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  • The Economics of Instability: An Abstract of an ExcerptLevy Economic Institute
    April 16, 2018

    The dominant postwar tradition in economics assumes the utility maximization of economic agents drives markets toward stable equilibrium positions. In such a world there should be no endogenous asset bubbles and untenable levels of private indebtedness......

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  • "America First" and Financial StabilityLevy Economic Institute
    April 16, 2018

    A conference organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard CollegeThe proceedings include the 2017 conference program, transcripts of keynote speakers' remarks, synopses of the panel sessions, and biographies of the participants......

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  • Public Service Employment: A Path to Full EmploymentLevy Economic Institute
    April 17, 2018

    Despite reports of a healthy US labor market, millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed, or have simply given up looking for work. It is a problem that plagues our economy in good times and in bad-there are never enough jobs available for all who want to work......

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  • Collaborative Economy: Market Design and Basic Regulatory PrinciplesBruegel - Publications
    April 16, 2018

    Despite the efficiencies and benefits associated with the collaborative economy, there are concerns about how it can be properly regulated. The difference in regulatory regimes for online and offline services can lead in some cases to situations of unfair market competition. .....

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  • Director’s Cut: EU risks US tariff pain in standing by the WTOBruegel - Publications
    April 18, 2018

    As global trade war continues to unfold, Bruegel director Guntram Wolff is joined for this Director's Cut of 'The Sound of Economics' podcast by Bernd Lange MEP, chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), to discuss Europe's options. .....

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  • Developing the EU long term climate strategyBruegel - Publications
    April 18, 2018

    To ensure that EU climate policy is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and takes into account substantial recent shifts in the technical and political framework, the EU needs a new long-term climate strategy that will supersede the 2050 Roadmap that was issued in 2011......

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  • Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    April 18, 2018

    In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, production in construct.....

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  • Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    April 18, 2018

    Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in March 2018, up from 1.1% in February. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in March 2018, up from 1.4% in February. A year earlier the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of .....

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  • EU Member States granted protection to more than half a million asylum seekers in 2017EuroStat - Statistics Release
    April 19, 2018

    The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538 000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016. In addition to these, the EU Member States received nearly 24 000 resettled refugees......

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  • The Economics of Instability: An Abstract of an ExcerptLevy Economic Institute
    April 16, 2018

    The dominant postwar tradition in economics assumes the utility maximization of economic agents drives markets toward stable equilibrium positions. In such a world there should be no endogenous asset bubbles and untenable levels of private indebtedness......

    Read more →
  • "America First" and Financial StabilityLevy Economic Institute
    April 16, 2018

    A conference organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard CollegeThe proceedings include the 2017 conference program, transcripts of keynote speakers' remarks, synopses of the panel sessions, and biographies of the participants......

    Read more →
  • Public Service Employment: A Path to Full EmploymentLevy Economic Institute
    April 17, 2018

    Despite reports of a healthy US labor market, millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed, or have simply given up looking for work. It is a problem that plagues our economy in good times and in bad-there are never enough jobs available for all who want to work......

    Read more →
  • The impact of the Brexit vote on European Capital Markets UnionVoxEU - Vox Talks
    April 18, 2018

    The Brexit vote was a clear setback in the effort to integrate European capital markets. It slowed down the implementation of the Capital Markets Union agenda to avoid pre-empting the Brexit negotiations, and risks an inefficient break-up in the activities of clearing houses that deal in euro-denomi.....

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  • Higher growth needed in Latin America and the CaribbeanVoxEU - Vox Talks
    April 19, 2018

    The rate of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in coming years is predicted to be below that of the rest of the world and substantially below that of the fast-growing countries of emerging Asia. This column looks at the drivers behind these growth gaps. To converge more rapidly to hi.....

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  • The role of the ECB in the reform proposals in CEPR Policy Insight 91VoxEU - Vox Talks
    April 19, 2018

    One criticism of the recent CEPR Policy Insight on euro area reform is its supposed silence on the role of the ECB. In this column,  which we add to VoxEU's Euro Area Reform debate, two of the authors of the Policy Insight argue that the reforms proposed in it actually have significant implication.....

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