The Origins of Greece’s Debt Crisis

Paul De Grauwe published a very good article (link), discussing the macroeconomic origins of the current debt crisis in Greece.

“The period 1999-2009 has been organised in periods of booms and busts: the boom years were 1999-2001 and 2005-07; the bust years were 2002-04 and 2008-09.

One observes a number . . . → Read More: The Origins of Greece’s Debt Crisis

Valentine’s Day Drives Blossom-Oriented Business

This Valentine’s Day is not only the most romantic day of the year, it also hints at budding life for the recovering economy.

For many in the east, life remains buried under several feet of snow, but florists across the country say that this Valentine’s Day may be one of their best ever.

Mary . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day Drives Blossom-Oriented Business

Talk at R/Rmetrics Singapore Conference 2010 on Measurement of the Exchange Rate Regime

Anmol Sethy will do a talk on our work on testing, dating and monitoring exchange rate regimes at the R/Rmetrics Singapore Conference 2010, including some recent progress on parallel computation. For background, see this paper, which talks about the ideas, and the open source R package fxregime. This is now fairly mature work: many of the papers . . . → Read More: Talk at R/Rmetrics Singapore Conference 2010 on Measurement of the Exchange Rate Regime