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Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF

Blustein, Paul, (2016), «Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF», Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Οκτώβριος The latest book by journalist Paul Blustein to go behind the scenes at the highest levels of global economic policy making, Laid Low chronicles the International Monetary Fund’s role in the euro-zone crisis. Opening with the sensational arrest of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn during a pivotal point in the crisis, the book …Read More

Bail-ins and Bank Resolution in Europe: A Progress Report

Philippon, Thomas, Salord, Aude, (2017), «Bail-ins and Bank Resolution in Europe: A Progress Report», Centre for Economic Policy Research, 20 Ιουνίου The 4th Special Report in the Geneva Reports on the World Economy series reviews the current status of bail-ins and bank resolution in Europe. It first provides a critical comparison of the US and EU bank resolution rules, including the underlying similarities, differences and enhancement points of both frameworks. …Read More

Capital Requirements For Banks Are Needed But Costly—Only Limited Increases Are Called For

William R., Cline, (2017), «Capital Requirements For Banks Are Needed But Costly—Only Limited Increases Are Called For», PIIE, 12 Ιουνίου Cline’s study, one of several analyses of financial stability published by PIIE since the crisis of 2008–09, reviews the extensive literature on banking crises, regulations, and their impact on capital formation and economic growth. It looks indepth at the multilateral voluntary framework on bank capital adequacy known as Basel III, established …Read More

Europe’s Political Spring Fixing the Eurozone and Beyond

Bénassy-Quéré, Agnès, Giavazzi, Francesco, (2017),  «Europe’s Political Spring Fixing the Eurozone and Beyond», Vox Eu, 31 Μαΐου The election of Emmanuel Macron in May 2017 has opened the door to a ‘reboot’ of the Eurozone. This is an urgent priority: the euro’s economic architecture is still incomplete, meaning any large shock could reignite the Eurozone crisis. Economists have differing views on the details of how this might happen, but they …Read More

Quo Vadis? Identity, policy and the future of the European Union

Beck, Thorsten, Underhill, Geoffrey , (2017),»Quo Vadis? Identity, policy and the future of the European Union», Vox EU, 1 Μαρτίου The aim of this eBook is to focus on the post-crisis ‘socio-economic policy’ identity of the European Union in the post-crisis period. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις CEPS Task Force, (2017), «Regroup and Reform: Ideas for a more responsive and effective European Union», CEPS Series: Task Force Report, Φεβρουάριος Alonso Alonso, Lucas Juan …Read More

Europe’s Growth Challenge

  Åslund, Andres, Djankov, Simeon, (2017), «Europe’s Growth Challenge», Oxford University Press, Φεβρουάριος In the wake of the Great Recession, Europe’s economy has stagnated to a considerable degree-greater even than that of the United States. Forecasts suggest an abysmal annual growth rate of about one percent over the next five years, and it now appears that Europe’s enviable structural features, that is, their superior social safety net, leading educational facilities, and …Read More

Long-Term Unemployment After the Great Recession: Causes and remedies

Bentolila, Samuel, Jansen, Marcel, (2016), «Long-Term Unemployment After the Great Recession: Causes and remedies», VoxEu, 14 Νοεμβρίου This eBook examines the rise of long-term unemployment in post-recession Europe and examines its causes and the measures taken to address it. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Heidenreich, Martin, (2015), «The end of the honeymoon: The increasing differentiation of (long-term) unemployment risks in Europe», Journal of European Social Policy, Issue 4, Volume 25, pp. 393-413, Οκτώβριος Katz, …Read More

The Sovereign Debt Crisis Placing a Curb on Growth

Brender, Anton, Pisani, Florence, Gagna, Emile, (2012), «The Sovereign Debt Crisis Placing a Curb on Growth», CEPS, 15 Μαΐου To ward off the threat of a worldwide depression that loomed at the end of the 2000s, governments opted to run up substantial fiscal deficits. In doing so, they sowed the seeds of the sovereign debt crisis. Saddled with often high debt burdens and modest growth prospects, developed countries’ governments must now …Read More

What Else Can Central Banks Do?

Ball, Laurence, Gagnon, Joseph, Honohan, Patrick, Krogstrup, Signe, (2016), «What Else Can Central Banks Do?», ICMB – CEPR, Geneva Reports on the World Economy 18, Σεπτέμβριος The Geneva Reports on the World Economy are published annually by CEPR and ICMB and have been providing innovative analysis on important topical issues facing the global economy since 1999. This 18th report focuses on what central banks can do to stimulate economies when interest rates …Read More

The Fed and Lehman Brothers

Ball, Laurence, (2016), «The Fed and Lehman Brothers», Johns Hopkins University, Ιούλιος On Monday, September 15, 2008, at 1:45 AM, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed a bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. This action was the most dramatic event of the financial crisis of 2007-2009, and many economists believe it greatly worsened the crisis and the Great Recession that followed. Why …Read More