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Sam van de Schootbrugge

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Sam van de Schootbrugge is a macro research economist taking a one year industrial break from his Ph.D. in Economics. He has 2 years of experience working in government and has an MPhil degree in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge. His research expertise are in international finance, macroeconomics and fiscal policy.


  • Coronavirus Immigration

    In: Deep Dives | COVID-19 Sustainability & Social Issues

    Early Border Closures Can Control COVID-19 Caseloads

    August 05, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. Almost no country has…

  • Mobility

    In: Deep Dives | COVID-19 Data, Models & Market Infrastructure

    Mobility, Not Lockdown Easing, Will Drive The Recovery

    July 29, 2020

    Changing Behaviour is More Important Than Easing Lockdown Measures The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt both health and economic blows. As new data…

  • In: Deep Dives | Equities Fiscal Policy & Inequality

    Trump Tax Cuts – Which Sectors Were the Eventual Winners?

    July 22, 2020

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Some Win, Some Lose, Markets Got It Wrong On the 22 December 2017, President Trump…

  • In: Deep Dives | Data, Models & Market Infrastructure Growth & Labour Market US

    US Labour Market Data Is Calculated Incorrectly

    July 01, 2020

    A provocative new paper argues that US labour market data contains several biases that systematically understate the level of unemployment in the…

  • In: Deep Dives | Equities Investment Strategy Rates

    Rethinking Stock Valuations Using A Bond Dividend Approach

    June 24, 2020

    The global economy’s problematic re-emergence from the Great Recession revived interest in Alvin Hansen’s 1939 secular stagnation hypothesis…

  • China Yuan

    In: Deep Dives | China & Hong Kong Economics FX

    China’s Strategy To Make CNY The Dominant International Currency

    June 17, 2020

    In 2016, the IMF included the Chinese renminbi (RMB) in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket with a weight of 10.9%. Prior to its inclusion, this…