VoxTalks

Learn about groundbreaking new research, commentary and policy ideas from the world's leading economists. Currently presented by Tim Phillips.

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Helicopter money
VoxEU Talk

What can helicopter money do?

If you're going to drop lots of money from a helicopter, what will happen to the economy? When would it make a difference, and to who? Helicopter money is increasingly being taken seriously as policy. Ricardo Reis tells Tim Phillips whether helicopter money really can solve our economic problems.

Voxtalk: Helping fathers to acknowledge paternity
VoxEU Talk

Helping fathers to acknowledge paternity

If fathers don't acknowledge paternity, it affects both mother and child. Should the state increase financial support for single parents, should we incentivise marriage – or is there another option? Anna Raute tells Tim Phillips that the surprising impact of an unrelated German social policy suggests there may be.

Thiemel
VoxEU Talk

The limits of microfinance

Microfinance has helped millions of the world's poor build better lives. But can it help the world's poorest people, who spend most of their lives growing food to feed their families, to diversify into other jobs? Jack Thiemel tells Tim Phillips about the impact of one of these projects, and what it tells us about the best ways to help the ultra-poor.

Raising the pressure on Putin
VoxEU Talk

Raising the pressure on Putin

Which economic sanctions against Russia are lawful, which are politically feasible, and which will bite? In the second of VoxEU's series of commentaries on the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine, Luis Garicano - economist and MEP - describes what has been done so far and what more can be done.