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: 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

C. Bastasin: How Italy was about to be excluded from the euro – A behind-the-scenes reconstruction of a historical event

Helmut Kohl’s request, even before saying goodbye, took me completely by surprise: “Tell me about your famil...

March 29, 2022

C. Bastasin: A critical assessment of German Rearmament

If it was not for the events in Ukraine, at any other time Germany’s rearmament, announced by surprise on February 27 ...

March 14, 2022

L. Bini Smaghi – La Riforma del Patto di Stabilità e Crescita: Ce n’è veramente bisogno?

Con la graduale uscita dall’emergenza pandemica e il consolidamento della ripresa economica si avvicina la fine del pe...

February 24, 2022

Working Papers

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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