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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Graham Bird, World Economics, May 2012
From a position some years ago where the euro was seen as set to challenge the dollar as the world’s leading currency, there are now serious concerns ..
Why the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements are Likely to be Damaging for African Economies
Chukwuma Charles Soludo, World Economics, April 2012
Chukwuma Charles Soludo is a Professor of Economics; and has served as Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria as well as the Governor of t..
Sovereign Credit Risk in the Euro Zone
Jamal Ibrahim Haidar, World Economics, April 2012
What is the current state of sovereign credit risk across Euro zone? Does the recent fiscal crisis extend to other (non Euro zone) countries? Is Greec..
The Lone Stand of Vaclav Klaus
David Henderson, World Economics, February 2012
There is a global policy consensus on the threat of global climate change is an urgent priority for all nations due to anthropogenic global warming (A..
Punishing European Cartels
Cento Veljanovski, World Economics, March 2011
Antitrust authorities across the world are waging war against domestic and international cartels. The European Commission in particular has intensifie..
Understanding the Greek Crisis
Michael Mitsopoulos and Theodore Pelagidis, World Economics, March 2011
This paper focuses on the distortions that the Greek public debt has imposed on the Greek banking system, and suggests how these can be unwound. The l..
The Euro Crisis
Clas Wihlborg, Thomas D. Willett and Nan Zhang, World Economics, December 2010
The crisis in Greece and other mainly southern Eurozone countries has been discussed primarily as a fiscal issue. Current account deficits of the same..
The Eurozone: What Now?
Graham Bird, World Economics, September 2010
The financial and economic crisis in Greece in 2009/2010 has reawakened interest in the future of the euro and the eurozone. After briefly explaining ..
Global Financial Crisis
Priya Nandita Pooran, World Economics, September 2010
This article reviews the degree of progress in financial regulatory reform and proposes new areas for inclusion in the reform agenda. It assesses the ..
Greece and the State
Michael Massourakis, World Economics, June 2010
Pervasive state intervention in Greece has mired the economy with large-scale inefficiencies and an uneven playing field, protecting insiders and rent..
Greek Economic Statistics: A Decade of Deceit
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, June 2010
This paper looks at the recent problems in official Greek economic data on public finances, whose reliability has been impaired by inappropriate accou..
Carbon Commitments Must Translate into Real Action
Andrew Raingold, World Economics, March 2010
The efforts of political leaders to negotiate a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions highlights the importance of consistent action at the dome..
Is Economic Growth Good For Us?
Nicholas Crafts, World Economics, September 2003
This article reviews Britain’s experience of economic growth in the twentieth century. It argues that average living standards have risen much more r..
How to Reform Europe’s Fiscal Policy Framework
Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti, World Economics, March 2003
The current budgetary problems of some EU member states have intensified the debate on Europe’s fiscal policy framework. It is not enough to change t..
Some Proposed Methodological Developments for the UK Retail Prices Index
Mick Silver, World Economics, March 2003
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is one of the UK’s most important macroeconomic indicators, as well as being used for indexation/adjustments for inflat..
Measuring Consumer Inflation in the United Kingdom
David Fenwick, World Economics, March 2003
Responding to Mick Silver’s proposals regarding the RPI, David Fenwick of the ONS summarises some of the issues that confront compilers of price indi..
Extending the UK National Accounts
Amanda Rowlatt, World Economics, March 2000
The national accounts measure economic activity. The UK is developing "satellite accounts" which use the framework of the national accounts but aim t..
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