Category Archives: European Interdependences

Where you can find me these days

As expected, I have moved to fresher pastures. I have been the Economics Editor at sister publications NordSIP and Ekonamik since the beginning of January 2019 and want to invite you to check out our content. Both publications are focused … Continue reading

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Euroscepticism in the UK and the EU Budget – a case study

Every so often I’ll be talking with people regarding the special brand of Euroscepticism that prevails in the UK and think to myself I don’t really have a serious case study in mind. Sure, there’s the Daily Express’ “Get us … Continue reading

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Challenges and the Future of Africa – What insights for Europe?

On Wednesday, October 8th 2014, I was among the audience of the Wincott Lecture (hosted by the eponymous Foundation at Local Government House in London) given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, author of “The Bottom Billion – Why the poorest … Continue reading

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The UK Referendum on EU Membership: Narrative, Economic Realities and Political Ambitions

As the the British Prime Minister is on the verge of announcing a referendum on continued UK membership of the EU, this post considers the narrative surrounding this issue and concludes that despite the arguments in favour or against, voter … Continue reading

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The European Banking Union Negotiations – Supervision

The banking union is a particularly important item in the long term reform agenda of the EU/Euro-Zone, and one that has often been neglected. In a crisis that is characterised by the linkages between public finances and the banking sectors, … Continue reading

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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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