papers here. Includes:
Portuguese Economic Slump Caused by the Large Capital Inflows that Came with the Euro
Clues as to What is Happening Europe-wide; Outlook for the Future is Grim
by Ricardo Reis
Over the past 12 years, Portugal has been in a severe economic slump—growing less than the US during the Great Depression and Japan during the Lost Decade—and that slump was mainly caused by the country’s inability to efficiently allocate the foreign capital inflows it received after joining the Eurozone in 1999, according to “The Portuguese Slump and Crash and the Euro-Crisis.” Because Portugal was one of the first countries where the symptoms of the sovereign debt crisis were initially identified, it can help macroeconomists understand what has been happening in Europe more broadly. Portugal did not have a housing boom like Spain and Ireland, nor as rampant an increase in public debt as Greece, nor does it have Italian political instability: yet, since 2010, all five countries have been in a similar crisis.