Author Archives: Lambert Strether

About Lambert Strether

Lambert Strether has been blogging, managing online communities, and doing system administration 24/7 since 2003, in Drupal and WordPress. Besides political economy and the political scene, he blogs about rhetoric, software engineering, permaculture, history, literature, local politics, international travel, food, and fixing stuff around the house. The nom de plume “Lambert Strether” comes from Henry James’s The Ambassadors: “Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.” You can follow him on Twitter at @lambertstrether.

Rebooting the Eurozone: Step 1 – Agreeing a Crisis Narrative

The Eurozone needs fixing, but it is impossible to agree upon the steps to be taken without agreement on what went wrong. This column introduces a new CEPR Policy Insight that presents a consensus-narrative of the causes of the EZ Crisis. It was authored by a dozen leading economists from across the spectrum. The consensus narrative is supported by a long and growing list of economists.


The Political Aftermath of Financial Crises: Going to Extremes

Lambert here: The focus is on European parliamentary systems. Is America different? Exceptional? By Manuel Funke, Doctoral Candidate in Economics and Social Science at the Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics, University of Bonn and CEPR Research Fellow, and […]