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Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle, PhD, economist and fund manager, is the author of the bestselling books Freedom or Equality (2020), Escape from the Central Bank Trap (2017), The Energy World Is Flat​ (2015), and Life in the Financial Markets (2014).

He is a professor of global economy at IE Business School in Madrid.

Ranked as one of the top twenty most influential economists in the world in 2016 and 2017 by Richtopia, he holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a postgraduate degree in higher business studies and a master’s degree in economic investigation. He is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London.

Lacalle is a regular collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Hedgeye, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, Mises Institute, and the Epoch Times as well as an occasional consultant for the World Economic Forum, Focus Economics, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other major news publications around the world.

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Government Intervention Is Fueling Food Shortages

World History

Blog06/24/2022

Neither the Ukraine war nor tough weather changes would threaten a global food shortage in a normal market environment. Unfortunately, world markets are riddled with regulations, killing production.

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US Household Saving Rate Vanishes, Credit Card Debt Soars

Money and Banks

Blog06/22/2022

The United States economy may have delivered no growth in the first half of 2022 after the decline in the first quarter, narrowly avoiding a technical recession.

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Powell's "Soft Landing" Is Impossible

Money and Banks

Blog06/20/2022

After more than a decade of monetary stimulus fueling elevated asset valuations and incentivizing an enormous leveraged bet on risk, a soft landing is impossible.

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How Money Printing Destroyed Argentina and Can Destroy Others

Blog06/18/2022

Inflation in Argentina is far worse than neighboring countries. It has only one cause: an extractive and confiscatory monetary policy—printing pesos without control and without demand.

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The Chinese Slowdown: Much More Than Covid

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/07/2022

It is easy to blame the covid-19 lockdowns for the weakening Chinese economy, but that would be a gross simplification.

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