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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Defusing the carbon bombs
VoxEU Talk

Defusing the carbon bombs

Recorded live at CEPR Paris Symposium 2022: Sanctions against Russia have sent the price of oil and gas rocketing – triggering more, not less, fossil fuel extraction, and some giant projects that have been called “carbon bombs”. Mar Réguant and Rick van der Ploeg tell Tim Phillips that these bombs will explode the climate commitments agreed in Paris in 2015.

Piketty
VoxEU Talk

Piketty on equality

Recorded live at CEPR Paris Symposium 2022: Thomas Piketty’s short new book promises A brief history of equality. He tells Tim Phillips about why institutions are precarious, why policymakers should consider the consequences for inequality before they intervene – but also why we should be optimistic about the long-term trends in equality.