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In French business, old castes die hard

Nicolas Véron comments on outdated management structures and culture in French business. Click here   to download this comment. This comment was also published by La Tribune.

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Nicolas Véron comments on outdated management structures and culture in French business.

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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: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: September 16, 2019
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Blog Post

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 Economics & Governance 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: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 12, 2018
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Past Event

Past Event

The implications of Blockchain platforms

The disruptive forces of block chain technologies in markets and industries: a European perspective

Speakers: Anna Dimitrova, Julio Faura, Georgios Petropoulos, Johan Pouwelse, Pēteris Zilgalvis and Bruegel Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: February 6, 2018
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Blog Post

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: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 19, 2017
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Past Event

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: Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy 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: Innovation & Competition Policy 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: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 22, 2016
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Blog Post

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: Innovation & Competition Policy 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: European Macroeconomics & Governance 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: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 28, 2016
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Past Event

From start-up to scale-up: fueling growth firms in Europe

While there has been an increased policy focus on start-ups, few of these firms are able to survive and grow longer term. It is the high-growth businesses, ones that are able to scale-up, which create jobs and economic growth, drive innovation and improve societies. What are the barriers for young innovative firms to scale up and how can they be addressed?

Speakers: Sherry Coutu, Thomas Hellmann, Dörte Höppner and Karen E. Wilson Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: September 29, 2015
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