Tag Archives: Euro-Zone Sovereign Debt Crisis

German Elections – Voter Intention Polls and FDP Blunders

This post reviews the recent voter intention polls in Germany,  the trends over the last 4 years,  the loss of popularity of the FDP and the pyrrhic success of the Greens.

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No Early Elections in Germany… But Almost?

In the Summer of 2011 I stuck my neck out and “predicted” early elections in Germany, ahead of the scheduled September 2013 deadline. I was wrong. However, and probably as a consolation gift to myself, I review some a sequence … Continue reading

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Draghi hints at renewed SMP intervention

So I’ve noticed a renewed interest in the blog post “ECB Market Intervention: The Securities Market Programme (SMP)“. This was brought about by the following remarks by president of the ECB, Mario Draghi, in a speech he gave in London:

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On International Political Economy Equilibria – Introductory thoughts, Constraints and some Intuition

Analysts, particularly economists, like to think of the world as a system moving towards and around “stable equilibria”. While this is not necessarily always true and a lot of systems do behave as a random walk, the relative usefulness of equilibrum … Continue reading

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