What's stopping corporate investment in Europe?

Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan of the University of Maryland talks about debt overhang as a big contributor to the low investment that persists in Europe 10 years after the Crisis, and why a big data approach is the best way to solve the problem.

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Financial regulation and banking Global crisis

The costs and benefits of international financial integration

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Financial markets Financial regulation and banking

Legal cannabis and the black economy

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Frontiers of economic research Microeconomic regulation
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cannabis legalisation, black market, cash, illegal drugs, drug use

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The power of promising free tuition

Susan Dynarski, who was herself a first-generation college student, talks about a pilot scheme where the University of Michigan specifically targeted a group of low-income high-school students -and the trusted adults around them - with a commitment of four years of free tuition and fees if they were accepted on a course. Compared to the control group who received the standard information, application rates more than doubled, with implications for reducing income inequality in the US.

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Education Poverty and income inequality

The end of globalisation

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Economic history Global economy International trade

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Work in transition, part 2

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Labour markets Productivity and Innovation

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Work in transition, part 1

Why we vote for protectionism

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International trade Labour markets Politics and economics

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Evidence of hidden protectionism in the US in the Great Recession Murky protectionism: How big an issue? Protectionism and the business cycle
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Untangling Brexit

Dennis Snower, Rolf Langhammer Monday, January 7, 2019

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This article has two purposes. The first is to dispel some common myths regarding the Brexit negotiations – the myth that the UK is seeking to cherry pick its future ties to the EU and the myth of the EU’s inseparable ‘four freedoms’. Acknowledging these two myths opens up new negotiation opportunities. The second purpose is to outline a proposal for a second referendum that addresses all major objections to such a referendum and avoids the dreaded fallback option of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, in the event that there is no majority in favour of any of the policy options. 

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Topics:  EU policies Europe's nations and regions

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The European Stability Mechanism: The path to reform

ADEMU has produced an eBook in conjunction with VoxEU.org, with detailed research and policy proposals. In this series of videos, the book's authors summarise their work and findings. You can download the book here

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EU institutions EU policies

Dismissals and CEO incentives

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Industrial organisation

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