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European banking union and financial integration NEW
Bruegel blog 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffAt a famous summit in June 2012, the European leaders announced that they intend to “break the vicious circle” between banks and sovereigns. This decision started a new step in European integration. Arguably, the...
30% of the Euro Area HICP basket is now in outright deflation NEW
Bruegel blog 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Pia Hüttl, Silvia MerlerIt’s the week before Christmas, and it has certainly not been a reassuring week for the ECB. The staff projections for HICP inflation for the Euro area were lowered to only 0.7% in 2015 and 1.3% in 2016, an...
High Growth Firms and Job Creation in Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 13 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Authors: Karen E. Wilson, Diogo MachadoWhile all forms of entrepreneurship play a critical role in the economy, a growing body of evidence has shown that it is the high-growth firms that are the key drivers of innovation and job creation. As shown i...
The fall of real wages in Japan NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 20 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Authors: Alvaro LeandroA big question for the success or failure of the new economic policy strategy being implemented by Japanese Prime Minister Abe is the development in wages. A sustained drop in real wages would undermine the purchasing power of...
Brainless recovery - brain drain in the aftermath of the crisis NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Alessio TerziThroughout the 2000s, European countries have been broadly successful at attracting large numbers of highly-skilled individuals. The euro area crisis has most likely significantly altered these pre-existing trends. As growth rem...
Licht- und Schattenseiten einer Gemeinsamen Arbeitslosenversicherung NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Authors: Grégory Claeys, Zsolt Darvas, Guntram B. WolffDas Problem: Die Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa ist in große Höhen angestiegen. Gleichzeitig bleibt das Wirtschaftswachstum gedämpft. Deshalb ist es an der Zeit, eine Debatte &...
Europa sollte sich nicht vor ausländischen Übernahmen fürchten NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Authors: Mario MarinielloWenn ein Unternehmen von ausländischen Investoren übernommen wird, ist dies oft ein Problem für die Regierung. Die Bedenken können strategischer Art sein (zum Beispiel bei Deals im Rüstungssektor), od...
„Der Gasstreit geht weiter“ NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Authors: Eric BonseDie EU hat im Gasstreit zwischen Russland und der Ukraine vermittelt. Kiew zahlt wieder seine Rechnungen, Moskau liefert wieder Gas. Ist der Streit damit beigelegt? Nein, denn der Deal bezieht sich nur auf die Gasversorgung in die...
Has a stronger renminbi contributed to financial tightening? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaThe People’s Bank of China (PBC), the Chinese central bank, finally cut its benchmark interest rates on 21 November, after easing its policy in a shadow-boxing fashion for more than six months. This is a vindication of our str...
Europe should not fear foreign takeovers NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 17 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Mario MarinielloForeign takeovers are often a source of concern for national governments. Concerns might be of a strategic nature (for example over deals in the defence sector) or of a more economic nature. In the latter cases, the public pe...
The economics of P2P lending NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Days, 19 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Lending Club has captured the attention this week as it became listed on Thursday on the NY Stock Exchange and its share spiked nearly 70% in trading debut. While the growth of marketp...
TLTRO spoils Christmas holidays at the ECB NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but it does not look like Santa Claus has any intention to stop by Frankfurt. Yesterday, the ECB revealed the outcome of the second Targeted Longer Term Refinancing Operation (T...
Some tools for lifting the patent data treasure NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Michele Peruzzi, Georg ZachmannPatent applications are a product of research and development, but they are also subject to research. Studying patents and the patenting behaviour of individuals and organizations is important to understan...
Central and eastern Europe: uncertain prospects of economic convergence NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Authors: Marek DabrowskiThis year countries of Central and Eastern Europe celebrate two important anniversaries: 25 years since the beginning of post-communist transition (1989) and 10 years since the first wave of EU Eastern Enlargement (2004). Such...
The Achilles' heel of Juncker's investment plan NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Reinhilde Veugelersin order to get to a promised total of €315 billion, the plan critically hinges on mobilising and leveraging an additional €294 billion in private investmentEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's pla...
The superiority of economists NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Marion Fourcade and her co-authors (Etienne Ollion and Yann Algan) have made a big splash this week in econ departments and in the blogosphere with a paper giving a sociological perspe...
The European Union Is the Global Laggard on Basel III NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Authors: Nicolas VéronOn Friday, December 5, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its reports on the compliance of rules adopted last year in the European Union and in the United States with its global accord on banking regulat...
Central bank rates deep in shadow NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasMeasuring the impact of monetary policy on the economy at the zero lower bound is difficult. After 2008, central banks cut policy rates close to zero and implemented various unconventional measures, such as large-scale asset purc...
The ECB winter of discontent NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerIt was the last meeting before Christmas at the ECB, as well as the first in the new premises and the last with a non-rotating voting system. It ended with no action, a controversial twist in the language and a sense of dissenti...
Emerging markets mock the pessimists NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillRemember this time last year, when it was fashionable to predict that 2014 would be a pretty bad year for emerging markets?  Didn't really happen, did it? Now I hear analysts saying the crisis they'd been counting on ha...