Magdalena is an interdisciplinary thinker who believes that financial and economic events cannot be understood without seeing their political, social, and historic background. In the limited free time that this attitude leaves her with, she pursues her interests in arts, photography, and non-business travel.
By Magdalena Polan - June 19, 2018 1 mins
Without adjustment on the home front, we believe that President Donald Trump's push to reduce the trade deficit is unlikely to improve the US trade balance, or boost domestic employment and growth. However, his outspoken approach and questioning of the prevailing trade system may be the very jolt that global trade negotiators need to update their thinking and move ahead with a constantly changing global economy and patterns of trade.
By Magdalena Polan - May 15, 2018 2 mins
'War on trade' is the topic of the moment, but in my view it is an element of a wider political trend. Here's a whistle-stop tour of what's happened thus far. I'll then hand over to Erik in a future post to cover things from China's angle.
By Magdalena Polan - October 25, 2017 3 mins
Developing countries face more favourable demographic prospects than the ageing developed markets. But it takes more than favourable age structure to boost growth. To reap the demographic dividend, many developing countries need much better conditions for employment and investment.
By Magdalena Polan - July 26, 2017 3 mins
We look at the ways the EU can affect policies in member states ranging from diplomatic suasion to legal challenges and financial penalties, or changes to the EU budget, in the context of controversial laws passed recently in Poland.
By Magdalena Polan - September 15, 2016 3 mins
Can higher public spending ease growth woes in all countries and double-charge monetary easing? As it always turns out when you talk about economics: it depends.