MAKING LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SMARTER

New Policy Brief by Georg Zachmann.

Focus on China

With the current stock turmoil, get all the analysis by Bruegel scholars on China.

FOCUS ON GREECE

All the contributions on the Greek crisis produced by Bruegel scholars.

Bruegel's Annual Meetings 2015

| 7-8 SEPTEMBER | Join Bruegel scholars, members and stakeholders in discussing the policy challenges facing European and global economy.

Bruegel's
10th anniversary

"Ten years is an opportunity to note the contribution of a number of individuals and institutions that have helped make Bruegel what it is today." Guntram B. Wolff

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Opinion

Ashoka Mody

The Rolling Global Crisis Will Come Home

When productivity growth slows down, there are two choices: to invest in the future or to live within one’s means. Instead, policymakers preoccupied with short-term goals have sought easy growth elixirs and soothing words.

By: Ashoka Mody Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: August 26, 2015
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Guntram B. Wolff
Thomas Walsh

The dragon sneezes, Europe catches a cold

European stock prices, financial contagion and the trade exposure to China. How the turmoil in China’s stock market is affecting European stock markets through Europe's trade exposure to China

By: Guntram B. Wolff and Thomas Walsh Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance Date: August 26, 2015
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Blog Post

Jérémie Cohen-Setton

The history of the macroeconomic divide

What’s at stake: Following up on his mathiness critique that economic theory is becoming a sloppy mixture of words and symbols, Paul Romer wrote a series of blog posts over the past few weeks discussing how things went so far off in the macroeconomic field, where a group (often referred as fresh-water economists) completely retreated from scientific engagement with macroeconomists who disagreed with them and gave up on using evidence to evaluate models.

By: Jérémie Cohen-Setton Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: August 24, 2015
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Sep
2015
10:00

Productivity, innovation and digitalisation: which global policy challenges?

How can new technologies help the global economy recover from the shocks of recent years? Can ICT and digital innovation improve productivity and create sustainable growth?

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Robert Atkinson, Andreas Goerdeler, Scott Marcus, Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho, Karen E. Wilson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy
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Sep
2015
15:15

Emerging markets and Europe: time for different relationships?

Now that Europe can focus on medium-term issues rather than crisis management, it is the right time to reassess relations with the emerging markets. While the US seems to be betting on Asia, through its famous “pivot” and TPP, Europe is far from having a clear strategy. This session will explore how to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Europe and the emerging markets.

Speakers: Muhamad Chatib Basri, Kemal Dervis, Alicia García-Herrero, André Sapir and Javier Solana Topic: Global Economics & Governance

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.@AshokaMody: policymakers preoccupied with short-term goals have sought easy growth elixirs and soothing words. #chinameltdown

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Opinion

Ashoka Mody
Guntram B. Wolff

Euro Area Banks Remain Vulnerable

Strengthening the banking system is important to achieve a sustainable recovery, because it will revitalise credit to the healthier segments of the economy. However without restructuring, euro area banks are still vulnerable.

By: Ashoka Mody and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: August 21, 2015
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7 
Sep
2015
18:30

Bruegel's Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner is a closed-door session which offers Bruegel members and partners the opportunity to discuss the European economics in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Speakers: Jean-Claude Trichet and Donald Tusk
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8 
Sep
2015
09:00

Bruegel's Annual Conference

Bruegel's Annual Conference is a closed-door event with three panel discussions on banks and capital markets, growth perspectives, and monetary policy and central banking.

Speakers: Wassim Chourbaji, Benoît Coeuré, Zsolt Darvas, Anna Ekström, Luc Frieden, Otmar Issing, Joanne Kellermann, Rachel Lomax, Mario Monti, Alvaro Nadal, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Dirk Schoenmaker, Paul Sheard, Nicolas Véron and Guntram B. Wolff
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8 
Sep
2015
13:00

What future for Europe's social models?

Protests and strikes across the continent have shown that European publics are reluctant to accept major cuts in social spending, but what lies ahead for Europe's social models?

Speakers: Tito Boeri, Ylva Johansson and Guntram B. Wolff
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Policy Brief

Making low-carbon technology support smarter

This Policy Brief describes the interaction between three approaches that are effective in driving innovation in low-carbon technologies. Based on that, the author provides four recommendations for making low-carbon technology support smarter.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: August 18, 2015
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Blog Post

Silvia Merler

Greece budget update - August

The Greek finance ministry published last week the latest budget execution bulletin. The state budget primary balance increased significantly during July. Greece recorded a primary surplus of 1.6 billion euros in July, which takes the cumulated primary surplus for the first six months of the year at 3.5 billion euros, against a primary surplus target of 2.99 billion euros. This is the highest monthly value for the primary surplus since August 2014.

By: Silvia Merler Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: August 17, 2015
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Ashoka Mody
Guntram B. Wolff

Still vulnerable: the euro area’s small and medium-sized banks

In our recent research we show that the small and medium-sized banks (SMBs) – and among them the unlisted banks – remain under considerable stress.

By: Ashoka Mody and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: August 14, 2015
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