The global economy in continues to be affected by the pandemic. However, it is also marked by major geopolitical developments, from President Biden’s inauguration and a revival of the transatlantic relationship, to the continued rivalry with China, with the EU caught in-between these global trends.
Bruegel’s scholars cover the European Union’s increasing assertiveness towards neighbours over the past year, including the external repercussions of the European Green Deal, managing a crisis at its borders, building a future relationship with a former member, strengthening the international role of the euro and tackling a resurgent China.
Any convergence with the U.S. economy will not continue for long.
Demonstrations show how the country is struggling to deal with Covid and an easing of lockdowns.
Low-income households suffer most from high inflation, but in some European Union countries the inflation burden is felt more equally than others.
Beijing's bandwidth to deliver is shrinking as its economic performance wanes.
This paper explores China's quest to become a domestic-demand-driven economy, and the lessons that can be learnt from its quest for self reliance.
This paper presents a data-driven examination of whether deglobalisation has happened and whether protectionism was the cause.
The meet did not seem to offer solutions to the two most pressing problems for the international order.
China’s semiconductors push already has lessons for the rest of the world.
How can we build a sustainable system of international cooperation that allows for nations to work together despite their differences?
11 April 2022
The purpose of the first work package of the MICROPROD project was to improve the firm-level data infrastructure, expand the measurement of intangible
05 April 2022
The private sector advances in China: The evolving ownership structures of the largest companies in the Xi Jinping era
This paper documents recent structural changes in China’s corporate landscape, based on company level data.
24 March 2022
What is the current state of pensions policy in Europe and how are independent workers treated compared with their traditionally employed counterparts
23 February 2022
This Blueprint includes some of the Group’s most prominent voices on the different aspects of the multidimensional issue of green recovery.
21 February 2022
This policy contribution assesses how the trading system has changed over the last five years
17 February 2022
In this Policy Contribution, we seek to understand the reasons for these failures of global collective action.
08 February 2022
This Policy Contribution assesses the rationale for a Health Union.
17 January 2022
An analysis of the incentive effects of COVID certificates on vaccine uptake, health outcomes and the economy.
13 January 2022
Given the size and urgency of the transition, the current knowledge infrastructure in Europe is insufficient.
23 December 2021
This paper contributes to the measurement of monthly consumer price index-based real effective exchange rates with two main novelties.
16 December 2021
We investigate how labour demand and supply elasticities relate to an exogenous change in platform policy.
13 December 2021
How can the background of mRNA technology development help us understand how public vaccine research and development policy can be improved?
30 November 2021
To accelerate the roll-out of AI technology across the European Union, policymakers should alleviate constraints to adoption faced by firms.
17 November 2021
We define biometric technologies as AI technologies that rely on biometric data to derive inferences about the individual whose data is collected.
12 November 2021
Study for the German Federal Foreign Office produced by Bruegel, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and DIW Berlin.
10 November 2021
In this paper, we turn our attention to market failure due to information asymmetry between platforms and their users and between competing platforms.