Friday, May 15, 2009

France Hangs On

GDP growth figures are out today, and France is doing slightly better than its neighbors, down only -1.2 points compared with the U.K.'s -1.9 and the U.S.'s -1.5. But caution is in order: these figures are subject to revision, and France has erred on the optimistic side in the past. (h/t Éloi)

More here. And on the depressing German plunge, see here.

Buiter: Does the ECB Have Enough Capital?

Here.

Grenoble Recordings

You can listen to recordings of many of the sessions of the Grenoble forum "Réinventer la démocratie" here. The controversies and debates will be rebroadcast later on France Culture.