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Costas Milas

Costas Milas

Professor of Finance, University of Liverpool

Professor Costas Milas works on issues related to sovereign credit rating decisions. He also works on Monetary Policy issues (such as interest rate setting behaviour) related to the UK, US and Eurozone economies, respectively. He is also researching on debt policies pursued by the Eurozone peripheral economies (Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal).

He holds an MSc (Economics and Finance) and a PhD (Economics) degree from Warwick University. He also holds a BSc (Statistics) from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Before joining Liverpool in 2011, he worked for the Universities of Warwick, Sheffield, Brunel, City and Keele.

For the next prime minister to solve the UK’s productivity problem, they must attract more foreign investment – here’s how

Jun 20, 2024 05:29 am UTC| Economy

The British economy has a serious productivity problem that will have to be addressed by the next government. According to data from the OECD (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), productivity...

Central Banking Series

Inflation: I've been analysing the Bank of England's forecast over the past two years – here's how they got it wrong

Sep 26, 2023 03:55 am UTC| Economy Central Banks

The Bank of England (BoE) has been strongly criticised for failing to predict the surge in inflation. Had it done so, it could have reacted more quickly and prevented inflation from rising as high as 11% in autumn...

Budget 2020: new UK chancellor unveils £30 billion coronavirus fightback – but debt forecasts look optimistic

Mar 12, 2020 17:31 pm UTC| Economy

With the British public increasingly anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic and business leaders confidence in the economy sinking, it comes as no surprise that the UK budget is a targeted effort to alleviate the economic...

How Brexit uncertainty is hurting the UK economy in four charts

Sep 06, 2019 07:43 am UTC| Insights & Views

Each day brings with it new drama in UK politics and the course of Brexit and its playing havoc with the UK economy. The following four graphs show the extent that the UK is at risk of a recession and I conclude that the...

Brexit uncertainty has hurt UK economy – extending Article 50 could hurt it even more

Mar 01, 2019 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Three years on from its vote on EU membership and the UK still has little idea what its future relationship with the EU might turn out to be. Under pressure from europhile members of her cabinet, Theresa May has finally...

What moves markets more, Twitter or traditional news?

Dec 16, 2018 13:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology Economy

Can a single tweet make a countrys currency depreciate by 16%? Apparently it did on August 10, when Donald Trump tweeted that US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium would rise sharply. Amid 36,100 retweets, and calls by...

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Economy

Boeing Component Shortage Delays US-Japan Production of Patriot Missiles for Ukraine

A critical component shortage from Boeing is delaying the production of Patriot air defense missiles used by Ukraine against Russian attacks. The United States and Japan aim to ramp up production, but manufacturing...

Green Dot Fined $44 Million by Federal Reserve for Consumer Law Violations

The Federal Reserve fined Green Dot Bank $44 million for a deficient consumer compliance risk management program and unfair practices. The bank, which partners with Apple and Walmart, saw its stock fall by 5.7%. The fine...

China Commits to Economic Growth and Reform Amidst National Security Concerns

The Communist Party of China concluded a significant conclave, pledging to boost economic development through comprehensive reforms while maintaining national security. The Central Committees communique outlined objectives...

Japan Sets Visitor Record in June as Weak Yen Spurs Tourism Boom

Japan achieved a new monthly visitor record in June, with 3.14 million foreign visitors, driven by the weak yen. This surge positions tourism as a critical economic driver, with expectations of surpassing pre-pandemic...

Politics

Michelle Obama Pressured to Run for President After Joe Biden's Withdrawal—Is She the Only One Who Can Beat Donald Trump?

President Joe Bidens abrupt decision to withdraw from the 2024 presidential election has generated considerable commotion within the Democratic Party and beyond. The 81-year-olds revelation has generated a surge of support...

Kamala Harris and Crypto: How the Next Potential President Stands on Digital Currencies?

With Joe Biden not seeking re-election, Kamala Harris unclear stance on crypto sparks debate about the future of digital currencies in the U.S. Kamala Harris Stance on Digital Currencies Remains a Mystery Virtually...

Is Hillary Clinton Set to Challenge Donald Trump as Joe Biden’s Successor? Here's What We Know

Amid discussions of Joe Biden potentially withdrawing from the Presidential campaign, the United States polity is now grappling with who is most qualified to succeed him. Will Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden as the...

JD Vance, Trump's Pro-Crypto VP Pick, Demands President Biden's Resignation

JD Vance, the pro-crypto VP pick of Donald Trump, has demanded President Joe Bidens resignation, intensifying the political landscape and affecting market sentiments. JD Vances Call for Bidens Resignation Shakes...

Science

NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

NASA and SpaceX have unveiled plans to deorbit the International Space Station by 2031. The $843 million contract awarded to SpaceX includes designing and constructing a deorbit vehicle to guide the ISS to its final...

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

SpaceX Moves Starship Booster to Launch Pad for Historic Flight 5 Test Attempt

SpaceX has moved its rocket booster to the launch pad for the fifth Starship test flight, following a series of prelaunch tests. This test, set for next month, includes the unprecedented attempt to catch the first stage...

We need to consider alternatives to dark matter that better explain cosmological observations

Do constants of nature the numbers that determine how things behave, like the speed of light change over time as the universe expands? Does light get a little tired travelling vast cosmic distances? It was believed that...

Technology

Could Huawei's HarmonyOS Overtake Windows After Moving Away from Android in China?

Huawei plans to replace Windows in China with its new HarmonyOS, further distancing itself from Android. HarmonyOS NEXT for Phones, Watches, and Tablets It is Huaweis goal to create devices that do not rely on...

Solana Cat Meme Coin Popcat Soars 117%, Raises Insider Trading Alarms

The Solana-based Popcat meme coin surged 117% since July 11, raising suspicions of insider trading. Hope Amidst the Surge Retail traders took notice of the recently created Solana joke coin, sending its price soaring...

Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Crypto Assets at Center of WazirX's $11.5M Recovery Bounty Program

In response to a $230 million security breach, WazirX announces an $11.5M bounty program to recover Shiba Inu (SHIB) and other stolen assets. Following a significant security breach that resulted in a two hundred thirty...

MicroStrategy Beats Nvidia with 1339% Stock Surge in Four Years, Highlights Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy (MSTR) has surged by 1,339% in the past four years, outperforming Nvidias growth, Michael Saylor highlights. Nvidia Falls Behind as MicroStrategy Achieves 1339% Growth The stock price of MicroStrategy...
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