Category Archives: Financial Crisis

Is a Greek bond buyback really as daft as some economists suggest?

European leaders are toying with the idea of  buying back Greek debt on the …

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Filed under Economic Policy, Financial Crisis

Why the Euro crisis is the key to a stronger Europe

This essay originally appeared in the first issue of “TLQ - The Digital Magazine For Thought …

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Filed under Banking, Economic Policy, Financial Crisis, Monetary Policy

Bank of England’s Haldane on the crisis of economics: “Our models are no longer working properly”

Andres Haldane (Photo: Bank of England)
Andrew Haldane is the Bank of England’s Executive Director …

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Filed under Financial Crisis, General Economics

Excessive austerity doesn’t pay, IMF economists show

It is probably one of the most important trips in Greece’s modern history. On …

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UK regulator on the future of banking: "The costs of doing business will be higher"

Banking District (Photo credit: bsterling)
I recently interviewed Paul Sharma, Director of Policy at the …

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Killed by friendly fire? The Euro zone, banks and Draghi's “Big Bertha”

The Big Bertha, 1914 edition
The Big Bertha was one of the largest cannons of …

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Are Credit Ratings Massively Overrated?

A striking new paper by two economists with Brandeis University and Oxford fundamentally questions …

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Filed under Financial Crisis, General Economics

The Italian Job – How Passports Influence Monetary Policy Decisions

Logo of the ECB (Image via Wikipedia)

The nationality of the ECB’s managerial staff matters …

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Filed under Financial Crisis, Monetary Policy