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Policy Briefs

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

P. Nicolaides: State Aid to Combat Covid-19

This paper examines the state aid measures that Member States have implemented to combat the economic effects of covid-1...

April 4, 2020

C. Bastasin: The rationale behind the Italian-German rift

Acrimony among European states is getting harsher today than during the euro crisis a decade ago, jeopardizing the integ...

March 31, 2020

C. Bastasin, L. Bini Smaghi, M. Messori, S. Micossi, P. C. Padoan, F. Passacantando, G. Toniolo – ITALY’S RESPONSE TO THE HEALTH CRISIS: THINKING TODAY ABOUT THE COUNTRY’S FUTURE

An unprecedented crisis is unraveling before our eyes. The damage caused to people’s and business’ economic viabilit...

March 27, 2020

M. Messori – The current European debate on fiscal policy: Too much and too little

In the last two weeks the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to launch new LTRO and T-LTRO programs to ensure liquidity...

March 23, 2020

S. Micossi, F. Peirce: Overcoming the gridlock in EMU decision-making

The completion of EMU, and banking union as its critical component, requires that certain taboos in the policy debate ar...

March 17, 2020

I. Angeloni: ECB should turn to supervisory forbearance

The European Central Bank under Christine Lagarde, its new president, must decide at its governing council meeting on 12...

March 15, 2020

M. Messori – The economy in the time of the coronavirus: The different limits of the monetary and fiscal policies

The dramatic coronavirus pandemic will likely have heavy and prolonged recessive effects on the European and internation...

March 15, 2020

R. Perissich: A tale of four balls and one grenade

After the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK and the EU have gone through more than 3 years of negotiations that were someti...

February 28, 2020

Working Papers

P. Canofari, M. Messori: Exit Risks and Contagion in the Euro Area

This paper aims to assess the possible impact that the depreciation of a common currency can have on the stability of th...

November 20, 2015

F. Landini, A. Arrighetti, A. Lasagni – Economic Crisis and Firm Exit: Do Intangibles Matter?

The crisis in the Euro area has caused several business closures, especially in the EMU periphery. In this paper we use ...

November 15, 2015

G. Bruzzone, M. Cassella, S. Micossi: The EU Regulatory Framework for Bank Resolution

The financial crisis of 2008-09 and the ensuing sovereign debt and banking crises within the eurozone exposed the presen...

October 31, 2015

F. Balassone, M. Committeri – Europe and the IMF: nec sine te, nec tecum …

As the sovereign debt crisis burst in 2010, the European Union lacked both the instruments and the expertise to manage t...

June 21, 2015

P. Benigno, S. Nisticò: Non-Neutrality of Open-Market Operations

Unconventional open-market operations can have consequences for inflation and out- put because of income losses on centr...

June 15, 2015

S. Micossi: The Monetary policy of the European Central Bank (2002 t0 2015)

This paper examines the policies pursued by the European Central Bank (ECB) since the inception of the euro. The ECB was...

June 10, 2015

P. Esposito: Trade (dis)Integration and Imbalances in the EMU

The aim of this paper is to assess the role of competitiveness and financial integration on trade flows for countries be...

May 30, 2015

C. Gianetti: Debt Concentration of European Firms

This paper investigates the level of debt specialization across European firms relying on a cross-country comparable sam...

March 31, 2015

C. Fassio: Export-Led Innovation Among European Firms

This paper investigates the effect of exporting activities on the innovation strategies of European firms in France, Ger...

March 14, 2015

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