Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Austerity or Stimulus? Merkel and the Eurozone Decide

By Jordan Jackson Published November 9, 2014

Angela Merkel has headed the European economic recovery initiative for over a decade now with austerity - a prevailing model that has seen the German economy stabilize in the wake of the crisis. However, as infrastructure and GDP slows in Germany, is austerity still enough to fend off a recession. The remedy may now rest in stimulus.

Could Scotland have gone it alone? Yes. Should it have? No

By Jordan Jackson Published October 24, 2014

With questions raised on oil revenues, readiness to address the Eurocrisis, as well as economic stability at a level to effectively "go it alone," a YES vote in the Scottish referendum for independence would have been bad for the U.K and very bad for Scotland.