Reading List: How Germany became Europe’s richest country (video edition)

13th February 2012


Quantitative Easing is destroying UK economy and savers

£325 billion – that's how much the Bank of England have pumped into the UK economy since 2009 through its quantitative easing program but what good has it done? The professor who coined the term ‘quantitative easing' during Japan's lost decade says that the BofE's policy has so far "misfired." Channel 4


What's Next for the US Economy?

With several indicators showing that the recovery may be on the way, professor of finance, Michael Brandl, gives some insight into where the economy may go based on where it has been. He discusses the importance of consumer confidence and what's termed as a "jobless recovery" and how that has an impact for an economic rebound. Ohio Means Business


Sylvia Nasar: Charles Dickens, Economist

An interview with Sylvia Nasar the author of Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. She suggests that Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was an early work of economics. "Dickens realized that the old view of stagnant, persistent poverty didn't fit the dynamics of the real-world economy." Institute for New Economic Thinking


Xie Says China's Emerging Economy Can't Be `Fine Tuned'

Andy Xie, former Morgan Stanley chief Asia-Pacific economist, talks about the outlook for China's economy and central bank's monetary policy after the nation's consumer price index (CPI) accelerated for the first time since July. Bloomberg


How Germany Became Europe's Richest Country

As European debt crisis negotiations approach the 11th hour on yet another bailout for Greece, Margaret Warner reports on some of the people behind the economic success of Germany — Europe's richest country. She finds that work ethic and the success of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of the country's economic miracle. PBS


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