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February 20, 2015
Greek Bailout Extension Deal Represents a “Significant Retreat” by the European Authorities, CEPR Co-Director Says
A deal reached between the Greek government and European authorities represents a “significant retreat” by the so-called troika and “shows that their austerity program, which has failed miserably, is no longer politically enforceable,” Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today.
January 25, 2015
Syriza Victory in Greece Could Be a “Historic Turning Point” for Eurozone Economic Policy, CEPR Co-Director Says
Left-wing party Syriza’s strong victory in Greece’s elections today marks a “historic turning point” for countries attempting to emerge from sluggish economic growth, high unemployment and other poor indicators more than six years after the Global Recession began, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today.
January 23, 2015
New Paper Concludes that Greece Will Need Better Macroeconomic Policies to Exit from Mass Unemployment
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) finds that Greece will need a fiscal stimulus if it is to emerge from years of mass unemployment in the near future. The paper, “The Greek Economy: Which Way Forward?” by Mark Weisbrot, David Rosnick and Stephan Lefebvre 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.
January 20, 2015
SEC Examinations of Private Equity Uncover Widespread Violations of Law or Material Weaknesses
A new report by Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) looks at the recent SEC investigations of private equity funds and demonstrates why it remains important to continue to regulate the industry.
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