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The Euro - Monetary Strangulation continues (one year on)

The Euro - Monetary Strangulation continues (one year on)

Exactly one year ago today I was with the family in the Christensen vacation home in Skåne (Southern Sweden) and posted a blog post titled The Euro - A Monetary Strangulation Mechanism. I wrote that post partly out of frustration that the crisis in the euro once again had re-escalated as Greece fell deeply into political crisis.

The Italian bank crisis - the one graph version

The Italian bank crisis - the one graph version

Today I was interviewed by a Danish journalist about the Italian banking crisis (read the interview here). He asked me a very good question that I think is highly relevant for understanding not only the Italian banking crisis, but the Great Recession in general.

A gameplan for the ECB - it is not complicated

A gameplan for the ECB - it is not complicated

A very good friend of mine asked me what the ECB should do in the present situation where inflation and inflation expectations continues to run well-below the ECB's inflation target.

Lack of NGDP growth is the real reason for Italy's banking crisis
It is time for BoE to make the 4% NGDP target official

It is time for BoE to make the 4% NGDP target official

While I do not want to overestimate the effects of Brexit on the UK economy it is clear that last week's Brexit vote has significantly increased "regime uncertainty" in the UK.

Brexit is not a major global shock

Brexit is not a major global shock

It rarely happens, but sometimes Scott Sumner and I disagree and that is the case presently.

Brexit: Regime Uncertainty at the Zero Lower Bound

Brexit: Regime Uncertainty at the Zero Lower Bound

Brexit is on everybody’s mind and even before the – for the markets – surprising “Leave” vote on Thursday the British EU referendum was the dominating theme in the markets for awhile. When the news came out early Friday morning, the global financial markets reacted strongly.

Brexit: The Press Release the Fed should have put out

Brexit: The Press Release the Fed should have put out

The Federal Reserve just released the following statement:

Beckworth talks to Hetzel

Beckworth talks to Hetzel

David Beckworth has a great interview with my friend and great hero Robert Hetzel. Listen here.

German 10-year yields just dropped below zero

German 10-year yields just dropped below zero

Here we go...10-year government bond yields just dropped below zero.

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