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Rogoff: a gold opportunity for Mario Draghi

Cheaper imported oil is a huge bonanza for Europe, even if it produces deflation. It is, however, a lost opportunity if monetary policy is unable to take advantage to enhance the effect through easier monetary policy», says Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard’s Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics
Interview by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, 2015

The new round of the Greek Crisis – an interview with Yanis Varoufakis

The new round of the Greek Crisis – an interview with Yanis Varoufakis

«Greece is in the clasps of a triple insolvency: an insolvent state, insolvent banks and an insolvent private sector» — an interview with Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, cop-author of the “modest proposal” for a resolution of the sovereign debt crisis in the Euro area. (c) JNR, 2014

Constantin Gurdgiev: «ECB will need further measures, including an outright QE»

Gurdgiev is editor of TrueEconomics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Interview by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues © June 2014

Yanis Varoufakis: “‘A European New Deal for all of Europe”

Yanis Varoufakis:

Yanis Varoufakis, the political economist and blogger, thinks the Eurocrisis countries need a kind of a New Deal and not a Marshall Plan as some politicians suggested. He speaks for an alternative solution politically feasible regarding sceptic voters like the Germans. Interview by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues. Comments from Portuguese and Foreigner Economists. UPDATED.
(c) JNR, 2013

Cinzia Alcidi: “The blanket of guaranties required is too big for many countries”

Euro Zone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Part 2? – an interview with Cinzia Alcidi, Research Fellow from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), based in Brussels.
JNR© 2010

«The role of finance has to be fundamentally rethought»

An alternative to the current mess would be to rethink the very basis of banking and finance, the essence of the financial rent-seeking economic model developed since the 1970s. But it is truly a political question, not an economic one, although it is an interesting debate for economists. Voters at polls will decide: «Do people want that? I can’t answer that question for them», says Professor Jamie Morgan. In the Economics field, the 2007-2009 crisis just smashed a certain brand of applied monetarism and also a kind of bastard Keynesianism. More heterodox thinking is required.

A conversation with Jamie Morgan, University of Helsinki