piece for The Conversation (picked up today by the International Business Times) on Britain’s post-Brexit bargaining power in trade deals. While yesterday’s vote injects more uncertainty into the Brexit process and potential outcome, the only way the UK can hope to gain some leverage in negotiations with the US would be […]
The results of this week’s US election went widely unanticipated by polls and markets. Now that Trump is switching from candidate mode to presidential mode, many questions remain surrounding the composition of the Trump administration and what that could mean for policy with Republican control over the presidency and both houses of Congress over at […]
One of the recurring themes in IPE research is that domestic politics can have a significant impact on international outcomes. From institutions (Broz & Plouffe 2010; Mansfield, Milner & Pevehouse 2007) to the influence of partisanship (Putnam 1988; Milner & Rosendorff 1997), variations at the domestic level shape both policy makers’ actions and policy outcomes. […]
All signs now point to recessionary forces coming into play in the British economy. Consumer spending has slowed, as the pound’s drop is being passed through prices to consumers. The effects of sticky prices are very apparent across the UK economy, from wine importers announcing price hikes, to a highly publicized rift between Tesco (a […]
Recent figures appear give the UK fairly healthy GDP growth projections for this year relative to other OECD members. While this has been interpreted by Brexit apologists as a sign of prosperity to come, such an interpretation is gravely mistaken. Britain’s current ‘growth’ comes down to two things: the basic math behind growth accounting and […]