Lucas Buenahora

The return of MEH?


Academic interest in financial markets is ubiquitous these days. The news of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, and other professions going into financial markets are not unusual in our time. But it was not always like this, there was a time when financial markets were seen with disrespect in academia, they […]

Make America Autarkic Again?


I know what you are thinking: “Another article about Trump and the end of the world as we know it”, but let me write seriously about US political economy (if such thing is still possible). Despite many spectacular ideas that have been said during these campaign year, there is one […]

OPEC, a current threat or a ghost from the past?


Oil, petroleum, Black Gold whatever way you chose to name it, it has had a huge impact in our way of living. Oil allows people to live extravagant life styles like the fairy tale like stories about Dubai, it also sustains an absolute monarchy of 30 million subjects and has […]

Is there an end to Quantitative Easing?


Last Wednesday, both the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Federal Reserve of the United States (FED) launched statements that in a way surprised the markets but in the end didn’t change much. Right now, most of the developed world’s central banks are implementing the so called Quantitative Easing program, which […]