Sebastian Mallaby


Contributing columnist focusing on economics
Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. An experienced journalist and public speaker, Mallaby contributes to a variety of other publications, including Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic and the Financial Times, where he spent two years as a contributing editor. He is the author of five books, most recently "The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future." Mallaby’s interests cover a wide variety of domestic and international issues, including cen
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From bank runs to a credit crunch, the financial future looks bleak

Even if further bank runs can be avoided, the size of banks’ unrealized losses could cause another significant problem: a credit crunch.

March 17, 2023

What the Silicon Valley Bank bailout teaches us

The bailout shows that the market cannot police bankers and that the regulatory clampdown after the 2008 crisis didn't go far enough.

March 13, 2023

Big Tech’s critics were wrong. Trustbusting isn’t the way.

Beating up on tech giants is a favorite pastime. That looks foolish given that companies like Meta, Amazon, Google and Apple are innovating and competing.

February 22, 2023

China’s suspected spy balloon is the perfect symbol of its clumsiness

In pushing back against an assertive China, Biden is emerging as the most effective foreign policy president since the Cold War.

February 4, 2023

Biden needs allies to keep China and Russia in check. Here’s how to do it.

Like his predecessors during the Cold War, Biden must deploy free trade as a weapon for isolating enemies and cementing friendship.

January 5, 2023

La ruta de Rishi Sunak hacia el crecimiento económico de Gran Bretaña

A pesar de sus conocimientos económicos, el nuevo primer ministro británico, Rishi Sunak, era partidario del Brexit, presumiblemente porque esperaba que liberaría a Gran Bretaña para buscar una regulación más inteligente.

October 25, 2022

Rishi Sunak’s route to economic growth

The era of stimulus is over. The route to economic growth lies in smarter regulation.

October 24, 2022

Liz Truss’s downfall, and other economic lessons from Europe

Economic adversity, which pushed Truss in the wrong direction, may force her successor to chart a different course.

October 20, 2022

Why the Fed must double down against inflation

The latest inflation news is grim. However real the risk of excess tightening, the opposite risk is scarier.

October 13, 2022

Britain’s financial meltdown carries a global warning

The inflation vacation is over. Adjusting is going to be painful.

October 2, 2022