Posts Tagged ‘eurozone’

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    Aging Benefits

    Apr 26, 12 • 113 Views • Economic History, Gender gap, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    When you combine better health care with generous pensions you get (choose one): happy retirees happy politicians insufficiently funded national pension programs the eurozone the United States other   To select an answer let’s begin with 1935. Just...

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    More of a Contagious Disease

    Nov 23, 10 • 99 Views • Financial Markets, International Trade and Finance, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    From FT.com: “The Irish say they are not Greece. The Portuguese say they are not Irish. The Spanish finance minister said last week that Spain is not Portugal. There are no prizes for guessing what Italy is not.” Also, This BBC article does a good...

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    The Tip of the Iceberg?

    Mar 26, 10 • 100 Views • Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Growth or a safety net? Thinking at the margin, an increasing number of European policy makers are debating a change. The result is a classic economic dilemma. Unemployment and medical insurance, pensions, licensing protections, and job guarantees can...

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    Roads to Prosperity

    Mar 14, 10 • 106 Views • Developing Economies, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    In Part 1 of the Teaching Company course, “America and the New Global Economy,” Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the origination of the euro. Four goals he says were sought: free movement of people, goods, services, and capital.  Central...