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Free trade in Africa: An important goal but not easy to achieve

The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and the Kigali Declaration may signal a new push towards economic integration on the African continent. However, it remains to be seen how many more countries sign up, how successfully 'phase two' is implemented later this year, and whether the agreement can be built upon to more comprehensively promote trade in services and a reduction of non-tariff barriers.

By: Marek Dabrowski and Yana Myachenkova Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 13, 2018
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EU - CELAC Economic Forum - Channels for a joint future

On 11 October Bruegel together with GIGA and Real Instituto Elcano will organise a conference on relations between the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Speakers: Paola Amadei, Angel Badillo, Paulo Carreño King, Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Gonzalo de Castro, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Bert Hoffmann, Edita Hrdá, Ramón Jáuregui, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Gabriel Lopez, Enrique Medina Malo, Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Luicy Pedroza, Mario Pezzini, Mario Soares, Everton Vargas, Dylan Vernon and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: October 11, 2017
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Ukraine’s oligarchs are bad for democracy and economic reform

Ukraine’s late and incomplete economic reform created a class of super-wealthy oligarchs who now stand in the way of further liberalisation. The oligarchs’ oversized influence only deepens public distrust in a structurally weak political system. Nevertheless, Ukraine is making some attempts to uproot corruption and the next steps are clear.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 3, 2017
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Opinion

Is China Deleveraging? Too Early to Cheer

This blog post was originally published on BRINK “Deleveraging” is the new buzzword in China. The leadership clearly wants to scale back its epic borrowing, but it is not necessarily ready to pay the price for it, namely, the price of having less support for growth. The question is whether the recent efforts of China’s leadership to […]

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: September 13, 2017
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ASEAN Against the World: Strength in the Numbers

Corporate debt in emerging markets has long been perceived as a relevant risk for the global economy. In reality, this perception might be true for some large emerging economies, especially China, but not for its neighboring countries, namely those in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: July 19, 2017
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Seven Years after the Crisis: Intersecting Perspectives

First edition of the annual "Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue"

Speakers: Abdelaziz Ait Ali, Karim El Aynaoui, Hakim Ben Hammouda, Samir Benmakhlouf, Dominique Bocquet, Marek Dabrowski, Uri Dadush, Laura El-Katiri, Karim El Mokri, Iñigo Fernandez de Mesa, Manfred Hafner, Malika Laasri Lahou, Ted Moran, Mehmet Öğütçü, Nicolò Russo Perez, Marco Raganella, Ahmed Rahhou, Stefano Sacchi, Edward Scicluna, Simone Tagliapietra, Heliodoro Temprano Arroyo, Guntram B. Wolff, Georg Zachmann, Daniela Zampini, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly and Chiedu Osakwe Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Rabat, Morocco Date: March 31, 2016
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Brazil: playing with fire

Rattled by political turmoil and in the midst of severe stagflation, Brazil is really ‘playing with fire’. Urgent measures are needed to reduce the fiscal deficit along with key structural reforms to reduce the size of the government.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 6, 2015
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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 the TPP, Europe is far from having a clear strategy. This session explored 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 Location: Les Brigittines, Petite rue des Brigittines Date: September 7, 2015
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Opinion

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 and Bruegel Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: August 26, 2015
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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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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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Delhi’s children deserve quality education

Money has not held up educational advancement in Delhi or in India more generally. Delhi’s education budget has risen steadily. And the worry is that the increased budget will once again be hijacked by glamorous but wasteful projects, including in higher education.

By: Ashoka Mody and Ritika Katyal Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: August 4, 2015