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Policy Briefs

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

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

Working Papers

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

A. Boitani, R. Tamborini – Fiscal Policy Coordination: A Necessary Step for the Eurozone Recovery

The prolonged recession in the Eurozone is mainly due to austerity policies, which are based on faulty theoretical found...

February 21, 2015

C. Brescia Morra: From the Single Supervisory Mechanism to the Banking Union

The agreement on the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is an important step to create an integrated banking system in E...

June 25, 2014

P. Canofari, G. Marini, G. Piersanti: Expectations and Systemic Risk in EMU Government Bond Spreads

This paper explores the determinants of 10-years sovereign bond spreads over the German Bund benchmark in the Euro Zone ...

June 18, 2014

C. Fassio: Sectoral Systems or Distance-to-the-Frontier Effects on Innovation?

This study analyzes empirically whether the Sectoral Systems of Innovation or the Distance- to-the-Frontier perspective ...

June 10, 2014

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