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The Euro’s Narrow Path

Eichengreen, Barry, (2017), «The Euro’s Narrow Path», (2017), Project Syndicate, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου With Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union enjoying a comfortable lead in opinion polls ahead o Germany’s general election on September 24, a window has opened for eurozone reform. The euro has always been a Franco-German project. With a dynamic new leader in one country and a fresh popular mandate …Read More

Annual growth in labour costs at 1.8% in euro area

Eurostat/Annual growth in labour costs at 1.8% in euro area/15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 Hourly labour costs rose by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.2% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2017, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% and 1.6% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Σχετικές …Read More

How has banking union changed mergers and acquisitions?

Goncalves Raposo, Ines, Wolff, Guntram B., (2017), «How has banking union changed mergers and acquisitions?», Bruegel, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου The aim of the banking union was to break the toxic link between banks and states. One way of achieving this is by increasing cross border banking through mergers and acquisitions. This blog shows that little has changed in M&A activity since the banking union was launched. In fact, we seem to be …Read More

Nordea’s move to the Banking Union is no surprise

Schoenmaker, Dirk, (2017), «Nordea’s move to the Banking Union is no surprise», Bruegel, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου Scandinavian banking giant is moving to Finland. This is not just a flight from increasing taxes and tighter regulation in its current home, Sweden. Nordea is also moving inside the banking union to find a fiscal backstop large enough to see it through any future crisis. Will this vote of confidence encourage Sweden and Denmark …Read More

Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and in the EU28

Eurostat/Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and in the EU28/13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.5% in …Read More

A Feasible Unemployment-Based Shock Absorber for the Euro Area

Brandolini, Andrea, Carta, Francesca, D’Amuri, Francesco, (2017), «A Feasible Unemployment-Based Shock Absorber for the Euro Area», Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(5), pp. 1123-1141 Based on theoretical insights, this article identifies the broad characteristics that a shock absorber based on unemployment should have in order to be incentive-compatible and politically feasible. It then empirically derives the combination of activation thresholds, experience rating, eligibility criteria and benefit generosity which define the …Read More

Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD – Updated: September 2017

OECD/Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs)- Updated: September 2017/11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 5.8% in July 2017, unchanged for the second consecutive month. Across the OECD area, 36.2 million people were unemployed, 3.6 million more than in April 2008. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις OECD, (2017), «Jobs gap closes but recovery remains uneven», 13 Ιουνίου Garda, Paula, (2017), «Employment ins and outs in OECD countries», OECD, 30 Μαρτίου

Headline inflation measures shouldn’t ignore costs of home ownership

Hampl, Mojmir, Havranek, Tomas, (2017), «Headline inflation measures shouldn’t ignore costs of home ownership», VoxEU, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου Seven out of every ten Europeans live in their own homes, yet Europe’s most important inflation measure excludes the costs associated with owner-occupied housing. This column argues that including the costs of home ownership would prove beneficial to the conduct of monetary and macroprudential policy. It would also bring the measure closer to …Read More

A Two-Tier Eurozone or a Euro of Regions? A radical Proposal based on Keynes’ clearing union

Kregel, Jan, (2017), «A Two-Tier Eurozone or a Euro of Regions? A radical Proposal based on Keynes’ clearing union», Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Public Policy Brief No. 144, Σεπτέμβριος In light of the problems besetting the eurozone, this policy brief examines the contributions of John Maynard Keynes and Richard Kahn to early debates over the design of the postwar international financial system. Their critical engagement with the early …Read More

Germany’s election: Behind consensus politics lie conflicting ideas of Europe

Bongardt, Annette, Codogno, Lorenzo, Torres, Francisco, (2017), «Germany’s election: Behind consensus politics lie conflicting ideas of Europe», LSE EUROPP, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου Ahead of the 24 September German federal elections, Angela Merkel and the CDU/CSU are leading by a wide margin, although the number of undecided voters is still high. Annette Bongardt, Lorenzo Codogno and Francisco Torres write that although Europe has been relatively absent from the electoral debate, there is a …Read More

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