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

C. Bastasin – L’economia italiana e l’effetto-fiducia indotto dagli aiuti europei: Il rischio di una ricaduta in assenza di impegni istituzionali del governo

La crescita del Pil italiano è stata rivista nettamente al rialzo nel 2023 dalla Banca d’Italia che a giugno ha più...

June 20, 2023

C. Bastasin: Ukraine’s accession to the EU requires a change in Europe itself

The European Commission is considering launching Ukraine’s accession process to the European Union by the end of 2...

May 25, 2023

C. Bastasin: A first-hand reaction to the new Stability Pact proposed by the European Commission

The regulation proposal presented on April 26, 2023 by the European Commission marks an important step, but by no means ...

April 28, 2023

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

Working Papers

F. Traù: Globalization and History

The Globalization Age is now behind us. It is not a question of the eclipse of an articulated trading system on a global...

June 26, 2023

S. D’Andrea, S. D’Andrea, G. Di Bartolomeo, P. D’Imperio, G. Infantino, M. Meacci – Structural Reforms in the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan: A macroeconomic assessment of their potential effects

This paper assesses the potential macroeconomic impact of the critical structural reforms designed within the Italian Re...

April 5, 2023

P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: Inflation dynamics and monetary policy in the euro area

The surge in inflation rates experienced by the euro area since the beginning of 2021 is rooted in supply shocks that ha...

March 13, 2023

G. Di Bartolomeo, P. D’Imperio: A macroeconomic assessment of the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan

This paper aims to assess the macroeconomic and distributional impact of the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Pl...

February 8, 2023

I. Benedetti, G. Guarini, T. Laureti – Digitalization in Europe: a potential driver of energy efficiency for the twin transition

This paper aims to study the impact of digitalization on energy efficiency in Europe, where institutions are committed t...

February 2, 2023

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

Monthly Briefs

Five Bullets

C. Bastasin: ON ITALY’S ISOLATION IN EUROPE

Italy is suffering from isolation in the European Union and the euro area. This goes far beyond anecdotal evidence of Pr...

September 29, 2016

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

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