How Much Do Countries Benefit from Becoming EU Members?

Apr 17, 2014, 8:46 AM

In the wake of the recent crisis, the debate about the economic benefits from EU membership has intensified. This column presents new results about the benefits... Read »

Secular Stagnation or Secular Boom?

Apr 17, 2014, 7:58 AM

The notion that some countries are caught in a long and protracted period of low growth has received an increasing amount of attention and has been labelled “secular... Read »

Patents, Like Bridges, are Prime Draws for Trolls

Apr 16, 2014, 2:49 PM

But while their bridge-dwelling cousins have a taste for billy goats, patent trolls have a more costly appetite for technology companies and their work. Patent trolls... Read »

Considering QE, Mario? Buy US bonds, not Eurobonds

Apr 16, 2014, 2:30 PM

The Eurozone needs to further ease monetary policy because under the current low inflation and high unemployment periphery countries need to suffer painful deflation.... Read »

Berlin Fears a High Court Ruling Could Threaten the EU

Apr 15, 2014, 10:24 AM

The Greek economy ended its four-year exile from international markets last week with a triumphant 3 billion euro (about $4.1 billion) bond sale. The global financial... Read »

The Transmission of Fed Tapering News to Emerging Financial Markets

Apr 13, 2014, 3:27 PM

In 2013, policymakers began discussing when and how to ‘taper’ the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policy. This column presents evidence on the effect... Read »

The Cards Are Stacked Against the Russian Investment Case

Apr 13, 2014, 2:16 PM

I have always believed that government policies are a precursor to change, and witnessing the drama with Putin in the Russian corner of the globe, I think now is... Read »

Greece Wants Back in the Game, Turkey’s Turnaround

Apr 13, 2014, 2:07 PM

Did you know that over the last year the Greek stock market is up roughly 45 percent? The country that many believed would never recover from a six-year recession... Read »

The Many Hands of Mario Draghi

Apr 4, 2014, 6:55 AM

Mario Draghi press conference yesterday was yet another exercise of creating confusion about what the ECB intends to do. Maybe what he referred to as an unanimous... Read »

Dentistry is Ripe for High-Tech Blockbusters

Apr 3, 2014, 4:15 PM

Did you ever wonder about the scenario in a dentist’s office when he casually mentions it’s time for some new bite-wing X-rays? First, they cover you from neck... Read »

Tight Oil Making a Difference

Apr 1, 2014, 10:49 AM

Oil produced from tight formations in the United States inaccessible before the days of horizontal fracturing is now accounting for 4.3% of total global crude oil... Read »

Russia and the US Negotiate the Future of Ukraine

Apr 1, 2014, 9:15 AM

During the Cold War, U.S. secretaries of state and Soviet foreign ministers routinely negotiated the outcome of crises and the fate of countries. It has been a long... Read »

A Takeoff Window for Drones

Mar 28, 2014, 7:50 AM

A sudden thaw in the regulatory climate has given at least some U.S. operators of drone aircraft clearance to fly, but there may be more clouds creeping over... Read »

The Baltic Republics and Putin

Mar 26, 2014, 8:30 AM

For the first time since 1991, when the Baltic republics – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – emerged from the Soviet Union, these states are again fearful of... Read »

Russia to Recession?

Mar 25, 2014, 12:00 PM

From Reuters: Russia is at risk of recession as investors pull money out of the country, with growth likely to evaporate if capital outflows reach $100 billion,... Read »

The Last NATO President?

Mar 24, 2014, 2:28 PM

Is Barack Obama the last NATO president? The answer may lie in a tiny corner of Russia, wedged deep within NATO territory. Kaliningrad, the city that serves as the... Read »

Why Didn’t the Malaysian Military Intercept MAH370?

Mar 18, 2014, 10:51 AM

The disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 is one of the most disturbing episodes of recent years. Initially, I concluded that the plane had exploded at high altitude,... Read »

Bitcoin is a Currency! And it Cannot be Valued!

Mar 14, 2014, 10:14 AM 1

As I have talked about or written on topics, I have learned that there are hot-button issues that almost always attract firestorms. Thus, when I write about Tesla,... Read »

The Hazards Of Secondhand News

Mar 14, 2014, 8:36 AM

Let’s talk about a product found in virtually every American household that sometimes causes serious side effects, including anxiety, depression, delusions, and... Read »

Europe Faces 25 Years of Stagnation – Soros

Mar 12, 2014, 7:38 AM

Billionaire investor George Soros discusses the crisis in Ukraine and Europe with Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua and said, Europe faces 25 years... Read »

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