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Policy Briefs

C. Bastasin: Why a pro-European President of the Italian Republic is vital for the country’s economy

The role of Italy’s President, differently from the premiership, does not wield executive powers. Nevertheless, its fu...

January, 25 2022

C. Bastasin, L. Bini Smaghi, V. Meliciani, M. Messori, S. Micossi, P. C. Padoan, G. Toniolo – Legge di Bilancio: troppa spesa corrente se l’inflazione spinge i tassi d’interesse

Questo policy brief analizza criticamente lo stato attuale della politica di bilancio italiana e le prospettive di infla...

December, 29 2021

C. Bastasin – The lack of political integration in European governance: The case in the conflict between security in Europe and democracy in Poland

Strengthening political integration is tacitly coming of age in Europe after the pandemic crisis led the European Union ...

November, 30 2021

S. Micossi – On the selling of sovereigns held by the ESCB to the ESM: A revised proposal

This paper presents an in-depth review of the proposal by Micossi (2020) and Avgouleas and Micossi (2021) to transfer a ...

November, 15 2021

G. L. Tosato: Legal considerations on the Avgouleas-Micossi proposal

Recently, Micossi (2020) and Avgouleas and Micossi (2021) proposed to transfer the sovereign bonds purchased by the ESCB...

September, 8 2021

G. Colazzo: The debate on how to the EMU’s economic governance framework

On 5 February 2020, the European Commission published a “Communication”1 on Economic Governance Review, opening a pu...

September, 1 2021

V. Meliciani, M. Pini – Digitalization and productivity in Italy: Opportunities and risks of the NRRP

Next Generation EU is an important opportunity for Italy to relaunch its growth and productivity in discontinuity with t...

July, 28 2021

L. Bini Smaghi – The new ECB Strategy: What will change?

On 8 July 2021 the ECB published its new Monetary Policy Strategy. Following the announcement, it is legitimate to ask w...

July, 26 2021

S. Micossi: La riforma del Patto di stabilità e crescita

Queste brevi note offrono qualche spunto che spero utile sulla discussione in corso sulla revisione del Patto di stabili...

June, 16 2021

Working Papers

L. Codogno, P. van den Noord: Assessing Next Generation EU

The unprecedented fiscal package adopted by the European Council in the summer of 2020 ―dubbed Next Generation EU―is...

November, 30 2020

P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M.Messori: Uncertainty and the Pandemic Shocks

The COVID-19 pandemic shocks are a significant source of uncertainty in several aspects. In particular, these shocks inf...

November, 11 2020

G. Ascari, J. Bonchi: (Dis)Solving the Zero Lower Bound Equilibrium through Income Policy

We investigate the possibility to reflate an economy experiencing a long-lasting zero lower bound episode with subdued o...

October, 23 2020

C. De Vincenti, S. Facciolini: Mercati postali, servizio universale, regolazione

Quali sono le caratteristiche strutturali del mercato dei servizi postali rilevanti per la definizione del quadro normat...

October, 12 2020

P. Benigno, P. Canofari, G. Di Bartolomeo, M. Messori: Theory, Evidence, and Risks of the ECB’s Asset Purchase Programme

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ECB has relaunched a massive asset purchase programme within its combined-arms m...

October, 2 2020

L. Codogno, P. van den Noord: Going fiscal? A stylised model with fiscal capacity and a Eurobond in the Eurozone

The paper shows that the introduction a Eurobond together with fiscal capacity at the centre would produce macro-stabili...

April, 9 2020

G. Galli: The reform of the ESM and why it is so controversial in Italy

Key Points The draft reform of the European Stability Mechanism (henceforth ESM) was not approved as scheduled at the Eu...

April, 8 2020

G. Bonaccolto, N. Borri, A. Consiglio: Breakup and Default Risks in the Eurozone

Since the burst of the sovereign debt crisis, investors perceive the concrete possibility of a breakup of the Eurozone. ...

March, 11 2020

P. Reichlin – the GIIPS Countries in the Great Recession: Was it a Failure of the Monetary Union

Drawing from the debate between the “German” and the “Keynesian” views about the reason for the Euro Area slow r...

February, 28 2020

Five Bullets

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