Publications

The Centre has a regular discussion paper series dedicated to academic research, as well as a special paper series focused on policy analysis. In addition, affiliated researchers publish a variety of books, reports and opinion pieces.

Opinion Pieces
Jun 2020
Cevat G. Aksoy, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka
What will be the political legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic? This column uses data from the 2006-2018 Gallup World Polls to show that epidemic exposure during an individual’s ‘impressionable years’ of 18 to 25 has a persistent negative effect on...
Opinion Pieces
May 2020
Cevat G. Aksoy, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka
It is argued that COVID-19 will reverse the ongoing trend of challenging the value of science and the integrity of scientists. This column shows that exposure to epidemics in one’s country of residence during the ‘impressionable years’ of ages 18 to...
Opinion Pieces
Mar 2020
Many comparisons have been made between the coronavirus crisis and the global systemic crisis in 2008. This column argues that seen through the lens of exogenous and endogenous risk, these two crises are quite different. Coronavirus is unlikely to...
Opinion Pieces
Mar 2020
Artificial intelligence, such as the Bank of England Bot, is set to take over an increasing number of central bank functions. This column argues that the increased use of AI in central banking will bring significant cost and efficiency benefits, but...
Opinion Pieces
Jan 2020
European banks have been criticised for holding too much domestic government debt during the recent euro area crisis, intensifying the doom loop between sovereign and bank credit risks. This column deviates from previous research that focused on '...
Opinion Pieces
Dec 2019
Given that China is a strategic and economic rival to the US, the Trump administration’s framework for US-China trade makes far more sense than one that focuses on economic benefits alone.
Opinion Pieces
Dec 2019
Financial institutions are increasingly outsourcing information technology to the cloud, motivated by efficiency, security, and cost. This column argues that the consequence is likely to be short- and medium-term stability at the cost of the...
Opinion Pieces
Aug 2019
The type of risk we most care about is long-term, what happens over years or decades, but we tend to manage that risk over short periods. This column argues that the dissonance of risk is that we measure and manage what we don't care about and...
Opinion Pieces
Aug 2019
As central banks accumulate ever more job functions, their reputation risk increases. This column offers a cautionary tale from Iceland where, after the central bank was put in charge of capital controls, it was subject to severe attacks because of...
Opinion Pieces
Jun 2019
Orkun Saka, Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji and Angelo Martelli
Financial crises play a key role in changing existing policies concerning financial markets and institutions. This column provides new evidence for the negative impact of financial crises on the process of financial liberalisation. It also shows,...

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