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How common – and how voluntary – is part-time employment?

eurostat, (2018), «How common – and how voluntary – is part-time employment?», 8 Ιουνίου 43 million persons aged 15 to 64 in the European Union (EU) worked part-time in 2017. This represents one in five (19.4%) persons having a job in the EU. Part-time employment as a percentage of total employment has fluctuated between 15.6% and 19.6% over the last 15 years in the EU. In 2017, this proportion was …Read More

ΤτΕ/Τραπεζικά επιτόκια καταθέσεων και δανείων: Απρίλιος 2018

ΤτΕ/Τραπεζικά επιτόκια καταθέσεων και δανείων: Απρίλιος 2018 Αμετάβλητο παρέμεινε, τον Απρίλιο του 2018, το μέσο σταθμισμένο επιτόκιο του συνόλου των νέων καταθέσεων, ενώ το μέσο σταθμισμένο επιτόκιο των νέων δανείων παρέμεινε σχεδόν αμετάβλητο. Το περιθώριο επιτοκίου* παρέμεινε σχεδόν αμετάβλητο στις 4,19 εκατοστιαίες μονάδες . Το μέσο σταθμισμένο επιτόκιο του συνόλου των νέων καταθέσεων παρέμεινε αμετάβλητο στο 0,29%. Ειδικότερα, το μέσο επιτόκιο των καταθέσεων μίας ημέρας από νοικοκυριά παρέμεινε αμετάβλητο στο …Read More

The international role of the euro

ECB/The international role of the euro/Ιούνιος 2018 In 2017 and early 2018, the strong and broad-based growth momentum in the euro area economy as well as the continued impact of the ECB’s asset purchase programme were among the main developments affecting the international role of the euro. In this environment, the international use of the euro showed signs of broad stabilisation. For instance, the shares of the euro in global …Read More

The Italian Crisis

Silvia Merler, (2018), «The Italian Crisis», Bruegel, 4 Ιουνίου Ferdinando Giugliano notices how the Italian president has been cast as an enemy of democracy after his refusal to accept a eurosckeptic finance minister, while the anti-establishment League (La Lega) and the Five Star Movement (Movimento 5 Stelle or M5S) parties – who chose to blow up their attempt to form a government instead of proposing an alternative name – have …Read More

The retirement-consumption puzzle: New evidence from personal finances

Arna Olafsson, Michaela Pagel, (2018), «The retirement-consumption puzzle: New evidence from personal finances», VoxEU, 7 Ιουνίου A large academic literature in economics analyses changes in household consumption upon retirement. After all, household consumption is the most important part of aggregate demand and the increase in the share of the workforce that will be approaching or past retirement age in the coming years puts this topic at centerstage for both policymakers and …Read More

Monetary policy in a low interest rate environment

ECB (2018)/Monetary policy in a low interest rate environment/6 Ιουνίου Monetary policy plays an important role by creating an environment which facilitates the necessary structural adjustments, even if in itself it cannot address structural aspects of the economy. Indeed, by laying the groundwork for a return of inflation to our objective, our monetary policy measures have been supporting economic activity and have alleviated damage to the economy’s growth potential. Our …Read More

The turnaround of the Portuguese economy: Two decades of structural changes

Mário Centeno, Miguel Castro Coelho, (2018), «The turnaround of the Portuguese economy: Two decades of structural changes», VoxEU, 6 Ιουνίου In the run-up to introduction of the euro in 2002, perceptions about Portugal’s economic prospects and investment risk changed, resulting in a substantial increase in private debt and a mild domestic demand-led boom. The boom gave way, in the 2000s, to a decade of protracted growth, worsening labour market conditions, …Read More

Understanding populism: What role do crises play in the growth of Euroscepticism?

Andrea L. P. Pirro, (2018), «Understanding populism: What role do crises play in the growth of Euroscepticism?», EUROPP, LSE, 6 Ιουνίου Three distinct crises have hit the European Union in the last decade: the Great Recession, the migration crisis, and Brexit. As Andrea L. P. Pirro explains, there has been a widespread assumption that populist parties with Eurosceptic profiles have been the main political beneficiaries from these crises. But there …Read More

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: Απρίλιος 2018

ECB/Euro area bank interest rate statistics: April 2018/4 Ιουνίου The composite cost-of-borrowing indicator for new loans to corporations and for new loans to households for house purchase remained broadly unchanged in April 2018, at 1.70% and 1.83%, respectively. In the same month, the euro area composite interest rate for new deposits from corporations remained broadly unchanged at 0.08%, while the one from households showed no change at 0.37%. Bank interest rates …Read More

Στα σκαριά «πακέτο» buffer και προληπτικής γραμμής λόγω Ιταλίας και τραπεζών

Νένα Μαλλιάρα, (2018), «Στα σκαριά «πακέτο» buffer και προληπτικής γραμμής λόγω Ιταλίας και τραπεζών«, capital.gr, 4 Ιουνίου Σε συνδυασμό μαξιλαριού ρευστότητας και προληπτικής πιστωτικής γραμμής ενόψει της εξόδου της Ελλάδας από το πρόγραμμα τον Αύγουστο, φαίνεται πως οδηγεί η αυξημένη μεταβλητότητα στις αγορές. Εν μέσω κινδύνων και αβεβαιοτήτων που επανέρχονται διεθνώς, το σενάριο της προληπτικής γραμμής στήριξης που «αφορίζεται» από την κυβέρνηση προκειμένου να μην πληγεί το αφήγημα της καθαρής …Read More

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