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C. Bastasin: What the European Commission says to Budapest should be heard in Rome too
Under the pressure of the European Parliament, on September 18 the European Commission finally proposed the application ...
September 28, 2022
I. Angeloni, C. Bastasin, L. Bini Smaghi, V. Meliciani, S. Micossi, P. C. Padoan, P. Parascandolo: La crisi del gas rafforza l’esigenza di politiche economiche in linea con le raccomandazioni europee
Dopo la ragguardevole crescita del Prodotto interno lordo ottenuta grazie anche all’azione di politica economica del g...
August 29, 2022
L. Bini Smaghi: Scudo anti-spread e politica monetaria
Che differenza c’è tra lo scudo anti-spread varato dieci anni fa, dopo il famoso “Whatever it takes” pronunciato ...
August 2, 2022
C. Bastasin: Draghi’s resignation and a new – more clever – Fiscal Compact
Italy’s political instability resurfaced on July 14 when Prime Minister Mario Draghi presented his resignation to the ...
July 18, 2022
C. De Vincenti – Green Investments: Two Possible Interpretations of the “Do No Significant Harm” Principle
The concrete implementation of the Next Generation EU strategy and the recent emergence of energy security problem have ...
July 11, 2022
C. Bastasin: Europe cannot be strong if fragmentation risks linger in the euro area
Officially, the fragmentation risks of the euro area – or the extreme divergence of financial conditions in member sta...
June 15, 2022
F. Bontadini, V. Meliciani, M. Savona, A. Wirkierman: Nearshoring and Farsharing in Europe within the Global Economy
Has the world economy really entered a phase of de-globalisation or deceleration in globalisation after the great recess...
June 10, 2022
C. Bastasin: Europe should not encourage the “China vs the US” bipolarity
Deglobalization does not forcedly mean less multilateralism. This is how Europe should think about the likely coming bip...
May 10, 2022
C. Bastasin: Post-war global supply chains – Europe must defend economic cooperation
The European Union is the most open trading area in the world. Changes in the flows of imports and exports have a more p...
April 10, 2022
F. Bontadini, R. Evangelista, V. Meliciani, M. Savona – Asymmetries in global value chain integration, technology and employment structures in Europe: Country and sectoral evidence
This paper provides empirical evidence on the complex role played by technology in affecting the relationship between th...
November 8, 2021
P. Esposito, V. Larocca, M. Messori, M. Mischitelli – Bank-based or Market-based financial sources: Which is better for the EU?
This paper examines the relationships between the financial structure and the economicperformance of non-financial corpo...
November 8, 2021
P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: Financial Dominance in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic European Economy
Differently from past episodes, the European institutions responded to the pandemic shock with an appropriate policy mix...
October 4, 2021
P. Nicolaides – The Dispute-Settlement Provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Are they Adequate for the Task?
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has established new institutions a...
September 23, 2021
A. Erce, E. Mallucci, M. Picarelli: A Journey in the History of Sovereign Defaults on Domestic Law Public Debt
We introduce a novel database on sovereign defaults that involve public debt in- struments governed by domestic law. By ...
September 22, 2021
P. Della Posta, R. Tamborini: The existential trilemma of the EMU in a fiscal target-zone model
The lesson we draw from the EMU crisis of the 2010s, and from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that the EMU, wh...
September 8, 2021
F. Bontadini, R. Evangelista, V. Meliciani, M. Savona: Patterns of integration in global value chains and the changing structure of employment in Europe
This paper aims at revisiting the empirical evidence on the recent trends of countries’ integration in global value ch...
September 1, 2021
J. Bonchi – Asset Price Bubbles and Monetary Policy: Revisiting the Nexus at the Zero Lower Bound
Asset price bubbles are a major source of macroeconomic instability, but can they play a different role in a low interes...
June 18, 2021
T. Asonuma, M. Chamon, A. Erce, A. Sasahara – Costs of Sovereign Defaults: Restructuring Strategies and Financial Intermediation
Sovereign debt restructurings are associated with declines in the growth of GDP, invest- ment, bank credit to the privat...
May 31, 2021
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