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Towards a sustainable European economy

Daryoush, Toutia, Hedberg,  Annika, Pardo, Romain, (2015), “Towards a sustainable European economy”, European Policy Center publications, 13 Οκτωβρίου As outlined in the European Environment Agency’s report on “The European Environment – State and Outlook 2015” (SOER 2015), global trends such as world population growth, growing demand for resources, climate change and environmental pollution, increasing pressures on ecosystems, urbanisation and technological advancements are affecting also Europe. Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst), Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst) …Read More

The Crisis Europe Needs

Eichengreen, Barry, (2015), “The Crisis Europe Needs”, Social Europe Journal, 15 Οκτωβρίου It’s hard to be optimistic about Europe. Last summer, a political cage match between Germany and Greece threatened to tear the European Union apart. In country after country, extremist political parties are gaining ground. And Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine, in the EU’s backyard, has turned the common European foreign and security policy into a punch …Read More

Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis

Hossein-zadeh, Ismael, (2014), “Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis”, International Political Economy Series, Routledge publications, 15 Απριλίου The study argues that while the prevailing views of deregulation and financialization as instrumental culprits in the explosion and implosion of the financial bubble are not false, they fail to point out that financialization is essentially an indication of an advanced stage of capitalist development. These standard explanations tend to ignore the …Read More

Germany and the Euro-Zone Crisis: The European Reformation of the German Banking Crisis and the Future of the Euro

Thompson, Helen, (2015), “Germany and the Euro-Zone Crisis: The European Reformation of the German Banking Crisis and the Future of the Euro”, New Political Economy, Issue 6, Volume 20, Μάιος Analysis of the German response to the euro crisis has been framed around a narrative of the relationship between domestic sacrifice and hegemony and sustains an assumption that the German commitment to the euro is proven. Such analysis downplays the …Read More

Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Morgan,  Glenn, Whitley, Richard (Ed.), (2012), “Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century”, International Political Economy Series, Oxford University Press, 26 Απριλίου The early twenty-first century is witnessing both an increasing internationalization of many markets, firms, and regulatory institutions, and a reinforcement of the key role of nation states in managing economic development, financial crises, and market upheavals in many OECD and developing economies. Drawing on a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives from …Read More

Making Progress In Economic And Monetary Union

Carlo Padoan, Pier, (2015), “Making Progress In Economic And Monetary Union”, Social Europe Journal, 9 Οκτωβρίου The recovery that has been developing over the past several quarters in Europe is encouraging but modest. To obtain stronger and more sustained growth and job creation, decisive policy action is needed beyond the current policy mix and the positive contribution by the ECB policy stance. Action must be accelerated on several fronts: structural …Read More

No coordination without representation

Terzi, Alessio, (2015), “No coordination without representation”, Bruegel publications. 8 Οκτωβρίου Further democratic legitimacy is a pre-requisite to economic union. This article explores how economic policies in the euro area should be coordinated, but this cannot be done in a mechanical rules-based manner. Arguing the contrary suggests a cavalier understanding of the complexity of economic policymaking. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Maçães, Bruno, (2015), «The missing piece in the EMU puzzle: Economic policy …Read More

The sticky superpower

Economist, (2015), “The sticky superpower”, Special Report, 3 Οκτωβρίου IN JUNE THIS year Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, a giant Chinese e-commerce firm, addressed the Economic Club of New York, whose members include many Manhattan luminaries and Wall Street chiefs. Mr Ma’s message was that his company exists for the long-term good of society, a far cry from the creed of shareholder value followed by many in the room. …Read More

Strengthening the beating heart of the European economy

Harbour, Malcolm, (2015), “Strengthening the beating heart of the European economy”, European Policy Centre Publications, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου In an atmosphere of crisis, distrust and fragmentation, policy-makers in Brussels are mostly focused on fighting fire without having an ambitious vision for the future – in effect, muddling through, as has been the characteristic response in recent years. However, by remaining in crisis response mode, the European Union (EU) is failing to provide …Read More

The political economy of liberal democracy

Mukand, Sharun, Rodrik, Dani, (2015), “The political economy of liberal democracy“, Voxeu, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου There are more democracies in the world than non-democracies, but few of the democracies go beyond electoral competition. This column highlights the contrast between electoral democracies and liberal ones, that is, those that protect civil rights in addition to political and property rights. Liberal democracies are rare because the failure to protect minority rights is a common consequence of the …Read More