Category Archives: A € for your Thoughts

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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A € for your thoughts (5): Cameron and EU & the general media on ECB Appointments

In the middle of the ongoing mess in the Eurozone, heads must be focused in finding a solution and until then doing as much damage control as possible. That means responsible governing and responsible reporting. This is not exactly what … Continue reading

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Euro Update (19): Bruegel on Banking and Sovereign Debt

I’ve decided to take a break, but as if to taunt me it seems people have decided to write more interesting things… More on that break later. For now I’d like to bring your attention to a group of articles … Continue reading

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A € for your thoughts(5): Barry Eichengreen on European Banks and sovereign crisis

In this interview to Der Spiegel, he also mentions the US economy, and how he fears that 2012 will be to the US what 2010 was for Europe. However the part that interests me is the beginning, where he analyses … Continue reading

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