George Papandreou has won the non confidence vote

Prime Minister George Papandreou has won the vote of non confidence in the Greek Parliament by a margin of 153 to 145  votes .Papandreou will now seek to form some sort of cross party government to broaden the base of support for the course he has chosen and the bailout package.

About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.
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0 Responses to George Papandreou has won the non confidence vote

  1. Frederick says:

    Generally, if monetary policy is “loose” one should see stock prices rise, the currency should weaken and long-term bond yields should rise (as nominal GDP expectations increase). For a large country such as the US, a loosening of monetary policy should also be expected to increase commodity prices.So we would see stock and commodity prices rise and currency and bonds fall if monetary policy was loose, indicating an excess supply of money.But we could also see the same if, assuming monetary policy hasn’t changed, people choose to take on greater risk. So given a rise in stock and commodity prices, and a fall in currency and bonds, how do you determine if this was the result of loose monetary policy or people wanting to take on greater risk?

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