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  • Social Policy in Mexico and ArgentinaLevy Economic Institute
    January 29, 2019

    This paper is a comparison between two programs implemented to combat poverty in Latin America: Prospera (Prosper) in Mexico and Asignaci n Universal por Hijo (Universal Assignment for Child) in Argentina. The first section offers a review of the emergence of the welfare state, examining economic an.....

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  • It Pays to Study for the Right Job: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Education-Occupation Jo...Levy Economic Institute
    February 5, 2019

    With the rapid increase in educational attainment, technological change, and greater job specialization, decisions regarding human capital investment are no longer exclusively about the quantity of education, but rather the type of education to obtain. The skills and knowledge acquired in specific f.....

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  • Economic Planning under Capitalism: The New Deal and Postwar France ExperimentsLevy Economic Institute
    February 6, 2019

    By the beginning of the 20th century, the possibility and efficacy of economic planning was believed to have been proven by totalitarian experiments in Germany, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser degree, Fascist Italy; however, the possibilities and limitations of planning in capitalist democracies .....

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  • Contribution to Growth: The European Digital Single MarketBruegel - Publications
    February 12, 2019

    Numerous legislative measures have been initiated or enacted in support of the overall achievement of a Digital Single Market (DSM). This in-depth analysis provides a brief stock-taking of what has been achieved in economic terms, of what remains to be done, and of candidate initiatives for the next.....

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  • Deep Focus: Developing Europe’s digital single marketBruegel - Publications
    February 12, 2019

    Bruegel senior fellow J. Scott Marcus joins Sean Gibson for this episode of Deep Focus on the 'The Sound of Economics', elaborating on a Bruegel study for the European Parliament into the progress made with the Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy since 2015......

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  • Greening monetary policyBruegel - Publications
    February 19, 2019

    The author proposes a tilting approach to steer the allocation of the Eurosystem’s assets and collateral towards low-carbon sectors, which would reduce the cost of capital for these sectors relative to high-carbon sectors. Central banks have already started to look at climate-related risks in the .....

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  • Industrial producer prices up by 0.4% in euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    March 4, 2019

    In January 2019, compared with December 2018, industrial producer prices rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2018, prices decreased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU.....

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  • Record recycling rates and use of recycled materials in the EUEuroStat - Statistics Release
    March 4, 2019

    The recycling rates and use of recycled materials in the in the European Union (EU) are steadily growing. Overall, the EU recycled around 55% of all waste excluding major mineral waste in 2016 (compared with 53% in 2010). The rate for recovering construction and demolition waste reached 89% (2016), .....

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  • Volume of retail trade up by 1.3% in euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    March 5, 2019

    In January 2019 compared with December 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 1.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December, the retail trade volume decreased by 1.4% in.....

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  • Social Policy in Mexico and ArgentinaLevy Economic Institute
    January 29, 2019

    This paper is a comparison between two programs implemented to combat poverty in Latin America: Prospera (Prosper) in Mexico and Asignaci n Universal por Hijo (Universal Assignment for Child) in Argentina. The first section offers a review of the emergence of the welfare state, examining economic an.....

    Read more →
  • It Pays to Study for the Right Job: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Education-Occupation Jo...Levy Economic Institute
    February 5, 2019

    With the rapid increase in educational attainment, technological change, and greater job specialization, decisions regarding human capital investment are no longer exclusively about the quantity of education, but rather the type of education to obtain. The skills and knowledge acquired in specific f.....

    Read more →
  • Economic Planning under Capitalism: The New Deal and Postwar France ExperimentsLevy Economic Institute
    February 6, 2019

    By the beginning of the 20th century, the possibility and efficacy of economic planning was believed to have been proven by totalitarian experiments in Germany, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser degree, Fascist Italy; however, the possibilities and limitations of planning in capitalist democracies .....

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  • Techies, trade, and skill-biased productivityVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 23, 2019

    Economists have studied the nexus between labour demand, globalisation, and technology adoption for decades, but quantifying the relative importance of these factors is challenging. Using firm-level data from France, this column proposes a new measure of productivity based on the number of workers .....

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  • The impact of regularising migrant workersVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 24, 2019

    Legalisation of immigrant workers is a simple policy to implement and can be very effective in reducing undeclared labour, yet economists know relatively little about how host economies are affected. This column analyses Italy's largest ever legalisation to examine how the policy affects firms’ .....

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  • Negative interest rate policy and the bank lending channelVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 24, 2019

    Several central banks implemented negative policy rates in response to the financial crisis, but there is little consensus on the overall effect of this policy. This column examines the transmission of policy rates to bank lending rates, focusing on the case of Sweden. While the first two cuts in ne.....

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