Last week I re-joined gym with Les Mills, as my previous fitness club (Revive) got shut down. The amenities provided and the corresponding higher price charged by Les Mills made two things come to mind: Why are the prices different between these gyms? Are they “extracting surplus” from me – in other words overcharging me? […]
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About Gulnara Nolan
I have a Phd in Economics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and blogging is my passion.
Views expressed are my own and not related to the organizations I work for.
Entries by Gulnara Nolan
NZIER had their annual NZIER Economics Award earlier in the week – or as we often call it NZ Economist of the Year. The winner for 2019 was John McDermott, current Executive Director and Motu and former Chief Economist of the RBNZ. John was an excellent choice for this award. He has contributed significantly to NZ and […]
As part of my job as a researcher I like to read about different topics – I have done work on health economics, labour economics, and more recently firm level economics. One topic that comes up across all these fields is the idea of a monopsony buyer for different things. Looking across this blog I’ve […]
I’ve heard the arguments that secular stagnation refers to a situation with low long-term interest rates – reaching the zero lower bound on nominal rate often – low inflation and low output growth. But what does this really mean?
It took me a while to convince myself to write about “neo-fisherism” as a solution to low trend inflation. The motivation behind neo-fisherism is relatively intuitive – we have observed nominal interest rates and inflation move together, and require an explanation that supports that stylised fact. Furthermore, the idea behind neo-fisherism is that there is […]
In my previous posts on the liquidity trap and about US Treasury bond purchases I have mentioned that central banks and governments should coordinate their policies as a part of unconventional monetary policy when the interest rates are near the zero lower bound and inflation is persistently low. However, there are costs and benefits associated […]