Category Archives: Germany

Paul Krugman: German Wages and Portuguese Competitiveness (A Bit Wonkish)

  There’s a three-cornered debate among Ryan Avent, Tyler Cowen, and Karl Smith over the extent to which a more expansionary ECB policy would help the European periphery. I very much agree with Avent and Smith that Cowen, who worries … Continue reading

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ECB’s monetary policy can’t just be good for Germany.

  BERLIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 24: Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, and Bundestag President Norbert Lammert speak to the media at the Bundestag after Draghi spoke to German parliamentarians on October 24, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Photo … Continue reading

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Merkel Economy Shows Neglect as Sick Man Concern Returns – Bloomberg

“Until now Merkel has been able to profit from the inheritance of her predecessor,” said Juergen Michels, chief euro-area economist at Citigroup Inc. in London. “But now something really has to happen, otherwise in a few years things are going … Continue reading

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Video banned by the German authorities for political reasons

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