The Greek Economic crisis

To say the Greek economy has struggled over the past decade would be an understatement. Following the Great Recession of 2007-8, the state of the Greek economy was in calamity and by 2009 their budget deficit had exceeded 15% of GDP. The previous government had deficits that were greater than had initially been stated withContinue reading “The Greek Economic crisis”

Do trade deficits matter?

Economists have long considered free trade as mutually beneficial for all countries involved. With this said, during the 2016 US Presidential Campaign, free trade received criticism from the Republican nominee Donald Trump, who touted the decline in manufacturing jobs in the midwestern states as a consequence of trade liberalisation. The US has had a tradeContinue reading “Do trade deficits matter?”