Publications

Our publications aim to provide in-depth information on issues that are at the forefront of the European agenda, including commentary, research, and policy recommendations.

LEAP produces policy briefs, working papers, five bullets and a monthly newsletter. All publications are available online.

Policy Briefs

G. L. Tosato – The Union’s budget balance pursuant to art. 310 TFEU: What is the impact on the European anti-coronavirus measures?

In a period in which European anti-coronavirus measures are being heatedly discussed, it is necessary to verify which co...

April 17, 2020

P. C. Padoan: Response to Covid-19: Mechanisms against unemployment

At the Eurogroup meeting of April 9 it was decided to introduce new tools to support the economy and/or to strengthen th...

April 16, 2020

R. Perissich: Logic, facts and common sense in the time of Covid-19

European countries have faced the Covid-19 pandemic unprepared and on the basis of scant scientific knowledge about the ...

April 15, 2020

S. Micossi: Raising growth in the euro area

The economic policy debate in Europe – or rather in the euro area – seems deadlocked. We would like higher growth of...

April 15, 2020

P. Reichlin: The ECB should have a much larger role in the coronavirus crisis

The COVID-19 lockdown is a major aggregate shock on the world economy. Because it is aggregate, it will not be easily mi...

April 14, 2020

C. Bastasin, L. Bini Smaghi, M. Messori, S. Micossi, P. C. Padoan, F. Passacantando, G. Toniolo – ITALY HAS ENOUGH RESOURCES TO RELAUNCH ITS ECONOMY: THE COUNTRY URGENTLY NEEDS PROJECTS, NOT IDEOLOGICAL WRANGLING

National governments and European institutions have mobilized and will continue to mobilize huge financial resources to ...

April 14, 2020

G. L. Tosato: Notes on the genesis of the European Stability Mechanism

A factual account of the genesis of the ESM would appear pertinent, considering the recent discussions on this subject i...

April 14, 2020

C. Bastasin – Covid-19: The ideas behind the German government’s agenda

A document reveals the analysis behind Berlin’s reaction to the Covid19 crisis and shows that the German government wa...

April 9, 2020

G. De Michele, M. Messori – Towards a sustainable European ‘Marshall Plan’: How to turn the crisis into an opportunity

In the last weeks a growing debate among European economists has focused on how to fund the national expansionary fiscal...

April 9, 2020

Working Papers

S. Berardi, A. Marcelletti: Optimal Bank Capital Requirements: An Asymmetric Information Perspective

The issue on the amount of capital banks should hold has pushed back the debate on top of policymakers’ agenda. Litera...

March 1, 2017

F. Schivardi, E. Sette, G. Tabellini: Credit Misallocation During the European Financial Crisis

Do banks with low capital extend excessive credit to weak firms, and does this matter for aggregate efficiency? Using a ...

March 1, 2017

D. Focarelli: Why Insurance Regulation is Crucial for Long-term Investment and Economic Growth

This paper focuses on the role of insurers as providers of funds for long-term investment in the real economy, with an e...

January 15, 2017

A. Bassanetti, C. Cottarelli, A. Presbitero – Lost and Found: Market Access and Public Debt Dynamics

The empirical literature on sovereign debt crises identifies the level of public debt (measured as a share of GDP) as a ...

December 11, 2016

F. Landini: Distortions in Firm Selection During Recessions

Recent evidence documents the weakness of market selection based on productivity differentials and the absence of cleans...

October 15, 2016

P. Esposito, M. Messori: IMPROVED STRUCTURAL COMPETITIVENESS OR DEEP RECESSION?

One of the main problems facing the European Monetary Union is the macroeconomic imbalances between ‘core’ and ‘pe...

March 21, 2016

A. Cardaci, F. Saraceno: Inequality, Financialisation and Credit Booms: a Model of Two Crises

We develop a macroeconomic model with an agent-based household sector and a stock-flow consistent structure, in order to...

February 11, 2016

F. Saraceno, R. Tamborini: How can it work? On the impact of Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone

How can the quantitative easing (QE) programme launched in March 2015 by the ECB be successful in the Eurozone (EZ)? Wha...

February 1, 2016

P. Schlosser – ‘Tightening the knot’: strengthening fiscal surveillance in EMU during the euro crisis

One of the key regularities which appeared to hold so far in European integration is that the closer a policy issue lies...

November 30, 2015

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