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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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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Europe Grows Apart

by Thomas Cooley, Ben Griffy, and Peter Rupert Second Quarter data for 2015 are now trickling out of Eurostat. What we see is encouraging evidence of recovery for the major producing countries but a continent that is moving apart. Prior to the financial crisis and the Great Recession the economies were largely growing together but […]

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A European Rebound?

by Zach Bethune, Thomas Cooley and Peter Rupert The recent news from Europe has been much more optimistic about a budding recovery for most Europe and the Eurozone. The dramatic decline in the value of the Euro against the dollar and the beginning of  the ECB’s program of quantitative easing has sparked optimism about the […]

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