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Me, myself and my phone #2 - PBoC's challenge: Monetary policy in a world of slower trend growth

Me, myself and my phone #2 - PBoC's challenge: Monetary policy in a world of slower trend growth

Oops I just did it again - I have been talking to my phone. This time about Chinese monetary policy - yesterday's rate cut and what the implications of slower Chinese potential growth will be for Chinese monetary policy.

Another look at the Chinese M1 gap - still a bit more room for easing

Another look at the Chinese M1 gap - still a bit more room for easing

This morning the People's Bank of China (PBoC) cut its key policy rate by 25bp to 5.1% - undoubtedly reacting to worries about slowing growth. The question is whether such a cut is warranted or not?

Me, myself and my phone #1 (Chuck Norris, Saudis and beer)

Me, myself and my phone #1 (Chuck Norris, Saudis and beer)

It has been very hectic for me recently with a lot of personal and professional changes. So while we are at it here is another change - I will in the future from time to time try to post commentary in a bit of a different format - I will be talking to my phone. Have a look at my first attempt of phone-blogging here (I recorded it Friday night.)

Pursuing a dream

Pursuing a dream

I guess the news is out - I earlier this week resigned from Danske Bank to start my own business. This is what I a couple of days ago wrote about it on Facebook:

Rational Partisan Theory, elections, fiscal consolidation and exchange rate determination

Rational Partisan Theory, elections, fiscal consolidation and exchange rate determination

When I was in university more than 20 years ago I had one other major interest other than monetary economics and that was public choice theory and I was particularly interested in how to understand macro economic issues through the use of public choice theory.

Brad, Ben (Beckworth?) and Bob

Brad, Ben (Beckworth?) and Bob

I have been a bit too busy to blog recently and at the moment I am enjoying a short Easter vacation with the family in the Christensen vacation home in Skåne (Southern Sweden), but just to remind you that I am still around I have a bit of stuff for you. Or rather there is quite a bit that I wanted to blog about, but which you will just get the links and some very short comments.

Adam Tooze's great insights into the history of Europe

Adam Tooze's great insights into the history of Europe

I spend the weekend with my family in the Christensen vacation home in Skåne (Southern Sweden). I didn't do any reading, but I had time to watch a fantastic lecture series on YouTube with one of my absolute favourite historians Adam Tooze.

An intra-European hot-pot effect

An intra-European hot-pot effect

This morning I feel like qouting myself:

Ramblings on "neutral money" and the workings of the ‘monetary machinery’

Ramblings on "neutral money" and the workings of the ‘monetary machinery’

I recently got reminded of an excellent quote from John Stuart Mill (The Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy, 1848):

The Open Borders Manifesto

The Open Borders Manifesto

Today is Open Borders day. As I wholeheartedly believe in the free global movement of goods, capital and labour I encourage my readers to have a look at the Open Borders Manifesto.

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