Distilling the macroeconomic news flow

Alessandro Beber, Michael W Brandt, Maurizio Luisi, 19 April 2013



Timely measurement of the state of the economy relies traditionally on low-frequency observations of a few economic aggregates that refer to previous weeks, months, or even quarters. A prominent example is the advance estimate of GDP released quarterly about a month after the end of the quarter.

Topics: Macroeconomic policy
Tags: Information, news

Contagion during the Greek sovereign debt crisis

Jakob de Haan, Mark Mink, 23 February 2012



In the course of 2010, the financial problems of Greece became so severe that the Eurozone countries together with the IMF agreed to provide emergency loans for a total amount of €110 billion, to be disbursed over the period May 2010 through June 2013.

Topics: Financial markets, International finance
Tags: banks, Greece, news, sovereign default

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