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A Greek primary issue NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 9 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerOn the 25th February, the Greek ministry of finance published the final data for the execution of the State Budget in January 2015. This data is available at monthly frequency and on cash basis, which makes it well suited to as...
The gender pay gap NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 15 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonBlogs review: Actress Patricia Arquette’s plea to address wage disparity between women and men during the Oscar ceremony has lead to interesting discussions in the blogosphere about the measuremen...
Welcome to the dark side: GDP revision and the non-observed economy NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia Merler, Pia HüttlBack in 2009, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a revision to the System of National Accounts (SNA), which sets the international standards for the compilation of national accounts. As a conseque...
Should other Eurozone programme countries worry about a reduced Greek primary surplus target? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasPolicymakers in other Eurozone countries that received financial assistance are concerned about giving concessions to Greece. They fear that their domestic audiences will question the fiscal and structural adjustments they implem...
The “Plucking Model” of Recessions and Recoveries NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Thomas WalshEuropean GDP first estimates for Q4 2014 were published on February 13.  They reveal that some countries that were severely hit by the crisis are now growing at a rate near or even higher than 2% yoy (...
Fact of the week - The tiny balance sheet impact of the TLTRO (charted) NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 16 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Authors: Pia Hüttl, Silvia MerlerWhile waiting for the ECB to start QE purchases in March, an update of our Eurosystem liquidity database allows capturing the (non)-impact of the TLTRO announced by the ECB in June 2014. TLTRO potential initial...
Europe needs a lasting solution for the Greek problem NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasThe talks between the new Greek government and Eurozone partners turned out to be as hectic and as tough as expected. Greece wants to get debt relief and fiscal space to spend more, revise structural reforms, stop privatisations...
Greece and the André Szász Axiom NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyA most unusual thing happened at the February 11 meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. A piece of paper needed to be signed by all who were present. It had gentle words to satisfy all. For the “creditor” countries, it...
The aging dollar peg: time for the PBC to bid it farewell NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaThe Chinese renminbi (RMB) depreciated 2.5 percent against the US dollar in 2014. This was the first depreciation since 2005, when Beijing timidly started loosening its tight dollar peg. Recently, the RMB has repeatedly tested the w...
Are Italy’s stars of reform aligning? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio TerziTwo interesting institutional documents were released over the past 10 days: the Going for Growth 2015 of the OECD and the Winter Economic Forecast of the European Commission. A combined reading suggests that a) there is (ample)...
Limits to the Greek bank run? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffAn important question has emerged this week as regards the role of the ECB as a lender of last resort to banks in Greece. The press has widely reported Greeks withdrawing cash from their deposits as well as shifting deposits...
Bruegel’s commitment to transparency: the think tank as fish tank, not gas tank NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Authors: Matt DannOnce again Bruegel has been awarded Five Stars by Transparify for the transparency of its funding (which is available to the public through our website and Annual Report). Since Transparify’s assessment last year, there h...
Demographic changes and structural deflation NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: A view has appeared arguing that the low-inflation environment experienced by advanced economies may be structural, rather than cyclical. Although this view remains based on thin empir...
The maths behind an amended Greek plan NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasLast week I published my assessment of Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’ draft plan, and promised to do some calculations to illustrate its impacts. Mr Varoufakis abandoned the earlier haircut demand of Syriza that I...
A new start for Greece NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffGreece's new government under prime minister Alexis Tsipras – in power for not even two weeks – has had a rollercoaster ride. In the face of crisis, it has exercised brinkmanship. It unilaterally declared that it...
The 2015 Greek redemptions’ path NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerTomorrow, the Eurogroup meets to discuss the Greek government’s plan to reach an agreement with the Country’s public creditors. The sense of urgency has certainly increased over the last weeks, as Eurogroup Jero...
Obama Joins the Greek Chorus NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyUS President Barack Obama’s recent call to ease the austerity imposed on Greece is remarkable – and not only for his endorsement of the newly elected Greek government’s negotiating position in the face...
Two Cheers for the New Normal NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillThe conventional wisdom about the state of the world economy goes something like this: Since the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the developed world has struggled to recover, with only the United States able to adju...
Is blogging dead? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Andrew Sullivan’s decision to shut down his blog has sparkled a conversation about the future of blogging. While most authors recognize that the conversational nature of blo...
The Greek banking system: a tragedy in the making? NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Authors: Thomas Walsh, Guntram B. WolffAs the ECB has decided to discontinue allowing Greek government bonds to be used as collateral in normal ECB refinancing operations, attention is fully back on the Greek banking system.[1] One can criticize the...