Economist Kenneth “Ken” Rogoff. Financial repression is a term popularised by Mr  Rogoff and Carmen Reinhardt, well known for their extensive research into what happens after a debt crisis. Photo: Bloomberg

Financial repression is a term popularised by the economists Ken Rogoff andCarmen Reinhardt, well known for their extensive research into what happens(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister (left) and Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, on the opening day of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

US economist Ken Rogoff has advised Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reiterate his demand for Irish debt relief at the World Economic Forum today in Davos. Mr (...)

Both inspired tribal loyalties, both tended to be feted by those who support sound money and fiscal conservatism, and both were buried this wee(...)