E-COMMERCE

Bruegel scholars analyse e-commerce economics in a series of blogs, publications and events. Acccess them all here.

Energy across the Mediterranean

In their new Policy Brief, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann argue that the EU should reshape its energy cooperation efforts in the Mediterranean.

European Fiscal Rules

How can Europe revive fiscal coordination? Read the latest Policy Contribution by Grégory Claeys, Zsolt Darvas and Álvaro Leandro.

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Lessons for the euro from early US monetary and financial history

In this essay, Jeffry Frieden looks at the process of creating a monetary union in the United States and draws lessons for the EU.

By: Jeffry Frieden Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 25, 2016
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Blog Post

Scott Marcus
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European e-commerce needs better visibility into cross-border delivery prices

Consumers, retail shippers, and European and national regulatory authorities could benefit from enhanced visibility into the price of shipping goods across borders in Europe.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 25, 2016
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Policy Contribution

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

The expansion of e-commerce, a substantial growth opportunity for Europe, is hampered by high cross-border parcel delivery prices. This paper analyses the economics of cross-border parcel delivery and it draws a comparison with the telecommunications sector.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 25, 2016
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May
30
12:00

State Aid evaluation: two years of implementation

This event will discuss the evaluation of state aid and how it can contribute to better policy-making.

Speakers: Gert-Jan Koopman, Pantelis Koutroumpis, Bridget Micklem, Nicola Pesaresi, Theo Roelandt, Otto Toivanen, Reinhilde Veugelers and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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May - Jun
31-1
09:00

Euro-Mediterranean energy talks

The energy landscape of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean is inefficient and unsustainable. Yet there is much potential for cooperation. How could the EU work with this region to improve energy systems?

Speakers: Houda Allal, Ahmed Badr, Moncef Ben Abdallah, Jorge Borrego, Claudia Brandus, Uri Dadush, Karim El Aynaoui, Angelo Ferrante, Francesco Giunti, Ali Hached, Manfred Hafner, Ezzedine Khalfallah, Stefano Manservisi, Mehmet Öğütçü, Francis Perrin, Riccardo Puliti, Sabina Ratti, Edoardo Reviglio, André Sapir, Simone Tagliapietra, Hans van Steen, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

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Blog Post

Marek Dabrowski

Core and periphery: different approaches to unconventional monetary policy

Compared with the ‘core’ of the world economy, emerging markets have limited room for manoeuvre when it comes to applying unconventional monetary policy measures.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 24, 2016
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Jun
2
09:00

New perspectives for economic cooperation with Iran

The lifting of international sanctions will have a big impact on the economic relationship between Iran and the rest of the world. With this event Bruegel intends to explore this new scenario, to understand what role Europe might play. The event will first present an overview on the current state of affairs and future prospects […]

Speakers: Benjamin Godel, Zahra Jazayeri, Mohsen Pakparvar, Simone Tagliapietra, HE Peiman Seadat, Farhad Sharif, Guntram B. Wolff and Reza Modir Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Parliamentary Testimony

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The European Deposit Insurance Scheme

Statement prepared for the European Parliament’s ECON Committee Public Hearing of 23 May.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: May 23, 2016
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The benefits and drawbacks of TTIP

What’s at stake: Since the recent leak of documents on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations, there has been renewed interest in the trade deal. This blog review looks at studies on the estimated impacts of TTIP on growth, labour markets and social conditions. We also summarise its impact on countries outside the deal, and look at the debates surrounding its counterpart, the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).

By: Uuriintuya Batsaikhan and Pia Hüttl Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 23, 2016
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Jun
7
12:30

Internet taxation: challenges and policy recommendations

As the economy moves online, it becomes more difficult for national tax authorities to collect revenue. How great is the impact, and what should corporate taxation look like in the digital age?

Speakers: Francis Bloch, Dmitri Jegorov, Helena Kiurusalmi, J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Upcoming Event

Jun
9
13:00

The Spanish financial crisis: Lessons for the European banking union

Spain is among the countries still recovering from the financial crisis. While misjudged investments were part of the cause, these past mistakes could offer lessons for the European banking union.

Speakers: Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Federico Steinberg Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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