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Fact of the week: Russia sanctioned from all sides NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 6 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerYesterday, the EU introduced new sanctions targeted at specific sectors of the Russian economy. This came one day after an international arbitration court in The Hague had decided for an unprecedented ruling related to Yukos, an...
Blogs review: The economics of big cities NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: An intriguing paradox of our age is that the global economy is becoming increasingly local, with super-productive cities driving innovation and growth nationwide. This has generated a...
Chart of the Week: The Big Mac (index) and euro area adjustment NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Pia HüttlFollowing up on previous comments on the Big Mac index and euro area adjustment, the latest data-update suggests a slow-down in the price adjustment between euro area countries taking place since the beginning of the crisis.
India torpedoes the Bali Trade Facilitation deal NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Authors: Suparna KarmakarCiting concerns over food security, after a Cabinet meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, India reportedly decided against signing onto the trade facilitation protocol that was agreed upon at the...
Is the BRICS rise over? NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillOn one level, this seems like a rather odd time to be asking such a question, especially when the BRICS political leaders have just agreed to set up a joint development bank to be headquartered in Shanghai. So the BRICS name...
Fact of the week: Lithuania changes the ECB’s voting system NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerLithuania will become the 19th member of the Euro area on the 1st of January, following Wednesday’s Council endorsement. The most important part of the story - however - is not that someone is still brave enough to join th...
China gingerly taking the capital account liberalisation path NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaSince China is the number one trading nation, the second largest economy and a large net creditor, the world has a huge stake in how China manages its tricky transition from a state of binding capital controls to one of cl...
The world is ready for a global economic governance reform, are world leaders? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘Neill, Alessio TerziBottom line: A survey of G20 practitioners reveals how, notwithstanding the post-crisis loss of momentum, the G20 is still considered a useful forum of discussions. While changes to its composition and working...
Juncker’s new start for Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Authors: Erik Dale, Giuseppe PorcaroLast week, President Elect Jean-Claude Juncker published his agenda for Europe. To inform the policy debate, we would like to highlight and summarize some of the key research Bruegel scholars have done over the las...
Chart of the Week: 54% of EU jobs at risk of computerisation NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Jeremy BowlesRead more...
Blogs review: The Taylor Rule legislation debate NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: A draft legislation was introduced on July 7 by two Republican members of the House, which would require the Fed to adopt a policy rule. The “Federal Reserve Accountability...
Towards a European unemployment insurance? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Zsolt Darvas, Guntram B. WolffThe Italian Presidency of the EU has asked Bruegel to give a presentation to European Labour and Social Ministers at the informal EPSCO meeting in Milan on July 18. The aim of our presenta...
Fact of the week: Norway is the safest place on Earth NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerStandard and Poor’s published its Global Sovereign Debt report for the second quarter of 2014 recently . The report ranks countries according to the riskiness of their debt, depicting a North-South divide in creditworthine...
The computerisation of European jobs NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 21 Hours ago
Authors: Jeremy BowlesWho will win and who will lose from the impact of new technology onto old areas of employment? This is a centuries-old question but new literature, which we apply here to the European case, provides some interesting implications...
Can Brazil get over the World Cup? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillThis article was first published in BloombergView. Brazilians had mixed feelings about the World Cup even before their team's humiliation in the semi-final match against Germany. Now they're left to dwell on what's been spe...
Why Juncker’s industrial goals are unlikely to be achieved NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. Wolff'Industrial policy is back!’ This is the message given by the President Elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, at his confirmation by the European Parliament yesterday. In his speech, Juncker said“...
China's Ambassador to the EU on the role of emerging markets in WTO NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Authors: H.E. Ambassador Yang YanyiRemarks delivered by Her Excellency the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the European Union, Yang Yanyi, at our workshop 'The future of trade multilateralism - Governance of 21st centur...
The OMT programme was justified but the fiscal union question remains NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffAshoka Mody has written an important paper on the German court’s ruling on the Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) programme, the issues related to this that the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) will have to deal...
Chart of the week: Real interest divergence weighs on growth NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Noah Garcia, Guntram B. WolffThe real interest rate divergence in the Euro Area has recently generated new attention. Real interest rates fell quite substantially in the crisis up to the end of 2011, but have been rising since then (see grap...
Three questions on the Banco Espírito Santo case for banking union NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffAs shares were suspended in Portugal's third largest bank, Banco Espírito Santo last week, sovereign spreads in the euro area increased and bank stocks were weakened. Together with Zsolt Darvas and André Sapir...