Blogs&Reviews

  • A New Era for Europe

    Carlo Carraro, Benoît Cœuré, Otilia Dhand, Barry Eichengreen, Melinda Mills, Hélène Rey, André Sapir, Daniela Schwarzer, 01 March 2022

    A new report summarises the findings of the High-Level Group on post-COVID Economic and Social Challenges and makes recommendations to help secure the best outcome for the EU

  • Simon Evenett presents evidence that casts doubt on the extent to which EU, UK, and US commercial policies have supported Ukrainian export growth since the annexation of Crimea in 2014

  • Linking climate and social justice makes both harder

    Don Fullerton, Arik Levinson, 15 February 2022

    Don Fullerton and Arik Levinson argue that the current fashion of combining laudable goals like slowing climate change and correcting social inequalities can make each goal more difficult to achieve.

  • The effects of the ECB’s new inflation target on private households’ inflation expectations

    Mathias Hoffmann, Emanuel Moench, Lora Pavlova, Guido Schultefrankenfeld, 20 December 2021

    New survey results from the Bundesbank Online Panel Households (BOP-HH) show that the ECB's new inflation target is associated with moderately higher inflation expectations for the next two to three years. 

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • André Sapir, 14 January 2021

    The Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom goes against six decades of UK efforts to avoid being economically disadvantaged in Europe. Tracking the evolution of the EU-UK relationship over the last 60 years can help in understanding this.

  • Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Roger Farmer, 13 January 2021

    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud and Roger Farmer argue that the vast inequalities we see in the world distribution of wealth are deeply connected to a somewhat esoteric concept from the theory of stochastic processes. 

  • Richard Baldwin, 11 January 2021

    Richard Baldwin hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic will foster a spirit of global solidarity and cohesion, a sense of shared humanity and common imperative.

  • Michael Kende, 04 December 2020

    Michael Kende argues that the lack of digital trust in contact tracing apps which could help control the pandemic, save lives, and normalise our societies is a major wake-up call. 

  • Ignazio Angeloni, 03 December 2020

    Ahead of the outcome of the EBC's monetary policy strategy review, Ignazio Angeloni describes the narrow path that the central bank walks. On the one hand, it should not signal a tightening of policy, which would be inappropriate under plausible scenarios. On the other, it may not wish to tie its hands in the opposite direction either, by committing to ambitious inflation targets it may find hard to achieve. 

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