Macroeconomics & the euro

The European unicycle

Jonathan Portes
16 November 2015
I attended the annual Centre for European Reform conference at Ditchley Park earlier this month, with the topic 'Has the euro been a failure?'.  The conference was attended by a fairly impressive list of British and continental European economists and policymakers.

The pain in Spain

28 October 2015
Project Syndicate
LONDON – Spain is the eurozone’s latest poster child for austerity and structural reforms. Its economy has expanded for eight consecutive quarters, steadily gaining momentum and easily outperforming the rest of the currency union. Export growth has matched that of Germany; unemployment has fallen by over a million people in...

Speech on: The banking union, one year on

Danièle Nouy
21 October 2015
Speech by Danièle Nouy, chair of the ECB Supervisory Board

A troubled euro needs a softer Germany

25 September 2015
The World Today: Chatham House
For those of us who think that the European Union is a good idea, the euro’s travails in recent years have been very trying. We had long assumed that the euro would encourage trade and investment across frontiers, thereby deepening the single market and boosting competition.

Will the Eurozone caucus on financial regulation?

Julie Dickson
01 September 2015
Speech by Julie Dickson, Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, at a lunch discussion organised by the Centre for European Reform, at Morgan Stanley, London, 1 September 2015.

How not to create a 'European Google'

27 August 2015
Europe must learn that markets make strong companies. Bureaucrats don’t.

Financial Times: Has Greece crisis created a two-speed Europe?

04 August 2015
Christian Odendahl talks to the Financial Times about the Greek crisis (4:48).

David Cameron should stand up to the eurozone

31 July 2015
Financial Times
Can Britain, a country that plans to keep its own currency, feel comfortable in an EU that is increasingly focused on the euro and its troubles? As David Cameron’s government starts negotiations with its partners on the terms...

The eurozone’s fault lines

14 July 2015
The New York Times
Without crucial reforms, the currency union is likely to remain in a political no man's land, whatever happens to Greece.

The Greek bailout deal resolves nothing

14 July 2015
The Huffington Post
The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

BBC Newsnight live from Athens: Duncan Weldon talks to Simon Tilford on the Greek crisis

06 July 2015
Live from Athens, as the Greeks and the Euro face the consequences of a no vote. The BBC are hit in the wallet. And have Labour forgotten how to win?
Simon Tilford talks to Duncan Weldon on the Greek crisis: watch it here (12:39/ 14:18).

No catharsis in Grexit

03 July 2015
City A.M.
There is a growing gap between the way the Greek crisis is seen in the Eurozone and the way it is seen across the rest of the world. Everyone agrees that Greece is a poorly governed country and that Syriza has played a poor hand badly. But whereas many Eurozone...

Radio 4 - Week in Westminster: Greek crisis and the eurozone

27 June 2015
Charles Grant speaks on the 'Week in Westminster' discussing the Greek crisis and the eurozone.

Was Griechenland eigentlich braucht

24 June 2015
Der sich abzeichnende Deal zwischen Griechenland und den Gläubigern ist politisch richtig, aber ökonomisch kontraproduktiv, sagt Ökonom Christian Odendahl. Eine langfristige Lösung für Griechenland und für Europa ist er nicht. Rein ökonomisch betrachtet: Ist es richtig, von Griechenland stärkere Einsparungen, eine Erhöhung der Mehrwertsteuer und eine Kürzung der Renten zu...

Kan Duitse en Nederlandse handelsoverschot lager?

02 May 2015
de Volkskrant
Nederland en Duitsland moeten meer consumeren en minder exporteren, stelt de Brit Simon Tilford. Een vreemde eis, vinden andere economen.

Merkel drängt Athen nicht aus dem Euro

09 April 2015
Deutschland hat kein Interesse daran, dass Griechenland den Euro verlässt, sagt der Ökonom Christian Odendahl. Schließlich könnte Griechenland sich nach einer turbulenten Phase erholen. Trotzdem ist es auch für die Griechen sinnvoll, den Euro zu behalten.

Judy Asks: Time for Greece to leave the euro?

18 March 2015
Carnegie Europe
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

Gebt Syriza eine Chance!

27 February 2015
Welche Reformen Griechenland wirklich braucht und warum (Tot-) Sparen nicht hilft

Οι μεταρρυθμίσεις θα κρίνουν τη διαπραγμάτευση με το Βερολίνο

28 January 2015
Με τη νέα ελληνική κυβέρνηση να προετοιμάζεται για τις διαπραγματεύσεις με την τρόικα, η θέση της Γερμανίας ιδίως έχει γίνει αντικείμενο συζήτησης τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στις αγορές.

Italy’s ‘Neet’ rate is way above OECD average

07 January 2015
Financial Times
John Springford writes a letter of opinion in the Financial Times.