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Halliburton: Pariah or Precursor?

Nicolas Véron analyses the reasons behind Halliburton‘s move to Dubai. Click here   to download this comment. This comment was also published by La Tribune.

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Nicolas Véron analyses the reasons behind Halliburton‘s move to Dubai.

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This comment was also published by La Tribune.


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Opinion

China's dual banking system: consolidation as the final solution for weak small banks

There are fundamental solvency and liquidity issues for some small Chinese banks, widely influencing both the bond market as well as the broader financial sector. Given the difficulties in creating a level playing field between small and large banks, there is an expectation that small banks will continue to under-perform.

By: Alicia García-Herrero, Gary Ng and Bruegel Topic: Banking and capital markets Date: September 16, 2019
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World Cup Economics

As we approach the final rounds of the tournament, here are some recent contributions about the economics and economic impact of the World Cup.

By: Silvia Merler and Bruegel Topic: Global economy and trade Date: July 9, 2018
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Policy Contribution

Are European firms falling behind in the global corporate research race?

The author looks at how concentrated corporate R&D is in Europe, compared with sales and employment. The US and China are more likely to produce new R&D leaders that take over some of the top positions from incumbent R&D leaders. How is the EU coping with technology shifts and creating the next generation of new leading firms?

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: April 12, 2018
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Optimistic UK business confidence indicators predict smooth Brexit

UK business confidence indicators hardly fell after the Brexit vote in 2016 and have been increasing steadily since. The most likely reason is an expectation of smooth Brexit deal, especially for industry, while there is more uncertainty for services.

By: Zsolt Darvas and Bruegel Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: December 19, 2017
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Past Event

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Zombie firms and weak productivity: what role for policy?

At this event, we will have the chance to discuss the final findings of OECD's project on Exit Policies and Productivity Growth, which started at the end of 2015.

Speakers: Carlo Altomonte, Dan Andrews, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Reinhilde Veugelers and Bruegel Topic: Banking and capital markets, Digital economy and innovation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: December 6, 2017
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Working Paper

From start-up to scale-up: examining public policies for the financing of high-growth ventures

What are the challenges of financing scale-ups, and how can long-term public policies support the creation of a better scale-up environment?

By: Gilles Duruflé, Thomas Hellmann, Karen E. Wilson and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: April 10, 2017
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Blog Post

Update of the EFIGE dataset

The EFIGE dataset on firms' competitivenes was recently updated by extending the panel-level balance sheet data until the year 2014. This post highlights the main features of the brand new data.

By: Tommaso Aquilante, Domenico Favoino and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: August 22, 2016
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Services in European manufacturing: servinomics explained

Making the manufacturing sector more competitive is vital to restore economic growth in Europe. Changing business models to sell services as well as products can provide useful revenue to manufacturers.

By: Tommaso Aquilante, Oscar F. Bustinza, Ferran Vendrell-Herrero and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: March 1, 2016
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Blueprint

Measuring competitiveness in Europe: resource allocation, granularity and trade

This new Bruegel Blueprint provides a differentiated understanding of growth, productivity and competitiveness and the important role public policy needs to play.

By: Carlo Altomonte, Gábor Békés and Bruegel Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: January 28, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

Measuring competitiveness in Europe

Understanding firm performance is crucial when analysing competitiveness. How can we better identify competitiveness with the help of firm-level data?

Speakers: Carlo Altomonte, Gábor Békés, Dorothee Arns, Ettore Dorrucci, Eliana Garces-Tolon and Eric Bartelsman Topic: Digital economy and innovation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 28, 2016
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Competitive gains in the Economic and Monetary Union

This event will bring together a panel of high level economic experts to discuss the competitive gains achievable through reinforcing the Internal Market and structural reforms.

Date: July 21, 2015
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Blog Post

Huawei vs ZTE judgement: a welcome decision?

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will rule on a dispute between Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE regarding a patent “essential” to the “Long Term Evolution” (LTE) wireless broadband technology standard. 

By: Mario Mariniello and Francesco Salemi Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: July 15, 2015
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