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Opinion

South Korea needs to watch the BOJ rather than the Fed

Due its actual economic structure, South Korea should be more worried about BOJ's extremely lax stance than about monetary policy normalization by the Fed.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance Date: December 14, 2017
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Start-ups' scale-up and innovation

What role is there for policy to address the funding barrier for scaling-up? Do we need a reorientation of the currently pursued policies in European countries?

Speakers: Rudy Aernoudt, Johan Cardoen, François Véron, Reinhilde Veugelers and Louis Papaemmanuel Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 21, 2017
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Capital Markets Union: what’s the vision for European debt capital markets?

After the launch of the Commission's Capital Markets Union action plan on September 30, what changes can be realistically expected in Europe’s debt capital markets over the next five to ten years?

Speakers: Harriett Baldwin MP, Nicolas Véron, Katharine Braddick, Colin Ellis, Martin Merlin, Stuart Anderson, Matt Cavanagh and Bruegel Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: 100 Parliament Street, SW1A 2BQ Date: October 21, 2015
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Working Paper

The globalisation of angel investments

Nature and consequences of angel investments across a variety of geographies with varying levels of venture capital markets and other forms of risk capital.

By: Josh Lerner, Antoinette Schoar, Stanislav Sokolinski and Karen E. Wilson Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 1, 2015
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Opinion

Crowdfunding: Broadening Europe’s capital markets

The rising financing gap for SMEs as well as high growth firms is a serious concern for Europe battered by financial fragility. These firms, particularly young innovative firms, are the drivers of job creation and economic growth, much needed to break through the economic malaise across Europe.

By: Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: October 29, 2014
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Seed and Early Stage Finance and the Role of Policy

Finance Focus

Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: September 16, 2014
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Blog Post

Are capital markets the only friend of innovation?

Intangible assets are the key to growth in the knowledge economy, but innovative entrepreneurs can find it hard to secure the financing to kick-start their projects. The role of capital and credit markets in procuring funds for innovation is therefore crucial. 

By: Marco Antonielli and Carlo Altomonte Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 19, 2014
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Removing Barriers to Venture Capital Investment in Europe: facilitating the growth of innovative internet and ICT firms

Financing innovative young firms is an increasing challenge in Europe. Data on venture capital investment in Europe consistently shows a significant gap in comparison to the U.S. In addition, the market in Europe is very fragmented. What can be done to remove the barriers to investment, particularly for firms in the fast-growing internet and ICT […]

Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 25, 2013
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The economic impact of venture capital investment in Europe

This Finance Focus Breakfast discussed the economic impact of venture capital investment in Europe. The presentation by Massimo Colombo was followed by comments by Karen Wilson and an open discussion moderated by Reinhilde Veugelers. This session of the Finance Focus Breakfast series was devoted to venture capital (VC) funds and their economic role in the […]

Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: May 10, 2012
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The economic impact of venture capital investment in Europe

Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and Massimo Colombo, professor of Economics of Technical Change in the Politecnico di Milano, discuss about the impact on the real economy of venture capital in Europe.

By: Bruegel Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 9, 2012