Macroeconomic research lead by John Llewellyn
Llewellyn consulting was founded by John Llewellyn and Partners, a former Chief Economist at Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Previously, John Llewellyn spent over 20 years at the OECD in various senior roles. Now offering economic consulting and advisory with particularly focus on the impact of new technologies and macroeconomics. 

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Global Letter: A tale of toggle PIKs

( < 1 min read ) Credit market excesses typically occur in times of low interest rates, when investor demand for higher-yielding instruments leads to the creation of asset classes with returns that, in hindsight, were out of line with the risk involved. So it is of at least prima face concern 1 that yields on

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Global Letter: Groundhog day in Turkey

( 4 mins read ) Turkey has once again succumbed to some of its all too familiar failings. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose We at Llewellyn Consulting have long argued that some economies behave as if they are prisoners of their own history. There often seems to be something in a country’s

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Comment: The importance of inflation expectations

( 9 mins read ) Inflation has been under control for several decades and is historically low. But opinion is now divided: some fear enduring ‘lowflation’; others price instability. Much will depend on the future dynamics of inflation expectations. For now, inflation expectations are muted; indeed perhaps too muted for comfort. This points to continued

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Life extension

( < 1 min read ) Life extension aims to extend dramatically humans’ healthy lifespan; but current approaches lack evidence. Related Reports Technologies series – Brain-Computer Interfaces – January 2020 Technologies series – Immunotherapies – March 2020 Climate change and disease spread: from nature to humans Technologies series – Electronic skin – March 2020 Dr. Peng

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Economic Risks

( 6 mins read ) OECD: second waves and double dips The first half saw the sharpest and broadest contraction in OECD economic activity since the Great Depression. After a rapid rebound in Q3, when lockdowns were eased, recovery has slackened off in the face of viral resurgences. Performance has differed considerably. In particular, the

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Comment – Default Options

( 11 mins read ) The world’s poorer nations are confronted by sharp recessions that threaten to endure. Poverty and inequality are rising rapidly, reversing earlier global income convergence. Public finances are coming under growing duress, and debt distress is mounting. The external liquidity support provided to date is looking increasingly inadequate. Defaults threaten to

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Historically low inflation is a global phenomenon

( 2 mins read ) It is not just confined to the advanced economies Inflation in emerging market and developing economies 1.       Inflation fell to extraordinarily low levels in the emerging and developing (EMD) economies in the early stages of the pandemic, before staging a partial recovery. −         The three-month annualised rate of change in headline EMD

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Global Letter – Cold realities

( 4 mins read ) Press play to listen Broader ramifications of COVID are set to come into sharper relief, not least in the UK. Tough economic times coming Commentary in today’s 24/7 news world tends to be intrinsically incremental. But step back and reflect, and it becomes clear that fundamental changes are afoot –

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Next-generation nuclear

( 4 mins read ) Safer, smaller, more efficient, the next generation of nuclear power is on the horizon – but not much closer. What it is Next-generation nuclear aims to address the various safety, sustainability, efficiency, and cost issues that afflict older reactors, many of which are scheduled to be shut down in the

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Postcard: Staycation in London

( 4 mins read ) Cleaner, less noisy, less polluted, but operating well below capacity. Not being keen on self-isolating, we decided not to travel abroad this year, but rather to have a (ghastly word) ‘staycation’ in London. After all, many people travel far to holiday in London, so why not us – sans the

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Chart of the month – Europe – Change in the fiscal stance

( 2 mins read ) Europe’s recovery requires that fiscal policy not be tightened prematurely … that the mistakes of the post Global Financial Crisis period be avoided   Fiscal policy worldwide has been expanded extraordinarily in response to the pandemic Support to incomes and employment has significantly moderated declines in real activity However, this

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Aggregate demand policy in a time of COVID

( 21 mins read ) Press play to listen Large increases in government expenditure generally necessitate restraint elsewhere However at present significant resources are lying idle: no such sacrifice is needed Hence increases in government exenditure currently need not be financed by borrowing Neither need they be recorded as increases in debt owed to the

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Focus – Abenomics is found wanting

( 14 mins read ) Press play to listen The record of Abenomics is at best mixed, and at worst a chronicle of failure. Overall growth potential is minimal, lowflation embedded, and vulnerability to shocks high. Orthodox macro policy is now exhausted, and progress in structural reform has been sluggish. Outright monetary finance may be

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Cancer vaccines

( 3 mins read ) What it is Cancer vaccines enable people’s immune systems to target cancer cells, instead of an infectious agent, such as a virus or bacterium. They aim either to prevent cancer or to cure it. 1 How it works Vaccination is probably the most successful public health intervention in history, and

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Economics Risks

( 6 mins read ) Viral resurgences further set back incipient recoveries Balance sheet distress intensifies, not least in the EMs Fiscal policy support is withdrawn too soon Real activity takes several years to return to recent highs Near-zero inflation becomes embedded in the euro area A ‘no-deal’ Brexit greatly adds to the UK’s economic

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The world is awash with debt. Not all of it can possibly be paid back. For many emerging market economies in particular, a coherent programme of debt forgiveness is desperately needed. Read our Partner's piece published this week in @IPEnews here:

Our partner John Llewellyn was asked to write an opinion piece for the @FT, placing the UK’s economic situation in its European context.

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Major #recessions almost invariably last at least 3 years. Often the episodes last 4 or 5 years; sometimes even longer; and in one case – Italy – GDP is yet to get back to where it was in 2007:

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Money Talks! US and UK money supply increase to levels not seen since 1970s. Support of risky assets @LlewellynEcon #inflation #moneysupply

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