EUROPE - THE GLOBAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENT RESEARCH

This study was prepared for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament. Copyright remains with the European...

BACKSTAGE: KEY POLICY POSITIONS OF THE SPITZENKANDIDATEN

European elections are fast approaching. With them comes not just a visit to the polls, but the beginning of a sequence involving the...

 
 
 
The latest European growth-rate estimates

THE LATEST EUROPEAN GROWTH-RATE ESTIMATES

Two important announcements regarding European economic growth took place in the course of the last two weeks. First, Eurostat announced...

BRUEGEL ANNUAL REPORT 2018

The annual report includes an overview of Bruegel's research, governance and financial statements, and takes stock of Bruegel's accomplishments...

 
 
 

EUROPEAN BANK RESOLUTION PLANS ARE UNDERMINED BY A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

Three factors seem essential in ensuring the success of Europe's framework for bank resolution: sufficient loss-absorbing capacity;...

Global interpersonal income inequality decline: The role of China and India

GLOBAL INTERPERSONAL INCOME INEQUALITY DECLINE: THE ROLE OF CHINA AND INDIA

This publication was published in World Development While various methodologies have been used in the literature to estimate global...

 
 
 

IMPLICATIONS OF THE ESCALATING CHINA-US TRADE DISPUTE

President Trump's decision to increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion-worth of imports from China, and his threat to do the...

GERMANY'S EVEN LARGER THAN EXPECTED FISCAL SURPLUSES: IS THERE A LINK WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT BRAKE?

Germany has a new debate on its government budget. After registering a spectacular general government surplus of €58 billion in 2018,...

 
 
 
Can emerging markets be a source of global troubles again?

CAN EMERGING MARKETS BE A SOURCE OF GLOBAL TROUBLES AGAIN?

This publication was also published in the Russian Journal of Economics 5(1) (2019) After two turbulent decades when emerging-market...

Trade war: Is the U.S. panicking due to China's big hedge?

TRADE WAR: IS THE U.S. PANICKING DUE TO CHINA'S BIG HEDGE?

This opinion piece was also published on Forbes After several months of relative calm, the U.S.-China trade war has suddenly taken...

 
 
 

DEEP FOCUS: REFORMING AND REJUVENATING RUSSIA'S ECONOMY

‘The Sound of Economics' podcast continues with an instalment of the Deep Focus series, with Bruegel fellow Marek Dabrowski talking...

ESTIMATING THE COST OF CAPITAL FOR WIND ENERGY INVESTMENTS IN TURKEY

The research was carried out with the kind support of Stiftung Mercator. Wind power represents a key component of Turkey's energy strategy....

 
 
 

ALL EYES ON THE FED

The Federal Open Markets Committee held its third meeting of 2019 last week. Given the very recent change in monetary policy stance,...

When facts change, change the pact

WHEN FACTS CHANGE, CHANGE THE PACT

This opinion was also published on Project Syndicate The European Union's Stability and Growth Pact, which sets fiscal rules for its...

 
 
 

BACKSTAGE: THE EU FINANCIAL SERVICES LANDSCAPE AFTER BREXIT

The Brexit process has begun to unravel the supremacy of London as the financial centre of Europe, yet it remains unclear how the map...

BREAKING UP BIG COMPANIES AND MARKET POWER CONCENTRATION

On March 8th, US senator Elizabeth Warren published an essay outlining her proposal to break up the country's big tech companies, specifically...

 
 
 

DEVELOPING RESILIENT BAIL-IN CAPITAL

The ECB's March policy meeting announced not just a delay in the expected interest-rate hikes, but also a new round of bank refinancing...

WHAT DRIVES NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF EU POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS?

We use a newly-compiled dataset to investigate whether and why European Union countries implement the economic policy recommendations...

 
 
 
Does attaching environmental issues to trade agreements boost support for trade liberalisation?

DOES ATTACHING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO TRADE AGREEMENTS BOOST SUPPORT FOR TRADE LIBERALISATION?

On April 15th, the European Council authorised mandates for the Commission to open trade negotiations with the United States. Compared...

What else China can do to support growth in the short term

WHAT ELSE CHINA CAN DO TO SUPPORT GROWTH IN THE SHORT TERM

This opinion piece was originally published in The Corner . Recent data shows the downward spiral in the Chinese economy has somewhat...

 
 
 



Theresa May announces her resignation as prime minister and Conservative leader

Theresa May announces her resignation as prime minister and Conservative leader

Theresa May has announced her resignation as prime minister and Conservative Party leader. May was forced to quit after her attempt to bring forward the legislation to enact... Read more ...

Trump orders intelligence agencies help Barr with probe into Russia...

Trump orders intelligence agencies help Barr with probe into Russia investigation

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Brexit failure forces British Prime Minister Theresa May to announce resignation

Brexit failure forces British Prime Minister Theresa May to announce resignation

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White House Announces $16 Billion In Aid To Farmers Hurt By China Trade Dispute

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Theresa May Likely To Resign As U.K. Prime Minister Next Month, Reports Say

Theresa May Likely To Resign As U.K. Prime Minister Next Month, Reports Say

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with publishing classified info

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Kawhi Leonard pours in 35 as Raptors nip Bucks to take series lead

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Pakistan official: At least seven hurt in blast at Quetta mosque

Pakistan official: At least seven hurt in blast at Quetta mosque

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Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

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