Kenneth Rogoff

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Swiss armed security personnel on the rooftop of a hotel in Davos on the opening day of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: Abrice Coffrini/AFP

The skies over the Swiss Alps cleared on Tuesday after the biggest snowfall in the 48-year history of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. As s(...)

Michael Corbat, chief executive of Citigroup: “If the turn comes, and it will come” on financial markets, the risk is that it “will be more violent”

Investors’ moves to shrug off the US government shutdown over the weekend represented another “concerning” sign of ambivalence among investors about r(...)

The soaring value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes despite growing warnings over a price bubble

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 (€4,217) to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5(...)

Nothing happening here. Britain should paly for time, argues Martin Wolf.

On May 22nd, one Boris Johnson gave his forecast for the UK’s post-referendum future: “Given the choice between taking back control or being sucked ev(...)

NYSE traders: Research suggests a strong link between overconfidence and overtrading. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Do you understand the basics about money, or are you liable to trip yourself up when it comes to everyday financial matters? Test your financial liter(...)

Andrey Kostin (centre) , chief executive officer of VTB Bank PJSC, makes a telephone call between sessions during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The world economy is precariously balanced between continued recovery and a third leg of the global financial crisis, according to leading economists (...)

Central bankers around the world including the Fed’s Janet Yellen (pictured) are trying to reach an annual inflation target of 2 per cent. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

Monty Bennett hasn’t seen anything quite like today’s stubbornly low inflation in his long career as a hotelier. Occupancy at the Ashford Group of Co(...)

The  European Central Bank HQ in Frankfurt: Kenneth Rogoff believes  Northern Europeans are being “penny wise and pound foolish” not to agree to broad writedowns for vulnerable economies in Europe. Photograph: Daniel RolandAFP/Getty Images

Ireland should go back to the negotiating table for a “significant” debt writedown after the crisis in Greece is resolved, a former International Mone(...)

The People’s Bank of China headquarters in Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Huge expansions in credit followed by crises and attempts to manage the aftermath have become a feature of the world economy. Today the US and Brit(...)

The Apple Watch hype has been remarkable, given the device’s obvious shortcomings. Do people need or want a phone on their wrist? Why bother, when sma(...)

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