The European Court of First Instance’s judgment on the EU/Microsoft case has raised concern in the US. Juan Delgado explores the heated debate on the different approaches to antitrust policies in the United States and in Europe. Click here to download this comment.
It is still unclear what a post-Kyoto international regime to tackle climate change will look like. Negotiations on a post-2012 framework are revisiting questions that arose when the Kyoto Protocol was put in place such as how targets can best be shared out, and how the different interests of rich and poor countries can […]
This policy brief, Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos look at how EU policies should be adjusted to the higher food prices. The brief makes three policy recommendations: innovation in biofuels should be encouraged but biofuels targets should be abandoned as they are expensive and distort agricultural and energy markets. Freer trade is needed for both […]
Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos argue that although the right issues are on the G8 table, what it is still lacking, after one year of continuously increasing prices, is comprehensive action: the G8 leaders‘ statement on food security lacks a clear plan in the first two policy areas -trade and aid- and remains vague in […]
The outlook for two of the euro areas best performing economies to date, Ireland and Spain, has darkened dramatically recently amid severe downturns in housing markets. What do these countries experiences tell us about the functioning of EMU? Bruegels new policy brief A Tail of Two Countries examines the behaviour of housing markets in Ireland […]
In this paper for the Think Global Act European project Juan Delgado argues that early, effective and cost-efficient policies are crucial to achieving the objective of keeping future temperature changes below two degrees celsius. He calls for a concentration of efforts in two areas: a functioning carbon market and a broad post-Kyoto international agreement.
Juan Delgado argues that the most efficient way to tackle climate change is to focus on curtailing emissions and provide agents with the freedom to choose by what means to do so. Any complementary target should contribute in this direction and not add additional burdens. Click here to download this comment. This comment was […]
Juan Delgado writes that policies aiming to deepen the single market can no longer constitute an independent branch of the policy agenda but should be an integral part of any national and European policy. Click here to download this comment.
Juan Delgado discusses the effects of including airlines within the European emissions scheme. Click here to download this comment. This comment was also published by The Globalist.
Juan Delgado argues that the European Union’s ambitious comittment to reduce emission may be in conflict with the low carbon competitiveness of EU exports. Click here to download this comment.
Contrary to what is generally pictured, this policy brief shows that when considering the export mix, Europe is more vulnerable to carbon pricing schemes than other countries and regions. Europe specialises more than its main global competitors in industries with relatively high carbon emissions, such as minerals and chemicals, rather than in high-tech industries and […]
Juan Delgado discusses the economic impact of climate change policies. The EU has committed to an ambitious climate change agenda. The challenge facing Europe now is how to meet the targets at a minimum cost and how to allocate the cost in such a way that it has a neutral impact on competitiveness. This note […]