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The Greek Economy: Which Way Forward?

A new CEPR paper finds that Greece will need a fiscal stimulus if it is to emerge from years of mass unemployment in the near future. The report, “The Greek Economy: Which Way Forward?” notes that after six years of recession, Greece has completed one of the largest adjustments in the world, with import spending falling 36 percent and the government achieving the largest cyclically adjusted primary budget surplus in the eurozone.

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Unemployment Edges Down to 5.6 Percent

252,000 jobs were created in December, reflecting an economy now adding jobs at a healthy pace. However, last month's wage gains were almost entirely reversed, indicating that the labor market will have to get considerably tighter before we see substantial wage growth. More in this month's Jobs Byte.

The Consequences of Increased Population Growth for Climate Change

This new CEPR paper examines the impact of population growth on global climate change. Economist David Rosnick employs the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) to estimate the effects of population growth on the global average temperature by 2100.

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CEPR in the News

Greek Economy May Recover Faster than We Think
The Independent, January 26, 2015

Membership Rate Falls for U.S. Unions in 2014
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2015

Removing the Social Security Tax Cap Would Benefit Most Workers
The Real News, January 20, 2015

Can Capitalists Save Capitalism?
The New York Times, January 20, 2015

Major Insurance Company Announces Large Raises For Lowest-Paid Employees
ThinkProgress, January 14, 2015

The Mortgage Mistake
The New Yorker, January 12, 2015

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