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Will Brexit pollsters again help hedge funds make millions? (comments by Mark Blyth)

July 16, 2019 Deutsche Welle

Political economist Mark Blyth comments on the allegations that Nigel Farage may have influenced markets to help hedge funds on Brexit referendum night in 2016, and if it could happen again on October 31. "If you have a leading politician pushing in that direction, this gives the hedge funds a one-way bet, with insurance against failure. And that's the type of 'option' hedgies love the most."

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The European Union flag and the British national flag are flown outside the Palace of Westminster in London

Parliament votes in favor of Brexit extension (comments by Mark Blyth)

March 15, 2019 Supply Chain Drive

Political economist Mark Blyth comments on the British Parliament's votes toward Brexit, saying "It’s an example of what happens when democracies delegate responsibility for making serious decisions to the public and then they have to live with the consequences without ever thinking through what they’re doing."

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Two Watson Faculty Make The Political Science 400 List

January 11, 2019 Cambridge University Press

Professors Peter Andreas and Mark Blyth are mentioned in an article published by the Cambridge University Press that "identifies the 100 currently most-cited scholars, the 25 most-cited in each PhD cohort and subfield, the 40 most cited-women scholars, and the 25 most-cited emeriti."

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Adam Posen on central banks, China and the enduring power of the dollar

January 11, 2019 Financial Times

Mark Blyth, director of the Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, spoke with the Financial Times about the politicking of central banking, the hurdles to finding a U.S.-China trade war resolution, and how China can manage the financial risks building in its economy.

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Full faith and credit (interview with Mark Blyth)

October 15, 2018 WNYC's On the Media

This episode of On the Media looks at the story of money, from its uncertain origins to its digital reinvention in the form of cryptocurrency, and features political economist Mark Blyth discussing the history of money and how cryptocurrency could shape the future of money.

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Poland will be fine (interview with Mark Blyth)

September 20, 2017 Liberal Culture

Political economist Mark Blyth in an interview with Liberal Culture, "Poland will be fine. It’s not like the investments are going to stop going into countries outside the eurozone. You just have to convert it from one currency to another." 

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