Statement of six macroeconomists about Luis María Linde

"As economists specialized in macroeconomic/financial stability, and concerned with the well-being of the Spanish economy, we would like to ask for the immediate resignation of Luís María Linde as governor of the Bank of Spain. His statements about the possibility of a "corralito" (a bank freeze) are extremely careless. They obviously have a political intention, they are in conflict with…

Comunicat del Col·lectiu Wilson davant de les Eleccions del 27-S

Setembre 2015

1Els membres del Col·lectiu Wilson vàrem decidir ara fa gairebé tres anys “unir esforços per contribuir que els ciutadans de Catalunya tinguin l’oportunitat de decidir el seu futur lliurement, sense por ni amenaces, i amb la millor informació possible”. Aquest comunicat ha estat pensat i escrit amb aquest mateix objectiu.

Keynes and the fiscal dividend of independence

In 1919 a brash young British economist attended the Paris Peace Conference representing the British Treasury. Frustrated with the terms agreed in the Treaty of Versailles —particularly with the enormous economic reparations that the Allied Powers demanded from the defeated side— he resigned and returned to Cambridge. In just two months, he wrote a book that had great international impact…

"És L'Hora dels Adéus?", nou llibre de Xavier Sala i Martín

"La demanda dels catalans sembla estranya en un món que no està acostumat a dibuixar fronteres amb la força dels vots. Però hi haurà un dia en què votar per decidir fronteres serà normal. I quan ho sigui, la gent mirarà enrere i pensarà que la situació del 2014 era anacrònica i indecent." Amb un estil directe, clar i contundent,…

Our European partners

I have always thought that you don’t truly know a person until you see how he or she acts in situations of personal crisis. For example, a husband’s reaction when his wife asks him for a divorce shows what he is like as a person. Some men recognize that they’ve done things badly and correct their mistakes. Sometimes this honest…

To Hide a Huge Deficit

Minister Montoro and his employee Ángel de la Fuente, former researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona), have finally published their "territorialized accounts". After a first reading, these are my reactions.First. It is not acceptable that the ministry would hide data that should be public property. Making the data publicly available would…
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