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Paul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, author and an Honorary Professor at the Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester
Andy Haldane’s criticisms of the Bank of England’s persistence with higher rates are misguided. Just as near-zero rates following the financial crisis were hardly a stimulus to growth, the more recent actions of the MPC can’t be said to be ‘crushing the economy’, says Paul Ormerod Criticising the Bank of England has become fashionable in [...]
The intriguing factor governing low household spending isn't mortgages or energy prices, argues Paul Ormerod, but saving...
If productivity can be raised, more services can be provided to the public for any given level of spending, writes Paul Ormerod
With lecturers incentivised to carry out worthless research and students let in on ability to pay, it is high time universities were reformed.
As the share of adults in the UK who are married drops below 50 per cent for the first time ever, economists as well as romantics should be concerned, writes Paul Ormerod
Port Talbot workers have been left in the lurch, but the steelworks' closure is part and parcel of progress, writes Paul Ormerod.
Gen Z have been lambasted as lazy, but their desire to push back the corporate timeline makes economic sense, writes Paul Ormerod.
Germany is struggling; but its discontent is emblematic of a problem the whole of Western Europe must address, writes Paul Ormerod
As the government prepares to shut its 'happiness unit' , Paul Ormerod looks at why focusing on GDP is more likely to boost the country's wellbeing.
Yes, we can defend Europe’s borders more stringently, but we need to think bigger if we are to address the root of our immigration issue, writes Paul Ormerod
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