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Lionel Fontagné

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No Industry, no Future?

No Industry, no Future?

Can there be a future without industry? Answering this question is not considered as obvious in this Note. Reflection appears to be essential with regard to the aim of industrial policy (what is industry and why is it needed?) as well as its methods (does the government have the tools, information and modus operandi required for its action?)

By: Lionel Fontagné, Pierre Mohnen and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 18, 2014
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Of markets, products and prices- the effects of the euro on European firms

Of markets, products and prices- the effects of the euro on European firms

In this Blueprint, Lionel Fontagné, Thierry Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano, show that trade flows have not increased meaningfully since the introduction of the euro. However, trade volume can be a misleading yardstick. Other obstacles – be it differences in regulation, legal framework, taxes or language – are significant enough to continue to act as binding […]

By: Lionel Fontagné, Thierry Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 9, 2009