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Plotting Down Under

thinking about macrofinance with charts – by Silvio Contessi

First Post: “You must have a lot of time on your hands”

Economics/finance graphs with downloadable background files for customization

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When do you start calling this the Greek Depression?

Between 2008 and 2013 Greek real GDP fell by approximately 27%. This is the 3rd deepest recession after the U.S. Great Depression and the Russian 1989-1998 Depression

The Banking Act of 1933 kills Banks Suspensions

From A History of the FDIC 1933-1983: "The terms "bank suspensions" and "bank failures" are often used inter-changeably. Technically, however, "suspensions" include all banks that are closed because of financial difficulties, whereas "failures" are limited to those suspended banks that were... Continue Reading →

2nd Monash Macro/Finance Workshop

The Department of Economics and the Department of Banking and Finance at Monash Business School hosted a one-day Macro/Finance workshop on 11 April 2017. International speakers include James Bullard (President of the St Louis Fed), Kevin Lansing (San Francisco Fed), and Raoul Minetti (Michigan State... Continue Reading →

Lending in Real Estate must be good business for Australian Banks….

The growth of the share of real estate loans lending for Australia 1990-2016 (yellow slice, bottom pie-charts), could be easily confused for the analogous measure for the U.S. of A. 1980-2007 (purple slice, top pie-charts)...

A worthwhile Australian initiative (at Monash): the Australian Macro Database

A team of prominent Monash-based econometricians has developed an "Australian version of Fred." Can't miss it

U.S. Financial Institutions: Three waves of a failures since 1934

Three financial crises in the U.S. of A.: Failed institutions

Real Estate Loans, über alles

How did U.S. banks' loans portfolios evolve since WWII?

The growth of U.S. property prices in the 2000s was stunning, but Ireland…

Irish property prices grew twice as much as in the U.S. in the 2000s

Debt-to-GDP post-2006 in 12 countries

Debt-to-GDP post-2006 in 12 countries, can you tell the GIIPS apart?

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