The Great Debate UK

Germany burdened by its profligate neighbours

December 9, 2010

GERMANY/- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own –

Why we have to support Ireland

November 23, 2010

IRELAND-POLITICS/– Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Thank you, Gordon Brown

November 11, 2010

BRITAIN-INFLATION/–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Is there a way out of the currency war?

October 27, 2010

CHINA-USA/CURRENCY-WARCompetitive devaluation is no longer a possible danger – it is already here. Many people are worried that, after global stock market crashes and a collapse of most of the world’s banking system, a war over exchange rates completes a sequence of events that looks awfully like a rerun of the 1930’s. There is however one crucial difference. The Chinese role certainly makes matters more complicated, though it is as yet unclear whether it makes the outlook better or worse.

What can the U.S. learn from the Spending Review?

October 25, 2010

Watching George Osborne present the results of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review last week, two thoughts went through my mind.

Monetary policy: QE2 or the Titanic?

October 1, 2010

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.” – the words of a wise Roman thinker (or was it a Greek central banker?). At any rate, the gods certainly seem to have no benevolent intentions with regard to this country, judging by the statements coming from the Bank of England, in particular the calls for another round of quantitative easing from one member of the Monetary Policy Committee and the cry of “Spend, spend, spend” from another.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

August 25, 2010

USA/

-Laurence Copeland is professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own and do not constitute investment advice. -