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Employer perspectives on employee work location: collaboration, culture and control
Employee surveys across different countries indicate that employees prefer working remotely and do not want to return to the office full time.
Adjusting to the energy shock: the right policies for European industry
In its industrial strategy response, the EU must ask if the energy-intensive parts of the value chain should be outsourced permanently.
Cleantech manufacturing: where does Europe really stand?
A single European Union cleantech manufacturing capacity target should be based on an understanding of the situation in each cleantech sector
The problem with preferential trade agreements
Preferential agreements can be an alternative to a sclerotic WTO, but, if multilateral rules fail, they also risk conflict between trading blocs
Fiscal rule legislative proposal: what has changed, what has not, what is unclear?
The proposed new fiscal rules constitute a major improvement from the current fiscal framework but missed an opportunity to foster green investment.
27 October 2022
European Union fiscal rules: is a better system feasible?
EU countries seem to be converging on a set of reform objectives. But can these be jointly satisfied? Two recent proposals offer some hope.
26 October 2022
How have sanctions impacted Russia?
In this paper we assess both the immediate economic impact and the likely longer-term impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.
24 October 2022
National policies are the best protection against euro-area financial fragmentation risks
An analysis of German-Italian spreads under five Italian governments shows that the gap was biggest when Italian policies worried markets most.
19 October 2022
The sometimes puzzling differences in transatlantic earnings growth
Low-skill workers have seen faster wage growth than high-skill workers in many EU countries, contrary to the United States.
19 October 2022
The advance of China’s private sector pauses, but the trend is unclear
The drop in the previous private-sector advance should not be viewed as the start of a new trend of continuous decline, at least not yet.
17 October 2022
Europe’s promised semiconductor subsidies need to be better targeted
The proposed European Chips Act over-emphasises semiconductor production subsidies, focusing too little on increasing value-added in research.
14 October 2022
How European Union energy policies could mitigate the coming recession
The European Union faces recession, but the way in which policymakers manage the energy crisis will determine its depth and duration.
11 October 2022
Does the European Union need an energy crisis fund?
An EU energy fund is justified, but for different reasons than commonly assumed, with implications for the fund’s design.
06 October 2022
Using online data to glimpse into the future of work
Labour-market data from online sources can identify emerging occupations and skill demand, helping policymakers prepare better for future needs.
06 October 2022
Volatile energy markets expose the fragility of Europe’s capital market infrastructure
Reform of the EU central clearing framework is an essential part of capital markets union, but reform should not be driven by current energy turmoil.
05 October 2022
China and the West: growing apart as geopolitical tensions grow
The model of increasing economic interdependence between the West and the emerging world was built on assumptions that no longer hold.
04 October 2022
How the European Union can best apply the Digital Markets Act
The European Union’s new Digital Markets Act will enable the European Commission to get ahead of potential anti-competitive behaviour.
30 September 2022
Germany’s gas-price ‘defence shield’: problems and redeeming features
The €200 billion “defence shield” risks undermining European solidarity. This could be avoided by designing it well.
29 September 2022
An assessment of Europe’s options for addressing the crisis in energy markets
Action to intervene in the gas and electricity wholesale markets is also being taken at European Union level, which is what we analyse in this paper.
29 September 2022
Greeniums in sovereign bond markets
In this paper, we analyse whether green sovereign bonds are systematically priced differently to conventional sovereign bonds in the secondary markets
27 September 2022
China’s top ranked corporations are not as opaque as they may seem
Even though most large Chinese SOEs are not listed, they generate most of their revenue from their listed subsidiaries.
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