Weekend list #26

Options for a ‘Global Britain’ after Brexit

Brakman, Garretsen and Kohl argue that UK has no trade-enhancing alternative to an agreement with the EU that essentially mimics its current situation.

Saving and wealth inequality

De Nardi and Fella survey the savings mechanisms generated by the transmission of bequests and human capital.

Why are economists giving Piketty the cold shoulder?

Despite Piketty’s resonance with the public, his book was mostly greeted with hostility by professional economists.

Do other people’s expectations affect our lives? (video)

Do mathematical models really predict our behaviour? Robert E. Lucas wasn’t convinced.

The beauty of uncertainty (video)

Thomas J. Sargent, Bocconi Chair in Risk inaugural lecture.