Due its actual economic structure, South Korea should be more worried about BOJ's extremely lax stance than about monetary policy normalization by the Fed.
What role is there for policy to address the funding barrier for scaling-up? Do we need a reorientation of the currently pursued policies in European countries?
After the launch of the Commission's Capital Markets Union action plan on September 30, what changes can be realistically expected in Europe’s debt capital markets over the next five to ten years?
Nature and consequences of angel investments across a variety of geographies with varying levels of venture capital markets and other forms of risk capital.
The rising financing gap for SMEs as well as high growth firms is a serious concern for Europe battered by financial fragility. These firms, particularly young innovative firms, are the drivers of job creation and economic growth, much needed to break through the economic malaise across Europe.
Intangible assets are the key to growth in the knowledge economy, but innovative entrepreneurs can find it hard to secure the financing to kick-start their projects. The role of capital and credit markets in procuring funds for innovation is therefore crucial.
Financing innovative young firms is an increasing challenge in Europe. Data on venture capital investment in Europe consistently shows a significant gap in comparison to the U.S. In addition, the market in Europe is very fragmented. What can be done to remove the barriers to investment, particularly for firms in the fast-growing internet and ICT […]
This Finance Focus Breakfast discussed the economic impact of venture capital investment in Europe. The presentation by Massimo Colombo was followed by comments by Karen Wilson and an open discussion moderated by Reinhilde Veugelers. This session of the Finance Focus Breakfast series was devoted to venture capital (VC) funds and their economic role in the […]
Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and Massimo Colombo, professor of Economics of Technical Change in the Politecnico di Milano, discuss about the impact on the real economy of venture capital in Europe.