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Economic outlook, mid-2016

G-7 meeting (recap) G-7 Leaders Differ on Risks to Global Growth - WSJ Mr. Obama noted the recovery taking place in the U.S. and some...

Economic performance of Central Europe

Poland performed the best overall, managing to grow every single year over the relevant period: Here is the regional variation in Poland - even the worst-performing...

The EU and the G-20

The G20 and the EU: A Win-Win Game The EU in the G20 represents all EU Member States. As some EU Member States are also G20...

Dispirited Europe, part IV: Economics, populism & Brexit

Low blood pressure? One remedy is reading news from Europe: Macroeconomic problems Poul Thomesen, in charge of the Greek / IMF program: “no amount of pension reforms...

Iveta Radičová on anti-EU sentiment

In an interview with Denník N, former Slovak prime minister Iveta Radičová accurately points out that it was never monetary assistance from Brussels that "caused&...

Slovak elections, March 5, 2016

Many surprises. Three anti-establishment parties made it. Several (depending on how you count) of the eight parties that will be in the parliament have nationalistic tendencies,...

The United Kingdom’s March to a Vote on Brexit

Why is the referendum taking place? There is a charitable interpretation, and more realistic/cynical possibility: Lenient interpretation: The crisis in the euro area, and the...

The Brexit gamble: An adventure in market volatility

After the summit The Economist: "But nothing will matter as much as Mr Cameron's standing. Believe it or not, voters are not terribly interested in...

The UK & EU have a deal

What's inside? European Council conclusions, 18-19 February 2016 Tusk and Cameron briefings: multiple videos David Cameron's statement (at 1:20: "I do not love Brussels,...

GDP growth in Europe - 2016 forecasts

A nice chart from The Economist shows that Finland is projected to recover from its recession, and Sweden is expected to do as well as many...

Stata tip: Rotating y labels and y title and adjusting axis title position

We have the following time series: twoway (line ppp year if CEE==0, sort lwidth(*2) lcolor(midgreen)), /// graphregion(color(white)) /// xsize(10) ysize(7) /// title(...

Economic recovery in Spain

According to European Commission's Winter 2016 Economic Forecast, Spain's gross domestic product grew 3.2% in 2015 and is expected to grow at a 2.8%...

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