Category Archives: A € for your Thoughts

3 Accounts of Euro-Zone Crisis Management

If you are interested in EU integration and if you’ve been following the Euro-Zone crisis for the last 5 years, then last  week would have definitely registered the publication of the following blog post by Peter Spiegel on the FT’s Brussels … Continue reading

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Italian Debt, Mutual Insurance, Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Rules – Brugel blog posts

As I mentioned earlier, in a very delayed reaction to a comment on European blogging, I’ve decided to start looking around at what other bloggers write and comment on it, while hopefully not neglecting to come up with my own … Continue reading

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Looking around

Two and a half years ago now, more or less, Bruegel published an interesting and inaugural blog post by Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Martin Kessler and Shahin Vallée titled “Europeans can’t blog”. Following a post from Ronny Patz, their point was that European bloggers … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Visions of the Political Future of Europe” Series

Some of the posts on this website try to offer rather technical economic and political descriptions of the dynamics driving political economies. Others have attempted to provide a review of recent events. There have been scenario analyses, quantified scenario analysis, … Continue reading

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Market Volatility: with thanks to True Economics

True Economics, has very interesting charts of 3-sigma-plus stock market volatility accross the UK, France, Germany, the US and world stock markets. To argue that the ongoing period of volatility represents a repricing of stock markets, associated with the financial … Continue reading

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A € for you thoughts(7): Nouriel Roubini

I believe that this article from Nouriel Roubini, at Project Sindicate, completes the post I previously wrote on the options for restructuring the (Greek) debt. In it he argues that ” A full-blown official bailout of Greece’s public sector (by … Continue reading

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A € for your thoughts (6): Larry Summers, Wolfgang Munchau and Gideon Rachman

Following last week’s developments, commentators have reached for their podia clamouring to the leadership to do something. I shall highlight three interesting contributions in the FT, from Larry Summers, Wolfgang Munchau and Gideon Rachman. The discussion deals with the issues … Continue reading

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