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Europe’s Low Yields Are Here to Stay as Inflation Outlook Turns

The outlook for euro-area inflation is souring and that suggests record-low yields on the region’s government bonds aren’t going away anytime …

Economist's View

Economist's View

Economics

L’occupazione non aumenta con la flessibilità | Barbieri e Cutuli

<i>La strategia di flessibilità adottata in Europa negli ultimi vent’anni ha originato una forte segmentazione dei mercati del lavoro. I dati mostrano</i> …

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Il cane di Pavlov e gli altri tagli di tasse | Massimo Bordignon

<i>Al richiamo dell’abolizione dell’imposta sulla prima casa non è sfuggito neanche Renzi. Una dimostrazione di debolezza che rischia di rendere ancora</i> …

The new European Union

The new bailout deal for Greece was not easy. This column argues that it was also a failure. It will not be enough to recapitalise banks, it asks for …

Dove va il denaro del salvataggio di Atene? | Angelo Baglioni

<i>Dove andranno a finire gli 82-86 miliardi previsti dal terzo programma di aiuti alla Grecia? Troika, Eurogruppo e governo greco non brillano per</i> …

Greek debt negotiations: Why Europe seems so relaxed about a Grexit.

The European Union has spent roughly five years fighting to keep Greece inside its fold. So why, after so much effort, do its leaders seem ready to …

Savings after retirement: A survey | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

More than one-third of total wealth in the US is held by households whose heads are over age 65 (Wolff 1998). This wealth is an important determinant …

Is Finland’s Slump A Glimpse Into Europe’s Future?

Poor demographics, poor productivity could be the new normal for Europe.<p>The debate about Europe’s economic problems tends to focus heavily on the …

Greece, The Euro and Gunboat Diplomacy

Original decision to provide a bailout is the source of the current crisis. Time for Europe to share the blame and financial consequences.<p>With …

The FT Lets Itself Down Again: Francesco Giavazzi on Greece

Is this Italy’s answer to Hans-Werner Sinn?<p>With regular opinion pieces from the likes of Hans-Werner Sinn and Niall Ferguson, the Financial Times …

A programme for Greece: Follow the IMF’s research

The Greek crisis continues to take centre stage in policy debates. This column provides insight on the topic using evidence from three recent IMF …

Economy

The euro area’s tightrope walk: debt and competitiveness in Italy and Spain

Competitiveness adjustment in struggling southern euro-area members requires persistently lower inflation than in major trading partners, but low …

Economics

Fiscal council backs call to ease EU spending demands

The STATE'S budgetary watchdog has backed the Government's push for a relaxation of EU budget rules to allow it to spend more.<p>The Government wants …

Fiddling while Europe burns

EUROPE is in dire economic straits. Growth in the euro zone is stuck below 1%, unemployment is above 11% and inflation is hovering around 0.4%, far …

Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German Länder Rises Sharply

The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in eastern Germany improved clearly in March. Eastern German survey participants remain very …

Credit Constraints Edge Down to Historic Low

Credit constraints for German companies edged down to 16.1 percent in March from 16.2 percent last month, dipping to a new historic low for the third …

Data Protection

Starting to list

ONCE again, Greece’s new left-wing government has handed a list of reforms to other euro-zone governments and the IMF in the hope of securing the …

The global secular savings stagnation glut

BEN BERNANKE, until last year the chairman of America's Federal Reserve, has started blogging. Not just a little bit, either. Mr Bernanke has in the …

ECB Will Want to See Inflation Hardening Around 2% Mark, Draghi Says

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said that in assessing the path of inflation, the ECB will not only want to see inflation approach the 2% mark, but also hardening around that level.

European Central Bank

Economist's View

Economics

Economist's View

Economist's View

Paul Krugman

Economist's View

Economics

The Flexible System of Global Models – FSGM

Author/Editor:<p>Publication Date:<p>March 20, 2015<p>Electronic Access:<p>Free Full Text. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file<p>Disclaimer: …

Playing by the Rules : Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe

Author/Editor:<p>Publication Date:<p>March 24, 2015<p>Electronic Access:<p>Free Full Text. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file<p>Disclaimer: …

Growing (Un)equal : Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality in China and BRIC+

Author/Editor:<p>Publication Date:<p>March 25, 2015<p>Electronic Access:<p>Free Full Text. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file<p>Disclaimer: …

Fiscal Multipliers in Ukraine

Author/Editor:<p>Publication Date:<p>March 27, 2015<p>Electronic Access:<p>Free Full Text. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file<p>Disclaimer: …