Blogs&Reviews

  • Joshua Meltzer argues that the Trump administration has failed to provide a coherent vision for maintaining and expanding US competitiveness in the 21st century, including through its trade policy.

  • Is the EU ready to truly apply the subsidiarity principle?

    Roel Beetsma, George Kopits, 15 June 2020

    Roel Beetsma and George Koptis argue there is a strong legal and economic case for a timely application of the subsidiarity principle in establishing a permanent EU-wide countercyclical facility.

  • Lubos Pastor suggests that the easiest way for central banks to deal with COVID-spawned debt may be tolerate above-average inflation.

  • The independence of the central bank at risk

    Peter Bofinger, Martin Hellwig, Michael Hüther, Monika Schnitzer, Moritz Schularick, Guntram Wolff, 08 June 2020

    The authors of this blog are concerned that the recent judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the ECB's monetary policy undermines the constitutional basis of the independence of the central bank and its price stability mandate.  

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Tommaso Valletti, 11 May 2020

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Tommaso Valletti argue that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well.

  • Andreas Georgiou, 23 April 2020

    Andreas Georgiou argues that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the latest example of the failure of the EU to deliver one of the most the most basic raisons d’ être of a union of states, namely, the effective provision of union-level public goods. 

  • Thorvaldur Gylfason, Arne Jon Isachsen, 22 April 2020

    Thorvaldur Gylfason and Arne Jon Isachsen ask why some countries have suffered more severe outbreaks of Covid-19 than others.

  • Anabel González, 01 April 2020

    Anabel González makes the case for a compact to encourage global production and distribution of medical supplies.

  • Arnoud Boot, Elena Carletti, Rainer Haselmann, Hans‐Helmut Kotz, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Loriana Pelizzon, Stephen Schaefer, Marti Subrahmanyam, 24 March 2020

    The virus epidemic carries the risk of a financial pandemic which may even spiral into a global phenomenon, strenghtening the case for some form of a joint and mutual insurance scheme

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