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Held og lykke, Commissioner Vestager NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 1 Hour, 49 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 Days, 20 Hours, 59 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 4 Days, 3 Hours, 26 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 5 Days, 3 Hours, 9 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 5 Days, 4 Hours, 22 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 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 51 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...
Uber Economics: There is no such thing as bad publicity NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Diogo MachadoLast month we published a blog post examining the economics behind, and the challenges for, the Uber ridesharing company. We now want to consider how Uber might have been affected by opposition from vested interests – in U...
The return of market volatility NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The size of the market gyrations this week took everybody by surprise. Several stories have been put forward to rationalize these movements, but the abruptness of the adjustment is puz...
Jean Tirole's legacy NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours ago
Authors: Francesco SalemiOn October 13 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Risbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to French economist Jean Tirole for his analysis of market power and regulation. &...
China seeking to cash in on Europe’s crises NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerLast Tuesday, I posted about the increasing investment of China in Russia, wondering whether and to what extent it could help Russia smooth the economic impact of European sanctions. But as shown by a recent  analysis of th...
Student mobility in Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes ago
Authors: Giulio Mazzolini, Elena Zaurino The chart shows the percentage of students coming from other European countries, measured on the total university student population, who are enrolled in tertiary education, either in Erasmus programs or natio...
Looking past the (West’s) end of the nose NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘Neill, Alessio TerziFollowing the recent IMF annual meetings, and the coincidental declines in global stock markets, gloom is back about the state of the world economy. While there is some evidence of a recent slowdown in the wor...
Infrastructure investment is a no-brainer NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: For countries with infrastructure needs, the combination of low interest rates and mediocre growth mean that it’s time for an investment push. While Brad DeLong and Lawrence Summ...
Crowdfunding: Broadening Europe’s capital markets NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Authors: Karen E. WilsonThe rising financing gap for SMEs as well as high growth firms is a serious concern for Europe battered by financial fragility. These firms, particularly young innovative firms, are the drivers of job creation and economic gro...
Making Argentina's Debt Debacle a Rarity NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyThe epic battle between Argentina and a group of U.S. hedge funds illustrates a fundamental flaw in the sovereign bond market: There's no orderly, well-established way for financially troubled governments to get relief from their...
How I learned to stop worrying about TARGET2 and love the ECB NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerThere always comes a time we have to face our past.For economists, it often happens when updating data long left sitting in a remote corner of our desktops.It happened to me recently. I refreshed an old chart and suddenly realiz...
A compelling case for Chinese monetary easing NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaA successful Chinese economy needs both structural reforms on the supply side, and a nimble monetary policy on the demand sideDespite unmistakable signs of messy but meaningful monetary easing since last May, a puzzling debate is st...
Whose is Russia’s external debt? NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia Merler Note: for Banks, “loans” includes also debt liabilities to direct investors and to direct investment enterprisesData from the Central Bank of Russia show that, as of 1st Quarter of 2014, 90% of the country&rsqu...
The Fed and the Secular Stagnation hypothesis NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Larry Summers made a big splash in late 2013 when he re-introduced the secular stagnation hypothesis to explain the disappointing recovery from the Great Recession. Experts have since...
Austerity Tales: the Netherlands and Italy NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Authors: Giulio Mazzolini, Ashoka ModyIn 2008 and early-2009, most euro area countries joined in an internationally-coordinated stimulus of the global economy to ward off the menacing crisis. But by late-2009, especially after the Greek fiscal hole w...