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Edward Hugh
Edward Hugh is an independent macroeconomist, who specializes in growth and productivity theory, with particular emphasis on the economic impacts of ageing populations and other demographic processes like migration flows. Based in Barcelona, Edward is a macroeconomist and an active member of the Catalan economics community. He is a regular contributor to a number of widely read weblogs, including A Fistful of Euros, Roubini Global Economics Monitor, and Demography Matters, and maintains an active and dynamic Facebook community. The New York Times called him "The Blog Prophet of Euro Zone Doom".

Beyond their ken?

The Spanish and EU flags.

Spain’s economic problems now form part of such a complex web of cause and effect, action and reaction, that it is getting increasingly difficult for laymen, journalists and politicians alike to get to the core of what is actually happening.

April 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Do EU migration trends put Spain’s health and pensions system at risk?

Ecuadorian immigrants

There is a growing acknowledgement that economic and social impacts of migrant movements are greater than mainstream thought would have us believe.

March 7th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

The great Portuguese hollowing out

The Tagus river in Lisbon.

With every passing day Portugal has less and less economy left, while fewer and fewer people remain to pay down the debt.

February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

Has Spain’s economic contraction become self-perpetuating?

Pensions are putting increasing pressure on the Spanish economy.

The Spanish government has so far managed to avoid requesting a sovereign bailout and says growth will return by the end of 2013. But the bad news is that once again, recession still lurks on the horizon.

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

To be or not to be: Catalonia as an independent state

The Catalan independence flag.

The growing distance between Catalonia and the rest of Spain is becoming problematic, and could now be considered one of the most important tail risks facing the euro. When Spain finally asks the EU for a rescue, Europe’s leaders must use the opportunity to promote dialogue and search for viable solutions.

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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