A fireside conversation with Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi on decarbonisation.
What are the possibilities for shaping the new fiscal policy?
The record-high debt levels in advanced economies increase the risk of sovereign insolvency. Governments should start fiscal consolidation soon in an environment of low nominal and real interest rates and post-COVID growth.
What is the role of promotional banks in financing the green transition?
How did Europe respond to the pandemic?
There is an urgent need for GVCs to become more resilient and inclusive, and meet the net-zero challenge.
How can European countries phase out the COVID-19 support measures without having a negative impact on productivity and financial stability?
This event will feature the presentation of “Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis – A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank."
While support schemes during the pandemic were not targeted at protecting ‘good’ firms, financial support mostly went to those with the capacity to survive and succeed. Labour schemes have been effective in protecting employment.
The pandemic has disproportionately affected women both professionally and at home. Although the gender gap in labour force participation since the onset of the pandemic hasn't worsened, policy still needs to tackle existing gender gaps, which for some EU countries are very substantive.
Article published in Lancet Global Heath on strategies to end the COVID-19 pandemic in the presence of effective vaccines.
Most economic forecasts predict a return, in the medium-term, to pre-pandemic growth and inflation. Nevertheless, the European Central Bank and fiscal authorities need to be vigilant for signs of the contrary.