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14

Jul

Corporate governance: what it is about and why it matters

The people at the very top of our large corporations: what guides the decisions they take and does it matter? The TUC’s new pamphlet on “corporate governance” is made up of contri…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy

03

Sep

A New Golden Rule

The proposal for a new ‘golden rule’ for the conduct of macroeconomic policy, published in a new report by the Fabian Society, takes our earlier arguments about the importance of c…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy

23

Jun

The relationship between the corporate surplus and NFC domestic investment and net FDI in the UK

Does the rise in corporate savings since 2001 reflect the fact that UK companies have been creating and acquiring assets abroad rather than creating them at home?  Whereas the latt…

  • Author: Teodor Todorov
  • Category: Economic Policy

19

Apr

How good is the OBR's forecast of the corporate surplus and what does it tell us?

If the public sector deficit is to come down, the other sectors’ surpluses must come down too, especially that of the corporate sector which is the biggest of them.  This is indeed…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy

12

Apr

Some possible explanations for the corporate sector surplus

What explanations have been offered for the UK’s large and long-standing corporate sector surplus, which seems at odds with the conventional economic view of corporations as borrow…

  • Author: Dominic Muir
  • Category: Economic Policy

29

Mar

What accounts for the growth of the corporate sector surplus?

As with the savings of individuals or households, the UK corporate sector surplus can be higher either because income is higher or because spending and other outgoings are lower.  …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy

04

Feb

A chronic corporate sector surplus

The corporate sector surplus did not just emerge on the back of the recession but has instead been ever present since 2002.  While a temporary surplus is quite normal, a persistent…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy