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May 2 2013
The public debate about a European economic recovery has been dominated by arguments over stimulus and austerity policies, and divisions between the North and the South. In an attempt to move away from these dichotomies, Afzal Siddiqui and Max Hänska … Continue reading
Posted by: May 2, 2013
Apr 27 2013
John Van Reenen reacts to the news this week that the UK has avoided economic contraction in the last quarter. Whilst Osborne may see this as cause to celebrate, there is nothing commendable about an economy that continues to stagnate. This … Continue reading
Posted by: April 27, 2013
Oct 25 2012
Despite rising unemployment and a lack of economic growth, Greece cannot afford to ignore the challenge of controlling inflation.
Since the beginning of the eurozone crisis, Greece has experienced a sharp fall in GDP and a large increase in unemployment. Nicholas Apergis argues that another policy challenge facing Greece is also highly significant: controlling inflation. Assessing the inflation dynamics … Continue reading
Posted by: October 25, 2012
Sep 3 2012
EU policy makers can no longer rely on the growth miracle of emerging markets to reduce the need for domestic sources of growth.
A provocative Project Syndicate op-ed by Dani Rodrik – arguing that the recipe that helped generate the growth miracles of the last decades will prove harder in the future – has generated an interesting debate in the blogosphere about the old economics … Continue reading
Posted by: September 3, 2012
Jul 16 2012
The EU’s Fiscal Compact aims to ensure that Eurozone governments’ finances are balanced or in surplus. In a new study, Joachim Wehner shows that budget rules alone may not help to ensure more prudent fiscal governance in the EU, and may … Continue reading
Posted by: July 16, 2012
Jul 3 2012
If we are to prevent another lost decade, we need macroeconomic policies to restore economic activity, and public investment to power sustained and productive growth.
Jeffry Frieden examines the continuing economic malaise in the developed world and argues that the immediate need in both Europe and the United States is for macroeconomic policies to help rekindle economic growth, and systematic plans to restructure household and … Continue reading
Posted by: July 3, 2012