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European banking supervisor should limit banks’ exposure to all eurozone governments, not just Greece NEW
Bruegel blog 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffOn March 25 Europe’s new watchdog for banks, The Single Supervisory Mechanism, imposed limits on Greek banks’ holdings of government debt. The measure has been criticised for putting undue pressure on the Greek go...
The ‘pub economics’ of structural reforms NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio TerziProfessor Nicholas Barr of LSE used to kick off his public economics lectures by illustrating cases of what he facetiously named ‘pub economics’, defined as something that everyone knows to be true, but is not. In hi...
Supply policies at the zero lower bound NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: While the benefits of structural reforms are largely undisputed in the long run, several authors consider that reducing mark-ups and labor costs is counterproductive in the short run a...
The dollar surge NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The US dollar has gone through a very rapid appreciation over the past 6 months. While reduced form estimates are often presented to argue that this will create a drag on the US econom...
The whys and hows of a single market for Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio Terzi, Mario Mariniello, André SapirBe it sluggish growth performance, high unemployment or an incomplete monetary union, completing the single market is often offered as a silver bullet to alleviate or solve most of the curre...
A tale of floods and dams NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. Wolff“Fortune can be compared to a river that floods, destroying everything in its way. But when the weather is good, people can prepare dams and dikes to control the flood. If Italy [read Greece] had such preparations, she...
European Monetary Union NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Authors: How can we ensure sound fiscal and economic positions in all euro area Member States? The key to ensure a sound fiscal and economic position is to have the right economic policies in good times, not to run excessive deficits in good times,...
Making space for China NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillWhen the United Kingdom announced earlier this month that it had agreed to become a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), most of the headlines focused not on the news itself...
German wage negotiations NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Authors: Allison MandraIn the beginning of January I wrote about the impact of persistently low inflation on collectively bargained wages in Germany. Concluded negotiations in the banking, construction, printing, and federal state and municipalities...
Negative rates and financial intermediation NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: While negative interest rates might be needed from a macroeconomic point of view, they create important challenges for financial intermediaries, as it is not clear how they could maint...
Greece: update on public finances NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerAt the end of last week the Greek Finance Ministry published the preliminary budget execution bulletin for February. The State primary budget balance has returned almost in line with the target, but mostly due to expenditure cut...
Is the ECB sacrificing reforms on the altar of inflation? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio TerziRoughly one month ago, Mario Draghi announced that the European Central Bank (ECB) would activate a large programme of sovereign bonds purchases (QE), in an effort to re-anchor euro area inflation expectations to the 2% target.
A Fresh Start for TTIP NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Authors: Ladies and gentlemen, It's something of an understatement to say that I've been thinking a lot about this negotiation since last November. And that I've been thinking specifically about the question you pose here today.  And sometime...
Greek payment deadlines ahead NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerDiscussions between Greece and its creditors are due to restart tomorrow. In the meantime, the pressure on Greece is increasing.   Here we take a look at the relevant deadlines ahead for the Greek State coffers.  Rede...
Realizing the Indian Dream NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillIt is not often that I get to wear two hats at once. But that is exactly what happened earlier this month, when I spent a few days in New Delhi. I was in India primarily as part of my current role as Chairman of a review fo...
The below-zero lower bound NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The negative yields observed on some government and corporate bonds, as well as the recent move into further negative territory of monetary policy rates, are shaking our understanding...
Not SIFIs but PIFIs NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Authors: Christopher Gandrud, Mark HallerbergThe EU bank resolution framework deals in principle with risks from SIFIs, or systemically important financial institutions, but might have overlooked PIFIs -- politically important financial institutions.
Dynamic scoring and budget forecasting NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: In January, House Republicans formally adopted a budgeting rule known as “dynamic scoring”, which aims to account for the macroeconomic effects of major legislations. While...
A Greek primary issue NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerOn the 25th February, the Greek ministry of finance published the final data for the execution of the State Budget in January 2015. This data is available at monthly frequency and on cash basis, which makes it well suited to as...
The gender pay gap NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonBlogs review: Actress Patricia Arquette’s plea to address wage disparity between women and men during the Oscar ceremony has lead to interesting discussions in the blogosphere about the measuremen...