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  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 25 February 2019

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that if you cannot make the polluter pay, it is still better to take action to stop climate change even if future generations have to pay the cost of that action.

  • Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz, 20 February 2019

    Massimo Motta and Martin Peitz ask whether merger control obstructs or promotes European firms’ competitiveness, whether there is room for public policy considerations beyond competition policy goals when dealing with competition-related issues, and what can be done to promote the competitiveness of European firms both within and beyond Europe.

  • Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, Itai Agur, Anil Ari, John Kiff, Adina Popescu, Céline Rochon, Zoltan Jakab, 15 February 2019

    In this post, a group of IMF economists examine why central banks might consider issuing digitial currency, and how households and firms might adapt.

  • Ashoka Mody, 11 February 2019

    In this post, Ashoka Mody documents the costs of ECB timidity, which, he argues, arises from the political limits on its actions.

  • Gabriel Felbermayr, Clemens Fuest, Hans Gersbach, Albrecht Ritschl, Marcel Thum, Martin Braml, 07 February 2019

    The authors of this post argue that while the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations can be broken by tweaking the time limits of the Withdrawal Agreement and at the same time abandoning the backstop, a more viable long-term solution is a European Customs Association where Britain has active membership and a full vote alongside the EU member states.

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