Thomas Philippon, Nicolas Véron, 22 February 2008

The corporate giants of Europe are aging elders. This column suggests financial reforms to encourage the growth of emerging enterprises.

Pierre Dubois, 17 October 2007

Obesity is a becoming a major health problem in Europe and it's driven to some extent by rising junk food consumption. Junk food has negative externalities and recent research finds that its demand is fairly elastic. If it is so natural to tax cigarettes, why not tax junk food as well?

Richard Baldwin, 09 June 2007

Public debate on the new treaty focuses on marketing issues (re-packing) or extreme generalities (mini-treaty), but there are important choices to be made, and the various reform elements – such as voting rules, the number of Commissioners and removal of the famous Maastricht pillars – interact in complex ways. First in a series of 4 columns on the issue.

Olivier Blanchard, 10 June 2003

Written June 2003: Between falling oil prices, aggressive macro policies and the falling dollar, it is hard to see what stands in the way of a strong recovery in the US. But in Europe, monetary caution, self-imposed fiscal constraints and euro appreciation all point to the dual dangers of deflation and a prolonged slump.

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