Simeon Djankov, Ugo Panizza 22 June 2020

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hoped that warm weather and younger populations would shield many developing countries from the virus. This hope has not been realised. While the pandemic is mostly under control in many advanced economies, some developing countries in Africa and Latin America are registering an increase in the number of cases and may suffer long lasting consequences from the pandemic. This eBook, Co-published with the International Development Policy journal at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, summarises the early work focusing on developing and emerging economies.

Elena Carletti, Stijn Claessens, Antonio Fatás, Xavier Vives 18 June 2020

The effects from the Covid-19 crisis come on top of the combination over the past decade of persistently low interest rates, regulatory changes, and competition from shadow banks and new digital entrants that challenged the traditional bank business model pre-Covid-19. The second report in the CEPR/IESE series on The Future of Banking tackles these crucial challenges, examining the competitive responses of the different players – both incumbents and new entrants – and the associated policy and regulatory issues.

Ignazio Angeloni 26 May 2020

This report reviews Europe's banking union and suggests possible regulatory changes to revive the project, focused on three strategic goals: reducing overbanking, especially among the weaker players; favouring consolidation and efficiency among the stronger ones; and strengthening balance sheets further, while encouraging cross-border diversification.

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Beatrice Weder di Mauro 22 May 2020

There is no doubt that the Covid crisis represents a challenge for European unity and another crash test for the euro. This eBook brings together a collection of Vox columns proposing and analysing the appropriate responses to 'flatten the economic recession curve' and to safeguard the most impacted groups from the economic fallout of the health crisis.

Stephen Broadberry, Mark Harrison 04 May 2020

May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, a defining moment in modern history which signalled the beginning of the end of years of bloody conflict that left a world fragmented. The scale of mobilisation of all sectors of the economy and society had redefined the concept of ‘total war’. This eBook brings together recent research on a range of aspects of the war including the extensive war preparations of the great powers; the conduct of the war (including the management of economic mobilisation, economic warfare, economic exploitation, and the role of economists); and the war’s consequences for demography, inequality, economic recovery and political attitudes. Overall this eBook provides a unique insight into the importance of economics and the sometimes overlooked role that economists played in shaping the war and its outcomes.

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