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Measuring Europe’s investment problem NEW
Bruegel blog 13 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Pia Hüttl, André Sapir, Guntram B. WolffThe President of the European Commission is worried about the investment situation in Europe and has taken the initiative to propose a €300 billion investment pl...
Vicious circle(s) 2.0 NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Days, 13 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerSince the beginning of the crisis – and more so since 2010 – Europeans have been looking at the sovereign-banking “vicious circle”, tying the dismal fates of States and banks together. This has emerged as...
Brain drain, gain, or circulation? NEW
Bruegel blog 5 Days, 9 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio Terzi1 For each author and mobility profile, the median across the relevant journals’ Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) over the entire period is calculated. A SNIP impact value that is higher than one means that t...
Lessons from the Bank of Japan for the euro area NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffIt was feared that after the consumption tax hike, the inflation expectations would be dampened too much and the Bank of Japan would miss its targetThe decision of the Bank of Japan end of October 2014 to significantly expand...
The spillovers of fiscal and monetary policies NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 14 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Policymakers in emerging economies have repeatedly complained over the spillover effects of advanced economies’ policies in the Great Recession. As the Federal Reserve norma...
How can Europe avoid secular stagnation? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffLarry Summers crystallized an important question in a recent speech: Has the world economy entered a period of “secular stagnation”? The slow recovery in the United States since the financial crisis is his st...
“Unanimous” is the new black NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerOne month has passed since the announcement of the asset purchase programmes, but pressure for action has not eased at all, for the ECB. Besides witnessing weak figures for the economic and inflation outlook, Frankfurt now finds...
Monetary vs. fiscal credibility in Japan NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The damage inflicted by the introduction in April of the first major tax increase in 17 years has led to calls for postponing the next scheduled raise in the consumption tax for fear t...
Money matters in the euro area NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasWould you be indifferent between holding cash in your wallet and holding a two-year maturity bond of a bank? If not, you should be interested in Divisia money calculations.Would you be indifferent between holding cash in your wal...
France and Germany: a moment of truth NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Guntram B. WolffFrance and Germany, which together account for half of euro-area GDP, are rightly considered the key to the euro area’s exit from the current impasse of low growth, falli...
A Crazy Idea About Italy NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillI've spent a good deal of my 35 years as an economic and financial analyst puzzling over Italy. Studying its economy was my first assignment in this business -- as a matter of fact, Italy was the first foreign country I ever...
Young and under pressure NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Authors: Olga TschekassinSince the beginning of the global financial crisis, social conditions have deteriorated in many European countries. The youth in particular have been affected by soaring unemployment rates that created an outcry for changes i...
The decline of U.S. labor under-utilization NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Slack in the American labor market is being absorbed quickly, but the actual size of the gap remains an open question. While most FOMC participants consider that the decline in the une...
Pulling the eurozone back from the brink NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyOn October 14, as yet another financial storm gathered over Europe, the European Court of Justice convened in Luxembourg. In the coming months, the ECJ will assess the German Constitutional Court’s ruling that the...
Held og lykke, Commissioner Vestager NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Authors: Mario MarinielloTomorrow, new European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will take control of the Commission’s most powerful tool: the enforcement of European Union competition law. She will have the power to block mergers or require the...
Monday blues for Italian banks NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerOn Sunday, the ECB and EBA published the results of their comprehensive assessment of banks balance sheets, and Italian banks where the worst performers. The stress tests singled out 25 banks that would be falling short of the 5...
Are the Eurozone’s fiscal rules dying? NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyThe European Commission and European Council have blinked.1 Reprimanding France and Italy for their transgressions of the fiscal rules was too risky. With face-saving measures, France and Italy will now break the eurozone&rsq...
The distributional effect of quantitative easing NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The notion that ultralow interest rates and central-bank asset purchases have fueled a surge in asset prices, which mostly benefits the wealthy, has become quite prevalent. While the q...
Europe’s Banking Union starts on an encouraging note NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Authors: Nicolas VéronSunday, October 26 was D-Day for Europe’s banks: at noon in Frankfurt, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced the results of its “comprehensive assessment” of the euro area’s 130 largest banks,...
Europe's fiscal wormhole NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffThe International Monetary Fund now estimates a 30% risk of deflation in the eurozone, and growth figures within the monetary union continue to disappoint. But policymakers seem trapped in a cat’s cradle of ec...