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Chris Dillow

Too big to succeed Tesco's troubles remind us that investors often under-estimate the power of diseconomies of scale. ...

21 July 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. The profit squeeze

    28 July 2014

    Falling productivity means lower profits as well as lower real wages.

    Workers’ real wages haven’t fallen because they are being more exploited by bosses. They’ve fallen because productivity has fallen.

  2. Fed moves closer to exit

    25 July 2014

    The US Federal Reserve will stop quantitative easing soon

    'Cheap and ubiquitous money breeds complacency'

  3. The stagnation threat

    25 July 2014

    We could be facing many years of low average economic growth. This should change the way we think about investing

    'A lack of technical progress is holding back growth' Technical change destroys old companies. What looks like stagnation might therefore be just a lull before a new phase of growth.

  4. Why gilt yields are low

    24 July 2014

    Fifty-somethings' chances of a prosperous retirement depend on the apparently abstruse question: what if anything is wrong with the expectations hypothesis of the yield curve?

    'Gilt yields might be too low now because the market is over-reacting to a low Bank rate and the possibility of secular stagnation'

  5. Next week's economics: 28 July - 1 Aug

    24 July 2014

    Strong growth will prompt the US Federal Reserve to reduce its quantitative easing again next week

    'House prices being driven up by a lack of supply and by foreign cash buyers more than by rising mortgage debt'

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