Updated Country Pages

We have just completed updating our existing country pages (here). We have not only incorporated new data, but have also changed the focus of each page. We hope that our accompanying commentary provides insightful context for the EU as we see it. Keep checking back as we will be working to add new countries to […]

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2017Q3: Europe Beats Expectations For Q3

by Thomas Cooley, Peter Rupert, and Charlie Nusbaum   Third quarter GDP numbers for Europe have been finally been released and they indicate that the EU is performing better than expected. EU GDP grew at an annualized rate of 2.42% during the third quarter, slightly down from the 2.83% growth experienced last quarter. Compared to […]

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Europe Continues To Grow

By Thomas Cooley, Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert   The good year for Europe continues, according to the second quarter numbers released by Eurostat this month. Indeed, annualized quarterly GDP growth for the Euro Area rose from 2.2% to 2.6% during 2017Q2, while that for the Union as a whole increased from 2.2% to 2.7%. […]

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A Promising New Year For Europe

By Thomas Cooley, Charlie Nusbaum, and Peter Rupert   Eurostat recently released estimates of first quarter GDP for the Eurozone and other EU member nations showing GDP growth of approximately 0.6% (here). Indeed, GDP growth rates increased by 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively, relative to the same time last year. In light of these promising, albeit […]

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A Tale of Three Europes

By Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert To View This Article in Portuguese go to https://www.homeyou.com/~edu/conto-de-tres-europas.  Our sincere thanks to Artur Weber https://www.homeyou.com/~edu/ One of the great hopes for the European Union and particularly the Eurozone was that removal of national barriers and the free flow of capital and labor would lead to gradual convergence of […]

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The Final Countdown

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert It is now less than 12 hours before we hear the final tally on whether to stay or “Brexit” (British Exit) from the economic coalition known as the European Union. Until recently, it looked likely that the UK would remain a member, but recent polling suggests that the likelihood […]

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Brexit and the Eurozone Recovery

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy and Peter Rupert Much discussion continues about a potential “Brexit,” a British exit from the Eurozone due to the belief that the Eurozone does not help the British economy. Leaving aside the merits of the policy for the UK, we are going to describe the implications of such a policy on the […]

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Europe Struggles To Lift Off

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert Fourth Quarter data for 2015 were released this morning by Eurostat. As usual the details for individual countries are lagging behind but the larger picture is clear: the economic recovery in Europe is progressing more slowly than policymakers had hoped, but there are signs of promise. The […]

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