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: 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

S. Micossi – Managing sovereign debts held by the ESCB: operational and legal constraints

Following the proposal by Avgouleas and Micossi (2021) and Micossi (2021), several authors (Amato and Saraceno 2022, Bag...

February 23, 2022

M. Messori – Italy’s national Recovery and Resilience Plan: Efficient use of resources and social well-being

The extraordinary funds made available by Next Generation-EU (NGEU), and – in particular – by its most impor...

February 14, 2022

Working Papers

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

A. Wirkierman, T. Ciarli, M. Savona: A Taxonomy of European Innovation Clubs

The paper provides a novel, empirically grounded map of innovation ‘clubs’ in the EU, based on a unique analysis of ...

May 18, 2021

C.De Vincenti, P. Bonaretti: Mercato dei farmaci e governance regolatoria

L’attuale assetto di regolazione del mercato farmaceutico nel nostro Paese è segnato da due elementi costitutivi del...

May 12, 2021

C. Oldani, B. Giannini – Sustainability of public debt in Europe: the use of swaps

This study contributes to the literature on public debt sustainability and investigates whether European countries manag...

April 28, 2021

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