Dr. Dorothee Heisenberg

Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dorothee Heisenberg's Archive

Invisible Redistribution to Weaker Economies? The Case for EU Automatic Stabilizers

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The Greek financial crisis seems finally to have been overcome, thanks to emergency European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending to the Greek government.  Bondholders will have been punished, too, losing 75 percent of their capital in the transaction, and Greece itself will continue to be yoked to austerity budgets… Read more >

Unwarranted Schadenfreude (or Why the Survival of the Euro Matters to Americans)

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Schadenfreude [shahd-n-froi-duh] noun: satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune  It’s very tempting for Americans to roll their eyes about the debt crisis in Greece, and to treat the entire European euro crisis as a remote parlor game, where the success or failure of Greece to stay in the euro is… Read more >

Innovation in the United States and Germany: Case Studies

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As two pillars of the global economy, the status and future of applied innovation in the U.S.-German partnership constitutes a long term challenge to decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic, albeit for slightly different, if convergent, reasons…