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The 'dos and don'ts' of a growth-friendly policy mix for the Euro area NEW
Bruegel blog 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Authors: Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante1 Speech by Mario Draghi, Annual central bank symposium in Jackson Hole, 22 August 2014When looking at the possible ways out of the euro area crisis, a growing consensus nowadays exists it requires &ldq...
The economics of Uber NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 9 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Authors: Sergiy GolovinEffectively Uber works as a matching platform for passengers and drivers and makes money by taking a 10-20% cut from each rideUber, a San Francisco company founded in 2009, is currently one of the fastest growing startups world...
Interactive: Do it yourself European Unemployment Insurance NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 13 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Simon Ganem, Pia Hüttl, Thomas WalshFollowing on from our previous blog post on this topic, we invite you to try out our improved European Unemployment Insurance (EUI) scheme simulator which now includes a line gr...
Russian Roulette, reloaded NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 15 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerEuropean attention will be back to Russia and Ukraine this week, as sanctions are reviewed.  In the meantime, important changes have taken place. European FDIs and loans to Russian borrowers have started to dry up, while le...
The new normal of monetary policy NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 15 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Since 2008, the asset purchases made under QE have increased drastically the aggregate level of bank reserves, thereby weakening the control of the Fed's federal funds rate. On Wednesd...
The European Investment Bank should invest more, not less NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasThere is a growing recognition among policymakers, not least thanks to the Jackson Hole speech of ECB President Mario Draghi, that Europe faces the problem of demand shortage, in addition to various structural problems which can...
Who’s afraid of the AQR? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 16 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Authors: Michiel Bijlsma, Sander van VeldhuizenBanks have incentives to recapitalize in socially undesirable ways and to hide losses on their balance sheets. Will the comprehensive assessment solve these issues by forcing significant European ba...
“Women are Japan’s most underused resource” NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Authors: Thomas Walsh“Unleashing the potential of ‘Womenomics’ is an absolute must if Japan's growth is to continue. (…) I will make other proposals at the U.N. for further empowering women and will promise to spend more than...
Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism: Most small banks are German (and Austrian and Italian) NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Authors: Nicolas VéronA well-known limitation of Europe’s banking union is the fact that most banks in the euro area will escape direct supervision by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Single Resolution Board that will address inso...
Fact: T.L.T.R.O. is Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerYesterday the ECB held the first auction of liquidity under its new TLTRO programme. The take up was well below expectations, raising questions about the actual ability of the ECB to regain control of its balance sheet. It...
Blogs review: The economics of sanctions between Russia and the West NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Authors: David C. SahaWhat’s at stake: In the context of Russian involvement in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea, the EU, US and other countries have announced sanctions against Russia. These include restrictions of access for Russian b...
Do it yourself European Unemployment Insurance NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Simon Ganem, Pia Hüttl, Thomas WalshIn their Policy Brief prepared for the September 13 informal meeting of EU finance ministers (ECOFIN), Claeys, Darvas and Wolff (2014) discuss the benefits, drawbacks and possib...
Chart: Alibaba IPO underlines rise of Chinese private sector NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Authors: Nicolas VéronOn Friday, September 5, Alibaba Group filed details about its forthcoming Initial Public Offering, suggesting a mid-range valuation of 155 billion US dollars. This would make the Hangzhou-based web retailer...
Fact: The World still fears fiscal crises (and much else) NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerLast week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Risk Report for 2014/15. The report is an exercise conducted by the WEF since 2006, but this year’s issue is particularly interesting because it adopts an hist...
Why does Italy not grow? NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka Mody, Emily RileyIn April this year, the Italian debt-to-GDP ratio was expected to peak by year-end at 135 percent of GDP. That projection assumed a real GDP growth rate of 0.6 percent and inflation of about 0.7 percent. The projected...
Blogs review: The shift in the Beveridge curve NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The traditional interpretation of shifts in the Beveridge curve – the relationship between the vacancy rate (jobs openings/labor force) and the unemployment rate – as incre...
Quantifying the macroeconomic impact of the European fund for investments NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Authors: Mateusz SzczurekIntroduction: The European Fund for Investments In his keynote address at the 2014 Bruegel Institute annual dinner Poland’s Minister of Finance Mr. Mateusz Szczurek laid out a proposal for jumpstarting the EU economy,...
Super Mario: 1up? NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerThe stake at this month’s meeting of the ECB’s Governing Council was exceptionally high. Mario Draghi himself raised the bar of expectations, with his intervention at Jackson Hole. That speech marked a significant ch...
Keynote address from Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance of Poland NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Authors: Europe, the way ahead will be on the focus of this year’s Bruegel annual meeting. In the fall and after the European election, a new leadership will come into office. It will be time to reflect on the next steps Europe should take to o...
LIVE STREAM: Keynote address from Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance of Poland NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Authors: Europe, the way ahead will be on the focus of this year’s Bruegel annual meeting. In the fall and after the European election, a new leadership will come into office. It will be time to reflect on the next steps Europe should take to o...