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Posts on March 2023
In the previous blog we expressed concern that the European Commission may suffer from an optimism bias. We noted that the long-run outlook for real GDP growth in the EU27 as a whole appeared to be based on too-favorable labor productivity growth assumptions.
Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian
There is one question more than any other swirling around in our minds as we contemplate the devastation of this week’s train crash, which killed more than 50 people, mostly young Greeks: How could this happen?
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis