Tag Archives: Greece

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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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

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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Europe's Austerity Pipe Dreams

Economic history suggests that Europe won’t be able to fulfil its budgetary pledges. A …

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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

Is there anyone who cares about the stress tests?

Moody’s, the rating agency,  today has  published an interesting analysis about the market reaction …

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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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The science of haircuts

The Art of Haircuts (illustration by Klaus Meinhardt http://www.klausmeinhardt.de)
In the good old days, haircuts …

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EBA stress test: Individual PIIGS exposure for all 90 banks

When the European Banking Authority (EBA) published their stress test results last Friday, they …

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PIIGS exposure of individual German banks

It was a little bit inconvenient because I had to gather the data from …

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