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

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

R. Tamborini: Beware of pitfalls in the Review of Policy Strategy of the European Central Bank

After taking office on November 1, 2019, the most important announcement from the new President of the European Central ...

January, 24 2020

C. Bastasin: Italy and Germany in Trump’s cross hairs

While the US and China trade rift is settling down, President Trump is setting his sights on Europe and, surprisingly, I...

January, 17 2020

L. Codogno, M. Monti: Taking stock of Christine Lagarde’s challenges at the ECB

Christine Lagarde’s reign at the European Central Bank (ECB) has heralded a shift not in the monetary policy field, bu...

January, 14 2020

C. Bastasin: The Year of “Eufouria”

The resolve of a self-professed geopolitical European Commission will be severely tested in the coming months. President...

January, 14 2020

L. Bini Smaghi: Is the ECB at risk of becoming an underachiever?

Over the past eight years the European Central Bank has systematically failed to achieve its primary objective of price ...

January, 10 2020

C. Bastasin: German political earthquake may have consequences on the banking union and the ESM

A change of leadership in the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the junior partner in the German coalition government, may ...

November, 28 2019

L. Codogno – The fiscal stimulus that is not: why there is no fiscal expansion in sight for the eurozone

As in Peter Pan’s fictional island of Neverland, people in Euroland refuse to grow up and face reality. The “never-n...

November, 13 2019

Working Papers

Five Bullets

Europe: Facts & Docs

This section contains policy documents, meeting summaries and news that come directly from the EU institutions.


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