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19 set 2014 12:25

Does Abenomics Work? – The Doubts Grow

Is something in the air? Do I detect a change in consensus on the way things are going in Japan? Certainly a slew of articles have been published in the financial press over the last month questioning where the Abenomics experiment is headed for. The general conclusion seems to be that wherever it is it [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

16 set 2014 20:53

Bad Neighbor: Germany Needs to Start Helping the Rest of the EZ

Watch Roubini’s Senior Research Director, David Nowakowski, on CNBC discussing the German economy and the ECB explicit desire for a weaker euro.

economia | ecomonitor.com

16 set 2014 10:20

Is Postponing the EU Trade Agreement Harmful to Ukraine?

The Parliament of Ukraine and the European Parliament are both expected to ratify the EU-Ukraine association agreement in a simultaneous session today. However, last week it was announced that the entry into force of the deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine, initially planned for November of this year, will [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

15 set 2014 09:05

From Chronic Shortage to Looming Surplus: The Economics of the Blood Market

A market for blood? Many Americans, used to being rewarded for a donation with a warm feeling of public service rather than cold cash, might see the idea as offensive. “I would guess 99 percent of people don’t know that blood is sold,” says Ben Bowman, CEO of General Blood, a national blood brokerage firm, [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

13 set 2014 11:25

Where Do We Go From Here? 12th Biennial International Post Keynesian Conference Sept. 25-28 at UMKC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 15, 2014 Contact: Nicola Matthews 941-284-3695; nm34c@mail.umkc.edu   Where Do We Go From Here? International Economics Conference to Focus on Aftermath of Great Recession 12th Biennial International Post Keynesian Conference Sept. 25-28 at UMKC      KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host and co-sponsor an international [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

11 set 2014 13:33

The Catalan Vote: Why It’s Time To Start Getting Worried About Complacency In Madrid

When Barack Obama told a CNBC interviewer last autumn that Wall Street ought to be “genuinely worried about what is going on in Washington” in reference to the US government shutdown he raised more than a few eyebrows. Normally political leaders try to calm and reassure markets, so this attempt to stir them up on [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

10 set 2014 20:55

On Draghinomics

Watch Roubini’s Senior Director of Research David Nowakowski talking about Draghinomics, prior to the latest ECB meeting and the new measures. Source: CNBC

economia | ecomonitor.com

09 set 2014 22:32

Fed Watch: Forward Guidance Heading for a Change

The lackluster August employment report clearly defied expectations (including my own) for a strong number to round out the generally positive pattern of recent data.  That said, one number does not make a trend, and the monthly change in nonfarm payrolls is notoriously volatile.  The underlying pattern of improvement remains in tact, and thus the [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

09 set 2014 21:56

Economics Isn’t Physics: Scottish Edition

Scotland is set to vote next week on independence from the United Kingdom and a new poll gives the pro-independence supporters a small edge for the first time. What’s interesting, and perhaps tragic, about the growing preference for breaking free of Britain is the apparent dismissal of the economic consequences that may arise from independence. The macro [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

09 set 2014 21:55

Other Perspectives on the New Bond-Market Conundrum

Last week I commented on a puzzling phenomenon in bond markets this year– long-term rates have been falling at the same time that nearer-term rates have been rising. Bruegel has a review of some of the discussion of this around the web. Nominal yields on different U.S. Treasury securities as a function of years to maturity as of [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com