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Brexit Debate: Being Part of the European Global Macro-region Could be Vital for British Cities

May 13, 2016

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Brexit enthusiasts argue that to maintain and improve its position in the world economy the UK doesn’t need to be part of the European Union. But research published in Changing Urban and Regional Relations in Europe: Europe as a Global Macro-region paints a different picture.

The two and a half year study* by Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme with academics in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden, identifies for the first time just how functionally interconnected and integrated the European economic space really is. […]

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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “to restore growth and address the issue of social inequality there is an urgent need to attract private investment”

March 17, 2015

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In the third part of this Elgar Debates series, former Minister of Finance Dr. Philippos Sachinidis replies to Professor Steve Keen. To follow this debate from the beginning, read the first and second letters.

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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “Being anti-austerity is not enough”

March 3, 2015

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In his response to Dr. Philippos Sachinidis’ letter last week, Professor Steve Keen outlines the economic problems of austerity and argues that a misdiagnosis of Greece’s economic situation has lead to a Great Depression.

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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “The positions taken by the coalition government are deafeningly silent regarding the boost in demand with private investment”

February 26, 2015

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In a new series of Elgar Debates, Dr. Philippos Sachinidis, former Minister of Finance in the previous Greek Government, tells Professor Steve Keen what is wrong with the current Government’s economic strategy.

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Elgar Debates: How to Promote a Global Economic Recovery? “It is pure fantasy to believe that anything but demand is the driving force of economic activity”

December 4, 2014

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What are the best economic policies to promote a global recovery?  Here, in the fourth letter of this debate, Louis-Philippe Rochon defends Keynesian theory and argues that austerity is causing great social as well as economic harm.

To follow this debate from the beginning, read Steve Kates’ first letter here.  Then read Louis-Philippe’s reply, and then Steve’s reply to Louis-Philippe.

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