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European Spring is reviewed as part of the lead review in this week’s Economist. The Economist writes: Philippe Legrain, who once worked for The Economist, was another close observer of the euro crisis, as an economic adviser to the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso. His conclusions are similar to Mr Pisani-Ferry’s, if more stridently expressed. […]

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“The notion that migration is a one-way movement of permanent settlement is outdated. Most of it is temporary—and it’s time the debate about immigration recognised this reality,” argues Philippe Legrain, an analyst of immigration and the author of “Aftershock”, a recent book analysing economic changes in the wake of the financial crash. Read the full […]

Posted 29 Aug 2011 in Blog, Immigration, The Economist
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No. I won the debate against David Goodhart on The Economist’s website, by 51%-49%. Thank you to everyone who voted No. Tweet

Posted 29 Aug 2011 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, The Economist
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As the world economy tiptoes back from the precipice, there is a growing appetite for books that try to read the future. Two thoughtful studies—one by a former Economist journalist and commentator on globalisation, Philippe Legrain, and the other by Raghuram Rajan, once the chief economist at the IMF and now at the University of Chicago—aim […]

Posted 11 Jun 2010 in Aftershock, Blog, The Economist
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Free trade means that a great product from a small country can succeed in global competition. That is how New Zealand’s Mike Moore came to be the new head of the World Trade Organisation.

Posted 26 Aug 1999 in Published articles, The Economist, Trade
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Charlene Barshefsky, America’s trade supremo, is a brilliant lawyer. It may be a fatal weakness.

Posted 21 Jan 1999 in Published articles, The Economist, Trade