The effects of digital technology on work and wages.
How can European countries phase out the COVID-19 support measures without having a negative impact on productivity and financial stability?
While deeply disappointing that the surprise deal maintains aluminium and steel tariffs against the EU beyond a modest quota, it alleviates a major irritant in transatlantic relations and contains interesting and innovative features relating to climate policy and to dispute settlement under WTO rules.
Online job postings indicate that demand from top tech firms for frontier IT skills is about double their demand for other IT skills. This could indicate increasing concentration of skills in a few firms, with other firms left behind.
In-depth analysis prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).
All of this talk on strategic retrenchment and autonomy is the language of escalation, not of appeasement and collaboration.
Policymakers should act to deal with labour-market concentration trends that potentially harm workers, especially gig workers and the self-employed.
The ultimate answer to the question on whether climate change can be tackled without ditching economic growth depends on our willingness to step up climate action massively.
Germany and the EU need to develop a strong and proactive agenda to manage foreign economic relations, which are essential for German and European prosperity.
The notion of degrowth to reduce greenhouse gas emissions appears unrealistic; decoupling of emissions from growth is in principle possible but requires unprecedented efforts.
More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing out.
Post-pandemic hybrid work models should be carefully planned, taking into account individual and organisational needs.