Commentary

August 11, 2020
Commentary

Hanke’s World Inflation Update

Each day, I use purchasing power parity and high‐​frequency data to measure prices in the countries with the world’s highest inflation rates.

National Review (Online)
July 28, 2020
Commentary

Mothball Central Banks and Dollarize

Most central banks in emerging countries produce junk currencies, banking crises, instability, and economic misery. These central banks should have been mothballed and put in museums long ago.

National Review (Online)
July 23, 2020
Commentary

Lebanon Hyperinflates

Just how has Lebanon found itself in such an inglorious position? For years, the Lebanese government, the central bank (Banque du Liban), and savers played a game.

National Review (Online)
February 6, 2020
Commentary

Iran Is Not Hyperinflating

While Iran came close to hyperinflating in the fall of 2012, it has never experienced an episode of hyperinflation.

National Review (Online)
February 2, 2020
Commentary

The Economists’ Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society by Binyamin Applebaum

A decade after the financial crisis, and in the wake of President Trump’s election and Brexit, one might expect Left‐​wing critiques of the “era of neoliberalism” and the Anglo‐​Saxon “economic model” to be ten a penny. But as political tectonic plates shift, criticism of free market economics is no longer confined to the Left.

UK Telegraph