Articles by Marcus Nunes

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Marcus Nunes
João Marcus Marinho Nunes is a partner of Phynance Estratégias Quantitativas e Investimentos and a professor of Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil. He also blogs here:

Wolfgang Schäuble


German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sought to turn the tables on critics of his fiscal-discipline push, saying he’s actually the better Keynesian.

Australia Tries to Find ‘Balance’

Being one of the very few countries (two others are Poland and Israel) whose monetary policy managed to avoid a recession on the heels of the 2008-09 crisis, Australia is a natural object of Schadenfreude!

Singapore harbour

Et tu Singapore? Another central bank suffocates the economy?

July 22, 2015 | By Benjamin Cole via Marcus NunesHistorinhas | Singapore is every economist’s favorite nation, for its often free-market or price-sensitive approach to government. And the city-state has boomed for generations, verifying economists are right. But now, reports The Economist in its July 18 issue, Singapore’s productivity is dying on the vine, much like that of the United States, or Europe.

What central bankers have forgotten

July 10, 2015 | By Benjamin Cole via Marcus Nunes’ HistorinhasAs a lot, central bankers are not entrepreneurs or real estate developers, and are very risk-averse, and are minutely concerned with the strict control of prices (as measured) as opposed to robust prosperity.


BIS proposes sadomonetarism to promote recovery

July 1, 2015 | By Benjamin Cole via Marcus NunesHistorinhas | The central banker’s club known as the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), suitably HQ’ed in Basel, Switzerland, this past weekend released its annual report, and advocated the globe’s major central banks raise interest rates to combat the chronic lack of aggregate demand and low inflation-deflation dogging the world’s developed economies.

Jeb Bush the populist

SAO PAULO | June 20, 2015 | By Marcus Nunes via HistorinhasUS 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush has set his presidential goal at 4 percent growth and 19 million new jobs. To do that, he would first have to “recruit” the Fed. Unfortunately, if the Fed acquiesced bad things would happen.