Tackling youth unemployment: Vocational training versus apprenticeships

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to increase by 30%, with 83 million people added every year (UN 2017). The global economy is not generating enough jobs to keep pace with the growing number of labour market entrants.

Independent fiscal councils and the conduct of fiscal policy: Insights from a new eBook

Roel Beetsma, Xavier Debrun 29 January 2018

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Over the last 20 years, independent fiscal councils (IFCs) have proliferated, most notably in Europe under the impetus of new EU law on fiscal governance, but also in other regions. These official, yet non-partisan fiscal watchdogs have now become part of good-practice fiscal frameworks (Calmfors and Wren-Lewis 2011). Traditionally, fiscal frameworks combine transparency provisions, numerical rules, and procedures guiding budget preparation and execution. Their goal is to promote financially sustainable policies without prejudice to their macroeconomic stabilisation role.

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Topics:  Macroeconomic policy

Tags:  independent fiscal councils, IFCs, fiscal policy, fiscal watchdogs

Childcare and development

Drawing on lessons from Colombia and India, Orazio Attanasio of UCL discusses the roles, pre-existing welfare programmes' infrastructure, and parental behaviour play in effective delivery of early childhood development interventions.

Social structure and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

In recent years, it has become clear that characteristics of pre-colonial African societies are an important determinant of their current economic development. Existing studies have tended to focus on the role of historical political centralisation, and have found a positive relationship between historical statehood and income today (Gennaioli and Rainer 2007, Michalopoulos and Pappaioannou 2013, 2014). However, there are many other differences across African societies beyond their levels of state centralisation.

University of Kent Brussels Summer School 'Europe and the World'

17th June 2018 - 30th June 2018, Brussels School of International Studies, 2a Boulevard Louis Schmidtlaan, Etterbeek, 1040, Brussels

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Long Title

University of Kent Brussels Summer School 'Europe and the World'
Dates

Start Date

Sun, 06/17/2018

End Date

Sat, 06/30/2018

Institution

The University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies

More information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/summerschools/programmes/brussels.html

Attendance

0

Location

Brussels School of International Studies, 2a Boulevard Louis Schmidtlaan, Etterbeek, 1040, Brussels
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Sophie Punt

Contact Email

[email protected]

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Tags
English, international relations, Brussels, Belgium, Kent

Is the system broken?

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Topics

Global economy

New eBook: Economics and policy in the Age of Trump

Chad Bown 05 June 2017

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Watch Chad talk about the new eBook and its themes:

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Topics:  Politics and economics

Economics and policy in the Age of Trump

Date Published

Mon, 06/05/2017

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Contents

1 Introduction 
Chad P. Bown

Part I: Domestic Policy Reform I: Health, anti-poverty, labour, education, immigration and environment

 2 Health reform in the Age of Trump 
 Thomas Buchmueller and Helen Levy

 3 Promoting economic security and upward mobility with programmes that support low-income families and youth 
 Melissa S. Kearney

 4 Globalisation and US labour markets 
 Mine Zeynep Senses

Joint ECB-MIT Conference: "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area"

13th March 2017 - 14th March 2017, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Event Type

2
Dates

Start Date

Mon, 03/13/2017

End Date

Tue, 03/14/2017

Institution

European Central Bank

Location

European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Attendance

0

More information

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/conferences/html/20170313_fostering_innovation.en.html
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Nicola Bowen, ECB

Contact Email

[email protected]

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Topics

EU policies Europe's nations and regions Institutions and economics International finance Monetary policy

Stress Testing Methods

26th April 2016 - 27th April 2016, Florence

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0

Institution

European University Institute
Dates

Start Date

Tue, 04/26/2016

End Date

Wed, 04/27/2016

More information

http://fbf.eui.eu/training/stress-testing-methods/

Attendance

1

Location

Florence
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Til Schuermann

Contact Email

[email protected]

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Topics

Financial regulation and banking
Tags
risk management, bank stress tests, stress testing

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