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. Di Bartolomeo, W. Semmler: Greenhouse gases mitigation: Global externalities and policymakers’ short-termism

The primary cause of global warming is the rise in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon dio...

April 19, 2023

C. Bastasin: Dalla pace perpetua alla guerra infinita – Lo spostamento a Est dell’Europa, i rischi per l’Italia e la necessità di una “Nuova Maastricht”

L’emergenza strategica ai confini orientali dell’Unione europea, provocata dall’aggressione russa in Ucraina, avr...

March 24, 2023

C. Bastasin: Italy should not underestimate the risk of isolation in Europe

Giorgia Meloni’s electoral victory in September 2022 was largely interpreted as a new expression of the deep-seated an...

February 28, 2023

C. Bastasin: A catch-22 for Eurobonds

The affirmation of a market for Eurobonds, i.e. common debt securities issued by the European Union, has significantly s...

January 30, 2023

C. Bastasin – European fiscal capacity: the example of the German special funds

The debate on the reform of European rules risks neglecting the importance of integrating the rules governing national f...

January 12, 2023

C. Bastasin: I motivi per approvare la modifica del MES, dopo la sentenza di Karlsruhe

L’approvazione delle modifiche al Trattato del Meccanismo europeo di Stabilità (MES) da parte del Parlamento italiano...

December 14, 2022

C. Bastasin: The German lessons about the “reddito di cittadinanzà”

The German government has put forward a proposal to introduce Bürgergeld, or basic income, in the country, a proposal t...

November 18, 2022

C. Bastasin: Il rapporto UE-Cina e le conseguenze sulla governance europea

Il tema dei rapporti occidentali con la Cina è diventato centrale nel corso del mese di ottobre, quando Stati Uniti e C...

October 31, 2022

M. Messori: Monetary policy and central fiscal capacity in the euro area

The new inflationary peaks reached in the Euro Area (EA) last summer have led the European Central Bank (ECB) to strengt...

October 21, 2022

Working Papers

A. Fabrizi, G. Guarini, V. Meliciani – The impact of environmental research networks on green exports: an analysis of a sample of European countries

This paper studies the impact of environmental research networks on green exports by providing a unique contribution to ...

January 9, 2023

F. Bontadini, V. Meliciani, M. Savona, A. Wirkierman – Nearshoring and Farsharing in Europe: implications for employment

This paper documents recent trends in the geographical distribution of value added across Global Value Chains (GVCs) and...

September 27, 2022

P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: Dancing on the edge of stagflation

The European Central Bank (ECB) is facing a dangerous trade-off between the control of supply-led inflation and the need...

September 20, 2022

L. Ferrari, V. Meliciani – Public Spending for Future Generations: Recent Trends in EU Countries

Public investment, traditionally measured using the so-called gross fixed capital formation (hereinafter, GFCF) of the p...

June 28, 2022

P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: Stagflation and fragmentation – the euro area at the crossroads

The euro area may be about to experience something new: fragmentations in its financial markets in a situation character...

June 8, 2022

A. Macchiati, R. Vitelli: Mercati del gas e transizione energetica

L’aumento dei prezzi del gas e, conseguentemente dell’energia elettrica, registrato inizialmente nell’ultimo trime...

April 4, 2022

J. Bonchi, S. Nisticò: Heterogeneity, Bubbles and Monetary Policy

Using a tractable New Keynesian model with heterogeneous agents, we analyze the interplay between heterogeneity and rati...

February 8, 2022

M. Amato, F. Saraceno: Squaring the circle – How to guarantee fiscal space and debt sustainability with a European Debt Agency

This paper contributes to the debate on European macroeconomic governance. What is at stake is creating fiscal space for...

January 19, 2022

P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: The Implementation and Rationale of the ECB’s New Inflation Target

In July 2021, the ECB’s target was revised, specifying that the 2% inflation rate threshold should be applied symm...

November 8, 2021

Monthly Briefs

Five Bullets

M. Messori: On Europe, Post-Bratislava

It would be useful to expand and modify Chancellor Merkel’s European agenda in order to reduce the possibility of unde...

September 21, 2016

S. Micossi: On the Italian Criticism of the Bratislava Summit

On migration, while the concerns of Eastern European states were addressed, resulting in explicit promises to aid Bulgar...

September 19, 2016

C. Bastasin: ON MERKEL’S ROLE IN THE REFUGEE CRISIS

Merkel’s management of the Euro crisis actually hinged on the architecture of non- political institutions, with fi...

March 9, 2016

C. Bastasin: ON THE BAIL-IN AND ITALY’S PUBLIC DEBT

The conflict between Rome and Brussels over the regulation of banks’ bail-in and public budget flexibility is a conseq...

February 18, 2016

C. Bastasin: ON MARINE LE PEN AND BANCA D’ETRURIA

The euro-crisis’ mismanagement has discredited the euro-area’s model of centralized economic governance, forcing the...

December 9, 2015

L. Codogno: ON THE ECB’S EXTENSION OF THE ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAMME (APP)

The European Central Bank’s press conference on 3 December 2015 included an announced extension of the asset purchase ...

December 4, 2015

S. Micossi: ON THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL MEETING WITH THE TURKISH DELEGATION

On Sunday, 29 November 2015, the European Council will meet a Turkish delegation led by prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdo...

November 27, 2015

S. Micossi: ON EUROPEAN COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS

The European Council conclusions yesterday include five points worth mentioning: 1. The Council has endorsed the main li...

October 16, 2015

C. Bastasin: ON THE GREEK VOTE

• Tsipras obtained a convincing margin of victory over New Democracy, just shy of an absolute majority. • The electi...

September 21, 2015

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