Posted by: Dirk | February 25, 2009

Sketches of Spain

I have been to Tenerife recently (on vacation) and noticed how many flats were stuck somewhere in between half-built and fully furnished. Apparently, since one year construction has fallen of a cliff, caused by the decline in wealth and the depreciation of the pound, which makes vacations and vacation homes for the British more expensive.

On Friday I move to Barcelona to teach macro at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona for 2 weeks, sponsored by the Erasmus programme. It will be interesting to see how things have changed since I left Barcelona in 2003. I might blog a little on Spain in the next few weeks, but don’t count on it. For those interested in a look behind the curtain hiding Spanish society’s secrets, I recommend Giles Tremlett’s Ghosts of Spain, a history of modern day Spain.

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