Recent posts on the other economics blog include:
Which is best method of inflation to use? - Many have been highlighting the zeroflation of RPI showing 0%. Yet, for many people zero inflation doesn't apply. The price of many items is still rising which is why CPI inflation is 3%. The 0% RPI reflects the fall in interest rates and lower mortgage payments. But, David Blanchflower in a recent speech on - The future of monetary policy was suggesting we could use RPIX as the main method of inflation and give a higher priority to housing costs in targetting inflation
Difference Between Recession and Deflation. A recession usually doesn't caused deflation. Deflation is a sign of a 'great recession or depression.
The effects of weak sterling on the economy
Bond Yields on EU debt. The credit crisis has seen a sharp rise in bond yields on Greece and Italian government debt - reflecting the high levels of government borrowing. Why this poses problems should EU seek to pursue Quantitative easing
Why Euro is harming competitiveness when it's needed most
Increased chance of Euro becoming world's reserve currency (A Mixed blessing for EU)
Zimbabwe's hyperinflation has been ended by switching to the US dollar.