The writer is senior economist at OFCE Sciences Po, Paris and teaches at the School of Government and Public Policy, Indonesia. He served as senior economic advisor to the Italian prime minister (1999-2002).

Still backsliding
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Private spending will resume when expectations on the future change, when the economy resumes growth.

Eurozone worry lines
Fri, May 09, 2014

In Greece, investment is just 35 per cent of what it was in 2007, and austerity has seriously affected the quality of education and healthcare.