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.

MY ARTICLES


  • In: Hive Exclusives | COVID-19

    Is COVID-19 Beginning To Transmit To The Vulnerable?

    October 19, 2020

    Overview Last week, France, Italy, Germany and the UK all recorded their largest daily increase in new cases since mass testing began…

  • In: Deep Dives | Economics Sustainability & Social Issues

    Which Country Has the Best-Quality Elites?

    October 14, 2020

    Executive Summary Elite members of economies currently face intense scrutiny, yet not all are created equal. Academics at the University of St.…

  • In: Hive Exclusives | COVID-19

    The UK’s ‘Bleak Mathematics’

    October 12, 2020

    With Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiling a new three-level alert system, we look at the ongoing COVID-19 developments in the UK. Cases…

  • In: Hive Exclusives | Economics FX Monetary Policy & Inflation

    Which Country Has The Cheapest iPhone?

    October 09, 2020

    Apple’s October ‘special event’ is just one week away, spelling the arrival of a new iPhone – probably the 12. In the…

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

    Why ETFs Don’t Always Follow Their Underlying Market

    October 07, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the most popular investment vehicles. However, there have been persistent concerns…

  • In: Hive Exclusives | COVID-19 Data, Models & Market Infrastructure

    Mobility And COVID-19 Cases Are Correlating With Equities

    October 01, 2020

    Summary: Deaths reach 1 million, placing COVID-19 among the top 20 deadliest pandemics Average daily deaths are now higher than most leading…

  • Market Liquidity

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

    How Market Liquidity Disappeared During The COVID-19 Crisis

    September 30, 2020

    The Essence of the Piece The Fed conducted a study on Treasury market liquidity during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. They…

  • In: Hive Exclusives | FX Geopolitics US

    How Do Markets Trade Around US Elections?

    September 29, 2020

    Going into this year’s US presidential election, we have a Republican incumbent whose party currently holds majority control in the Senate but…

  • In: Deep Dives | Data, Models & Market Infrastructure FX Investment Strategy

    Excess Returns In FX Volatility Markets

    September 23, 2020

    The academic paper we review this week shows that a carry trade in volatility, a long-short strategy that buys implied volatility at…

  • In: Hive Exclusives | COVID-19

    Are Fewer COVID-19 Deaths Causing Complacency?

    September 22, 2020

     As the COVID-19 second wave takes hold, differences in government responses appear unable to explain differences in infection rates across European countries.…

  • In: Deep Dives | Business & Technology Credit

    How Big Tech Lenders Will Disrupt The Business Cycle

    September 16, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell A new BIS paper finds that Big Tech lenders using big data to assess creditworthiness hold informational…

  • BTC

    In: Deep Dives | Business & Technology

    How Bitcoin Prices Are Manipulated

    September 09, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell From 1 March 2017 to 31 March 2018, the actual Bitcoin price rose from around $1,191 to…

  • In: Deep Dives | Economics Investment Strategy

    High-Frequency Capital Flow Proxies Are Good At Predicting BoP Flows

    September 02, 2020

    Introduction Policymakers need timely information on capital flows to inform decisions on monetary policy and foreign exchange intervention. Official balance of payments…

  • US Election Ballot

    In: Deep Dives | Data, Models & Market Infrastructure Investment Strategy US

    US Elections And Stock Market Performance

    August 26, 2020

    With the US presidential elections a little over two months away, what can we infer from the existing body of literature around…

  • Hedge Funds and Asset Managers

    In: Deep Dives | Investment Strategy Rates

    How Hedge Funds And Asset Managers Make Money In Bonds

    August 19, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell There has always been a question of how hedge funds and asset managers make money. By exploiting…

  • In: Deep Dives | Business & Technology Monetary Policy & Inflation

    FinTech And BigTech Are Taking Over

    August 12, 2020

    The Context A new IMF paper looks at how innovations in information and communication have (i) provided greater opportunities for new financial…

  • 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…

  • In: Deep Dives | Business & Technology Credit

    How Big Tech Lenders Will Disrupt The Business Cycle

    September 16, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell A new BIS paper finds that Big Tech lenders using big data to assess creditworthiness hold informational…

  • BTC

    In: Deep Dives | Business & Technology

    How Bitcoin Prices Are Manipulated

    September 09, 2020

    The Study in a Nutshell From 1 March 2017 to 31 March 2018, the actual Bitcoin price rose from around $1,191 to…

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