Spring 2016 — Uncertainty

Monetary Determinism

Andrew Womer examines the impact of financial globalisation on monetary policy independence Any of those who have glanced at an undergraduate economics textbook will be familiar with the idea of the so-called ‘policy trilemma’ or ‘impossible trinity’. Frequently accredited to the economists Robert Mundell and Marcus Fleming, the policy trilemma Read more…

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Spring 2016 — Uncertainty

To Predict and Serve

Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson explores how police departments employ predictive methods to compensate for limited resources. In 1994, at a time of increased gang violence and crime, the LAPD trialed CompStat, the first of many modelling tools for predictive policing. Since then, justice systems around the world have incorporated predictive policing technology at Read more…

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Spring 2016 — Uncertainty

The Weight of Wages

Elizabeth Dietz explores the frequently overlooked emotional component of  labour In the modern economy, along with greater economic uncertainty, there is an increased demand for emotional labour. Emotional labour here refers to the process where workers manage their feelings in accordance with organisationally defined rules and norms. Pret A Manger even Read more…

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