Tag Archives: Eurozone

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

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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Filed under Financial Crisis, Monetary Policy

The Bundesbank and Target2 – the about-face that wasn't

It appeared like a stunning about-face. Earlier this month, press reports suggested that Bundesbank …

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Bundesbank's Weidmann on the origin and meaning of the Target2 balances

A couple of days ago, Jens Weidmann, the President of Deutsche Bundesbank, published an …

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Target2 – The Zombie Returns

I have wasted way too much time with the Target2 debate and thought that …

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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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Target2 debate – The ECB finally gets involved

Several months ago, German economist Hans-Werner Sinn stirred a debate about an alleged “stealth …

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"GIPS Euros" vs. "German Euros" – Debunking Hans-Werner Sinn, Vol. II

Hans-Werner Sinn (Image: Jan Roeder, via Wikipedia)

Repeating a wrong argument endlessly does not turn …

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How an arcane statistical law could have prevented the Greek disaster

The EU can use a mathematical law as an early warning system for manipulated …

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Filed under Financial Crisis, General Economics

Save the Euro, for God's sake!

I think this  really deserves some publicity.
Twelve european top economists just published a dramatic …

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