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Greece’s Least Wanted Man Lives in Maryland

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Andreas Georgiou, the former head of Greece’s economic statistics agency, fixed the country’s erroneous economic statistics. Now he is blamed by politicians for the severe austerity measures that Greece’s creditors have imposed on the small country. He also faces civil and criminal charges that allege he overinflated deficits in his rectification of Greece’s public accounting.

Populist Politicians Take On Italy’s Massive Debt Pile

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Italian courts are grappling with hundreds of lawsuits over unpaid debts going back fifty years. Unpaid bills and a massive debt have stoked voter frustration over the country’s old guard and led to the rise of the Five Star Party as a major rival to Italy’s Democratic Party.

Puerto Rico Needs an Economy

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Puerto Rico’s $370 million debt default exposes the structural weaknesses of an economy that’s smaller today than it was a decade ago. Any sustainable plan for Puerto Rico must include economic growth. Without growth, the island's economy will continue to weaken and its ability to service its debt would decrease.

Greece Gets Something Right!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Greece trails Spain and Italy in olive oil production, but is poised for a good year in 2015. A drought in Spain has led to a large drop in production, and bad weather, fruit flies, and a disease have all contributed to a decrease in Italian output.

Italy Leans While Greece Tumbles

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Viewed from afar, the financial woes of Italy and Greece can look dangerously similar. However, Italy has managed to avoid Greece's fate due to a stronger economy and more help from the European Central Bank.

The Bond Market Survives

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The bond markets passed a critical test on June 29 and maintained liquidity in the face of defaults by Greece and Puerto Rico. But are they ready for the real test when the Fed starts raising interest rates?

Greece Told to Stop Fighting Creditors' Demands as Deadline Nears

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Battle lines were drawn in a meeting at a recent meeting of EU finance officials when the Greek representative was told his government had to quickly come up with a serious action plan that includes pension and tax reform.

Greece: A Scary Calendar of Payments Due

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Greece owes 180 percent of its GDP to the IMF, the ECB, and other euro zone governments.

Greeks Face a Wall Few Nations Surmount

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

History suggests that Greece can’t maintain austerity for long.

Droid Killer?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

Cheap smartphones running Firefox’s mobile OS are beginning to spread into emerging markets.

Greece’s Financial Woes Are Far From Over

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Debt stands at 176 percent of GDP in Greece. No one knows how the country will pay.

The Euro Zone Loses Its Raison D’Etre

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Foreign ownership of debt in euro-area countries is dropping.

Fingers Crossed In the Alps

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Davos attendees hope signs of a recovery don’t vanish in the mist.

Charlie Rose Talks to Kenneth Rogoff

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

Kenneth Rogoff has found that debt levels of 90-100% of GDP for a country will slow the country’s future GDP growth. Does he think the United States is going the way of Greece or Japan?

Selling Assets Among The Ruins

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Greece must sell state assets, but obstacles pile up.

Who Lost the Euro?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What's going on in Europe?

A False Brigade

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can the emerging economies save Europe?

The Forgiveness Fix

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Should countries be allowed to erase or default on their debt?

The Long Shadow of Credit Default Swaps

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Sellers of credit swaps are on the hook if a nation defaults. Regulators have reined in risk, but have they gone far enough? Are weak or fragmented clearinghouses making matters worse?

The Long Shadow of Credit Default Swaps

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sellers of credit swaps are on the hook if a nation defaults. Regulators have reined in risk, but have they gone far enough? Are weak or fragmented clearinghouses making matters worse?

The Long Shadow of Credit Default Swaps

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Sellers of credit swaps are on the hook if a nation defaults. Regulators have reined in risk, but have they gone far enough? Are weak or fragmented clearinghouses making matters worse?

The Debt Crisis Could Shift to Paris

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

France's debt woes are less well known but, over the long run, may be no less severe than those of Greece.

Join the Euro? Whose Idea Was That?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Before the economic crisis, many Eastern European countries were excited about joining the monetary union in Europe. Now, some aren't so sure.

How to Save Greece

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What will it take to save Greece?

Rats! Why Bond Investors Fall for the Same Old Trick

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Bond investors follow interest rates as predictors of financial crises, but it turns out they're a poor indicator.

Rats! Why Bond Investors Fall for the Same Old Trick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Bond investors follow interest rates as predictors of financial crises, but it turns out they're a poor indicator.

Rats! Why Bond Investors Fall for the Same Old Trick

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Bond investors follow interest rates as predictors of financial crises, but it turns out they're a poor indicator.

A Downfall's Fallout

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What does Europe lose in the IMF chief's downfall?

The Destruction of Economic Facts

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto argues that the financial crisis wasn't just about finance

Message From Vienna, 1931

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can Europe avoid a repeat of its 1931 economic failures?

Playing Chicken with the Debt

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Should we increase the debt limit?

These Scissors Won't Cut

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Can the U.S. avoid following Greece, Ireland, and Iceland into the credit abyss?

These Scissors Won't Cut

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can the U.S. avoid following Greece, Ireland, and Iceland into the credit abyss?

These Scissors Won't Cut

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can the U.S. avoid following Greece, Ireland, and Iceland into the credit abyss?

For Sale-ish

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Greece is trying to sell assets in order to pay down its foreign debt. The Greek bureaucracy appears to have other ideas.

It's Portugal Against the Bond Traders

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Is Portugal the next Greece? Some bond traders seem to think so.

Greece's Weakness is its Strength

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Will the EU support Greece's bailout?

Greece's Weakness is its Strength

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou has used his country's fragile state to his advantage in negotiations with the EU

In Defense of Goldman. Really

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Loopholes in EU rules, not Goldman Sachs, are to blame for Europe's debt troubles

She's Got the Whole Euro in Her Hands

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

With Greece verging on a financial meltdown that could spread to other EU countries, Angela Merkel is going to have to tell the German people that the old ways aren't working anymore and Germany must change. Will she have the guts to do it?

She's Got the Whole Euro in Her Hands

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With Greece verging on a financial meltdown that could spread to other EU countries, Angela Merkel is going to have to tell the German people that the old ways aren't working anymore and Germany must change. Will she have the guts to do it?

She's Got the Whole Euro in Her Hands

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

With Greece verging on a financial meltdown that could spread to other EU countries, Angela Merkel is going to have to tell the German people that the old ways aren't working anymore and Germany must change. Will she have the guts to do it?

Greece Rattles the Euro Zone

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Will Greece be the first country in the EU to default?


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