Nature and consequences of angel investments across a variety of geographies with varying levels of venture capital markets and other forms of risk capital.
Sitting on a pile of debt, China’s only way out is to deleverage: more pain now for sustainable growth later.
What’s at stake: This week’s data renewed concerns about developments in global trade as it showed for the last 6 months the biggest contraction in global trade since the end of the financial crisis. While cyclical factors may be at play, trade specialists have also advanced a host of structural explanations to explain the decline in the trade elasticity, ranging from a shift in the composition of trade to limits in the fragmentation of world production.
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?
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
Combatting climate change on the global level will be much easier when abundant low-carbon technologies that are competitive in their cost and capabilities become available. But how can we encourage private companies to invest in low-carbon innovation?