Andrew Bailey presents a giant novelty £10 note to Sarah Darwin.
Should we end free banking?
By Alex Hern - 24 May 14:57

Andrew Bailey, the Bank of England's Executive Director, spoke today on the future of UK banking, and argued that we nede to tackle "the dangerous myth of free in-credit banking".

Recession deniers proved wrong
By David Blanchflower - 24 May 13:14

Our economics editor gives his verdict.

New Statesman
Opinionomics | 24 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 24 May 9:06

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the fiscal cliff. Don't fall off!

New Statesman
Opinionomics | 23 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 23 May 11:24

Must-read comment and analysis. OMG, WTF IMF?

The surprising truth about the pay gap
By Alex Hern - 23 May 10:27

Is it all about babies?

Occupy the Euro
Occupy the Euro
By Alex Hern - 23 May 7:41

From Sky's Ed Conway comes this fantastic picture of German protestors quite literally occupying the euro (notice the little red tent).

New Statesman
Opinionomics | 22 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 22 May 14:18

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring almost no Eurozone, for once.

New Statesman
Six oddities from the TPA's tax plan
By Alex Hern - 22 May 11:21

All in all, a slightly strange report.

New Statesman
Don’t keep it a secret
By Alastair Harper - 21 May 15:23

The case for national communications on energy use

New Statesman
Can Wonga lecture on responsible finance?
By Carl Packman - 21 May 14:54

And more importantly, would you let them do so to your children?

New Statesman
Opinionomics | 21 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 21 May 12:14

Must-read comment and analysis. The rapidly receding chance of everything being alright in the Euroz

New Statesman
St Helena opens up to world trade
By Alex Hern - 21 May 11:16

The remote island is due to open its airport, and is looking for a statistician to deal with the con

Rita Manso, 26, part-time worker and student, serves cocktails
Underemployment: the UK’s response to economic weakness
By Tony Dolphin - 18 May 14:00

Why is the UK suffering an underemployment crisis?

New Statesman
Inflation: It's worse than it seems
By Lauren Buljubasic - 18 May 13:50

Low wage growth + High price growth = Misery.

Lighting over Athens, but the power's out.
This is what "savage austerity" looks like
By Alex Hern - 18 May 11:53

Let's avoid the euphemisms

Pensioners in Blackpool
Generation Strains
By Bobby Duffy and Duncan OLeary - 18 May 10:44

The generational divide isn't just in how much we get, but also how much we want to give.

Opinionomics | 18 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 18 May 10:20

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the Eurozone. Not featuring much optimism.

Landmark pork deal between UK and China.
By New Statesman - 18 May 9:00

China agrees £50m trade deal with UK.

Credibility and the confidence fairies
By Dom Boyle - 17 May 17:46

Low interest rates have nothing to do with "our hard-won credibility"

A man withdraws money from a Bankia cashpoint
Not a good day to be a European bank
By Alex Hern - 17 May 16:01

Bank jogs continue merrily along.

Helicopter landing
Helicopter parenting: 3% of recent US graduates' parents sat in on job interviews
By Alex Hern - 17 May 13:18

61 per cent expect a high salary, but only 33 per cent think they have high expectations

Greek shoppers in Athens
Cameron offers the eurozone advice
By Alex Hern - 17 May 12:10

The PM offers advice to Europe but suggests little change at home.

A closed branch of Eurobank in Athens
Opinionomics | 17 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 17 May 9:58

Must-read comment and analysis. Bank jogging our way to Grexit. Yes, that's a real sentence.

Intesa San Paolo
It's a good thing Moody's don't run Italy
By Alex Hern - 16 May 15:39

Consistency: not the CRA's strong point.

Euro celebrations in brighter days; a field is mowed and stained into a coin
Eurocrisis, 1998
By Alex Hern - 16 May 12:58

Ten months before the euro was introduced, Paul de Grauwe described the present crisis.

A replica of the one drachma coin.
Who's to blame for "Grexit"?
By Alex Hern - 16 May 12:04

Not the phenomenon; the word.

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande
Opinionomics | 16 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 16 May 9:54

Must-read comment and analysis. Grexit! Grexit! Grexit!

Sarkozy and Hollande
Opinionomics | 15 May 2012
By Alex Hern - 15 May 12:12

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring economists vs Paul Krugman