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The economics of supranational bank supervision

Thorsten Beck, Consuelo Silva-Buston, Wolf Wagner, (2018), «The economics of supranational bank supervision«, VoxEU, 13 Μαρτίου International cooperation on bank supervision is still rare. This column analyses data on supervisory cooperation among a global sample of countries between 1995 and 2013 to show that cooperation among bank supervisors is not always optimal. Country pairs with higher cross-border externalities and lower heterogeneity are more likely to cooperate, and in more intense …Read More

Have We Dodged the Secular-Stagnation Bullet?

Kemal Dervis, (2018), «Have We Dodged the Secular-Stagnation Bullet?», Project Syndicate, 6 Μαρτίου Is the world on the cusp of a sustainable acceleration in global economic growth? The answer hinges on whether today’s much-touted innovative technologies finally have an appreciable impact on labor and total-factor productivity. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Ferrero, Giuseppe, Gross, Marco, Neri, Stefano, (2017), «On secular stagnation and low interest rates: demography matters», European Central Bank (ECB) Working Paper …Read More

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2%

Eurostat/Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2% /28 Φεβρουαρίου 2018 Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in February 2018, down from 1.3% in January 2018, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in February (2.1%, compared with 2.2% in January), followed by services (1.3%, compared …Read More

Breaking the Stalemate on European Deposit Insurance

Isabel Schnabel, Nicolas Veron, (2018), «Breaking the Stalemate on European Deposit Insurance», Bruegel, 5 Μαρτίου In the wake of the European financial and sovereign debt crisis, the euro area embarked in 2012 on establishing a banking union. Its aim was to elevate parts of banking sector policy from the national to the European level, particularly bank supervision and resolution. Successive EU-level reports, including the Four Presidents’ Report of 2012 and …Read More

Euro area unemployment at 8.6%

Eurostat/Euro area unemployment at 8.6%/1 Μαρτίου 2018 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.6% in January 2018, stable compared to December 2017 and down from 9.6% in January 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in January 2018, stable compared to December 2017 and down from 8.1% in January 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the …Read More

The parental home as labour market insurance for young Greeks during the crisis

Rebekka Christopoulou, Maria Pantalidou, (2018), «The parental home as labour market insurance for young Greeks during the crisis», GreeSE Papers, Hellenic Observatory Discussion Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Paper No. 122, Φεβρουάριος Labour market conditions in Greece have severely deteriorated during the crisis, affecting youths the most. Using the Greek crisis as a case-study, this paper examines the role of the family as a social safety net for its young members. Specifically, we test the …Read More

Digital revolutions in public finance

Sanjeev Gupta, Michael Keen, Alpa Shah, Geneviève Verdier, (2018), «Digital revolutions in public finance», Vox, 7 Μαρτίου Digitalisation has vastly increased our ability to collect and exploit the information that governments use to implement macroeconomic policy. The column argues that the ability of governments to use the vast amounts of information held in the private sector on financial transactions are already making fiscal policy more efficient and effective. Problems of …Read More

Rethinking the governance of economic and monetary union: Should rules continue to rule?

Iain Begg, (2018), «Rethinking the governance of economic and monetary union: Should rules continue to rule?», LSE EUROPP, 28 Φεβρουαρίου Although the EU economy has returned to a period of stable growth since the Eurozone crisis, several key issues in the governance of economic and monetary union remain unresolved. Drawing on results from the Firstrun project, Iain Begg provides an overview of current concerns and outlines five recommendations to help …Read More

Βάιντμαν: Η ΕΚΤ μπορεί να σταματήσει τις αγορές ομολόγων φέτος

Η Καθημερινή/Reuters, (2018), «Βάιντμαν: Η ΕΚΤ μπορεί να σταματήσει τις αγορές ομολόγων φέτος», 27 Φεβρουαρίου Η Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα μπορεί να σταματήσει τις αγορές ομολόγων φέτος, αν συνεχισθεί η οικονομική ανάπτυξη, κάνοντας ένα ακόμη βήμα στον μακρύ δρόμο για την απόσυρση της μη συμβατικής νομισματικής στήριξης, δήλωσε σήμερα ο πρόεδρος της γερμανικής κεντρικής τράπεζας (Μπούντεσμπανκ) Γενς Βάιντμαν. Ο ίδιος υποστήριξε ότι η ευρείας βάσης και ταχεία ανάπτυξη θα διασφαλίσουν την …Read More

The Italian elections

Silvia Merler, (2018), «The Italian elections», Bruegel, 26 Φεβρουαρίου Italy goes to the polls on March 4, with a new electoral law that is largely viewed as unable to deliver a stable government. We review recent opinions and expectations,  as well as economists’ assessment of the cost/coverage of parties’ economic promises. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Marco Bertacche and Chiara Albanese, (2018), «Berlusconi May Be Closer to a Majority in Italy Than Polls …Read More

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