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Welcome to the Economic Surplus, the newsletter brought to you by the Marshall Society! We are the University of Cambridge's flagship economics society. Every week, we bring you our bespoke commentary on economic trends, updates on our exclusive members' events as well as a summary of the headlines you can't ignore! You've probably received this email because you were previously subscribed to the Marshall Society's old email list, but if you have been forwarded this by a friend, feel free to subscribe here!
The first week's Marshall Thoughts are written by Aron Árnason. Read it here, at our Research Analyst team's newest repository of reports and thought-pieces: https://marshallsociety.com/thoughts/uncategorized/swedens-cashless-future
In Case You Missed it:
Why the price of oil has dropped despite new constraints on Russian supply: https://www.ft.com/content/202d0463-184c-4b14-8eb9-6fc80f147b16
How the West fell out of love with economic growth: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/12/11/how-the-west-fell-out-of-love-with-economic-growth
The UK government’s policy on public sector pay is foolish: https://www.ft.com/content/ca81509b-e929-487f-8975-49d75dc4f78d
For bond investors, every country is an emerging market now: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/12/08/every-country-is-an-emerging-market-now
The subsequent week’s Marshall Thoughts are written by Qianyi Huang. Read it here, at our Research Analyst team's newest repository of reports and thought-pieces: https://marshallsociety.com/thoughts/uncategorized/energy-and-food-crisis-in-nigeria-and-africa-the-oil-curse-revised-under-global-inflation
In Case You Missed it:
Inflation is falling—but not enough: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/12/07/inflation-is-falling-but-not-enough
EU’s trading partners accuse bloc of protectionism over carbon tax plan: https://www.ft.com/content/67c1ea12-7495-43ff-9718-7189cef48fd6
The struggle to put a carbon price on a flight: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/12/15/the-struggle-to-put-a-carbon-price-on-a-flight
Hong Kong launches first crypto ETFs: https://www.ft.com/content/8a0d3ae9-4957-4ae9-a59d-496d5abbf6a3
That's it from us for now!
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