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The eurozone desperately needs mainstream alternatives to the lopsided “Berlin Consensus,” in which creditors’ interests come first and Germany dominates everyone else. Merkelism is causing economic stagnation, political polarization, and nasty nationalism. Institutionally, we need a flexible eurozone that respects national democracies, provides greater fiscal freedom and involves a mechanism for restructuring sovereign debt. My column […]

Posted 23 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Germany, Project Syndicate
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany
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On 7 June I was interviewed about the crisis in the eurozone, Greece, Germany, the Dutch economy on Buitenhof, a leading political TV programme in the Netherlands. Watch here. Starts at 22nd minute, for 18 minutes Tweet

Posted 07 Jun 2015 in Blog, Buitenhof, euro, Germany, Greece, Netherlands
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My piece for CapX on the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy Tweet

Posted 14 May 2015 in Blog, Digital Single Market, Europe, Germany, internet
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My article for Europe’s World Tweet

Posted 27 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Europe's World, Germany
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Mon article sur la faiblesse de l’économie allemande pour Books. Commentaires sur l’article d’Olaf Gersemann et Marianne Tweet

Posted 18 Dec 2014 in Blog, Germany
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I debated this on BBC World Service’s In the Balance programme with Marcel Fratzscher and Christian Schulz  Tweet

Posted 21 Nov 2014 in BBC Online, Blog, Germany
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My piece for CapX. Allister Heath calls it “brilliant” in the Telegraph Tweet

Posted 14 Oct 2014 in Blog, CapX, Daily Telegraph, Germany
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My article for the Berliner Republik on why Germany has a large share of responsibility for the crisis in the eurozone Tweet

Posted 10 Oct 2014 in Berliner Republik, Blog, euro, Germany
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I was interviewed by Romaric Godin in the French newspaper La Tribune

Posted 10 Oct 2014 in Blog, euro, France, Germany, La Tribune
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Project Syndicate, 23 September 2014

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My latest article for Project Syndicate on why Germany’s economy is not the success it is made out to be, still less a model for the rest of the eurozone Tweet

Posted 24 Sep 2014 in Blog, euro, Germany, Project Syndicate
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I was interviewed for The European, a German publication, by Christoph Hosang on why the eurozone’s crisis response has been such a disaster and why the German government is a big part of the problem Tweet

Posted 21 Sep 2014 in Blog, euro, European Spring, Germany, The European
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I was interviewed by Pierre-Henri Thomas for the Belgian publication Trends Tendances on the crisis in Europe and why Germany is not an economic model Tweet

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I was interviewed by Eric Bonse for the German newspaper, Die Tageszeitung Tweet

Posted 17 May 2014 in Blog, Die Tageszeitung, euro, European Spring, Germany
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Former ECB chief economist Otmar Issing has a piece in today’s FT that is riddled with mistakes and misconceptions. The headline gives you the gist of it: “Get your finances in order and stop blaming Germany: The countries now in trouble have caused their own problems”. Here are a few of the flaws in his argument. […]

Posted 26 Mar 2014 in Blog, euro, Europe, European Spring, Germany
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In additional to its fiscal enforcement powers, the European Commission is now mandated to tackle excessive imbalances in the eurozone that could endanger its stability. Due to German lobbying, EU rules on imbalances are dangerously unbalanced: while they deem a current-account deficit of 4% of GDP problematic, a surplus has to exceed 6% of GDP […]

Posted 17 Oct 2013 in Blog, euro, Germany
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Die Berliner Republik, 06/12. Wenn Vorbehalte gegen Eingewanderte und Einwanderung laut werden, gehen Progressive nicht selten in Deckung. Das ist ein großer Fehler. Denn sowohl progressive Prinzipien als auch Pragmatismus und ökonomische Vernunft sprechen dafür, Einwanderung und Vielfalt ohne Wenn und Aber zu unterstützen

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in German. Read it here (scroll down the page) Tweet

Posted 15 Sep 2007 in Blog, Germany, Immigration