Contributor: Simon Evenett

China-EU solar panel trade dispute: Rhetoric versus reality

| 7 June 2013
Blog, Trade | Tags: Antidumping, Energy, Renewables, Subsidies
This article was first published on VoxEU.org and is republished with permission. Following a complaint lodged on 25 July 2012 by EU Pro Sun, an association representing around 20 EU-based producers of solar panels and components, the European Commission initiated an investigation into potential Chinese ... continue reading

Sense & nonsense in end of year reviews

| 21 January 2013
Blog, Fiscal, Trade | Tags: Forecasting
The turn of every calendar year witnesses a spate of reviews by pundits in the media. For a columnist, these reviews are an attractive vehicle, ideally drawing upon events from the previous 12 months and combining them with insights into developments relating to the next ... continue reading

Making sense of economic policy

| 6 June 2012
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Austerity
The past week has seen a marked deterioration in economic sentiment. Job creation numbers in the US were lousy. More evidence of a growth slowdown in China was made public. India’s political paralysis continues. And, in Europe at present, the focus of so many fears, ... continue reading