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Servaas Storm

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Servaas Storm is a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change.

He is a Senior Lecturer at Delft University of Technology. He obtained a PhD in Economics (in 1992) from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His work has appeared in Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, Eastern Economic Review, Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, International Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

His latest book, co-authored by C.W.M. Naastepad, is Macroeconomics Beyond the NAIRU (Harvard University Press, 2012) and winner of the 2013 Myrdal Prize of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Servaas Storm is one of the editors of Development and Change and a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Working Group on the Political Economy of Distribution.


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The New Normal

Article | May 19, 2017

Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class

The New Normal: Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class

Paper Working paper | | May 2017

The U.S. economy is widely diagnosed with two ‘diseases’: a secular stagnation of potential U.S. growth, and rising income and job polarization. The two diseases have a common root inthe demand shortfall, originating from the ‘unbalanced’ growth between technologically ‘dynamic’ and ‘stagnant’ sectors.

Euroland: Will the Netherlands be the next domino to fall?

Article | Feb 13, 2017

Austerity has nurtured resentments that will likely make the populist right PVV the biggest winner in the March 15 election — but without the majority or the allies needed to govern

A rejoinder to Michael Grubb, Annela Anger-Kraavi, Igor Bashmakov and Richard Wood

Article | Jul 26, 2016

We are grateful to Michael Grubb, Annela Anger-Kraavi, Igor Bashmakov, and Richard Wood for their interesting, empirically rich and structurally insightful commentary on our paper on the production-based and the consumption-based Carbon Kuznets Curve (CKC).

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CEPS IdeasLab 2016

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Political Economy of Europe | Feb 24–27, 2016

The new YSI Political Economy of Europe Working Group will take part in the 2016 CEPS IdeasLab and a subsequent workshop organized by the working group in Brussels.

Wage Moderation and Productivity in Europe

Article | Jan 28, 2016

Recently, our analysis has been questioned by Servaas Storm who has claimed that it is untenable to blame neo-mercantilist Germany for driving a wedge into the Eurozone. [i] It is shown below that Storm’s critique has a certain aplomb, but lacks substance.

Friendly Fire

Article | Jan 20, 2016

Comments on “German Wage Moderation and the Eurozone Crisis: A Critical Analysis” by Servaas Storm

Behind Europe's Populist Backlash: The Hunger Games of Mainstream Economics

Article | Jan 6, 2015

The turmoil of Brexit and the populist challenge across Europe are consequences of austerity policies that have brought misery to millions of ordinary voters. In this interview first published last January, Servaas Storm warned of the dangers of economic decision making divorced from democracy and from the social consequences of its prescriptions

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