Blogs&Reviews

  • Why the anti-appers?

    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. 

  • The ECB strategy review: Walking a narrow path

    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. 

  • Some unwanted consequences of a digital euro

    Ignazio Angeloni, 01 December 2020

    Ignazio Angeloni argues that the ECB should think twice before deciding to issue a digital euro.

  • Next Generation EU: Europe needs pan-European investment

    Roel Beetsma, Lorenzo Codogno, Paul van den Noord, 09 November 2020

    Next Generation EU should not turn out to be a missed opportunity to initiate and fund genuine pan-European infrastructure projects with a high impact on potential growth. Roel Beetsma, Lorenzo Codogno and Paul van den Noord argue that the subsidiarity principle calls for such a pan-EU initiative.

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  • Pascal Lamy, 06 June 2018

    Although recent developments have challenged the established liberal consensus on globalisation, in this post Pascal Lamy argues that this process is set to continue due to the technological forces underpinning its evolution. While there is rising political opposition in light of increased inequality, undoing the current levels of economic integration will not be easy and strictly national solutions will be insufficient. In this context, Europe needs to unite around its social market model and project its values more strongly in the world.

  • Ben Clift, 05 June 2018

    Debate on euro area reform has been split between two camps: those who saw the euro area crisis as a consequence of moral hazard, and those who saw the threat of contagion effects through vulnerable financial markets. In this post, Ben Clift details how ECB Governor Mario Draghi’s recent speech proposing a full realisation of the banking union, with risk sharing and public backstops to prevent ‘bad equilibrium’, signals that the ECB’s vision for euro area reform has finally shifted to the latter, in line with the IMF’s vision for euro area architecture reform. 

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 03 June 2018

    With unemployment remaining high in the euro area and core inflation well below target, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that German fiscal policy, in particular, is too tight, calling for stimulus in the form of public investment.

  • Jon Danielsson, 01 June 2018

    Are cryptocurrencies the future of money, Ponzi schemes, speculators dream, freedom or just a cult?

  • Thorsten Beck, 01 June 2018

    The recent eBook, "Ordoliberalism: A German oddity?", was presented in Washington DC and Vienna. This post summarises the discussion concerning the divergence between practice in theory when it comes to bank bailouts and ordoliberalism.

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