Posts by Patrick Kaczmarczyk

Patrick Kaczmarczyk, Doctoral Researcher, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Germany’s non-rebalancing of its mercantilist model

Contrary to recent claims that Germany has ‘quietly rebalanced’ its economy since the Eurozone crisis began, when German policy is viewed from a more long-term perspective, there has been little in the way of meaningful rebalancing In a recent LSE blog, Donato Di Carlo presents empirical evidence for what he considers a ‘quiet rebalancing’ of the German economy. Using 2010 as a … Continue reading

12 November 2018 by Patrick Kaczmarczyk
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The UK, EU and the distance effect on trade

Despite the notion of hyper-globalisation, most trade happens with countries in close geographic proximity. Tendencies towards regionalisation and the UK’s strong dependence on EU imports seem to have been forgotten in the Brexit debate A persistent feature of the Brexit debate is the conviction among Brexiteers that the UK will be able to offset any losses from trade with its … Continue reading

20 February 2018 by Patrick Kaczmarczyk
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Competition without competitors?

Coordinated policy actions are needed to tame dominant corporate power and rent-seeking The Trade and Development Report 2017 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlights the extent of some of the most worrisome structural changes in the global political economy since the crisis, and should be read as a warning for policymakers and citizens alike. For … Continue reading

10 November 2017 by Patrick Kaczmarczyk
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