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A mini-storm has been whipped up in the economic community overnight after a paper was published highlighting some flaws in the widely cited Reinhart & Rogoff paper ‘Growth in a time of debt’.A quick recap for those of you not familiar with the…

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Some EU pundits have spent the last several months arguing that a change to the EU treaties is a non-starter. “Don’t you know”, they say with a high degree of confidence “the Germans have gone off it.” And in any case, no one else wants it any way for …

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In anticipation of tomorrow’s eurozone finance ministers meeting (which will discuss finalising the Cypriot bailout and potentially extending the bailout loans given to Portugal and Ireland) Open Europe has published a new briefing looking at who might…

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Yesterday, the ECB released its first survey on household wealth, which produced some surprising results – not least that Germany (on paper) seems to have one of the lowest levels of median wealth, below that of bailed out countries such as Cyprus an…

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