Macroeconomics & the euro

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode five

Sophia Besch, Martin Sandbu, Christian Dustmann
15 December 2016
In this episode, Martin Sandbu and Christian Dustmann discuss 'How should governments respond to migration fears?'

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode three

John Springford, Martin Hellwig, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
30 November 2016
In this episode, Martin Hellwig and Agnès Bénassy-Quéré discuss ‘Has trade liberalisation and financial globalisation gone too far?’
CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

Sophia Besch, David Willetts, Nicholas Crafts
25 November 2016
In this episode, David Willetts and Nicholas Crafts discuss 'Was Brexit a rebellion against globalisation?'

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode one

Christian Odendahl, Barry Eichengreen, Martin Wolf
16 November 2016
In this episode, Barry Eichengreen and Martin Wolf discuss 'Are macro-economic policy failures behind the rise of populism?'

CER podcast: What the fall of sterling means for the British economy and post-Brexit politics

21 October 2016
Simon Tilford and John Springford discuss the value of sterling and the impact on the economy and British politics.

Welche Lehren der Rest der EU aus dem Brexit ziehen sollte

24 June 2016
Makronom
One positive element of the British EU referendum debate is the lively discussion about the economics of EU membership. And the verdict is relatively clear: the single market has benefitted its members.

Brexiting yourself in the foot

09 June 2016
Prospect
It looks as if the "Leave" camp will focus on immigration for the remainder of the Brexit campaign. Judging from the latest polls this may turn out to be a winning strategy.

CER podcast: Five questions on the economic implications of a Brexit for the EU

13 May 2016
In the second episode of a series of podcasts on the implications of a Brexit for the EU, Simon Tilford explains the economic consequences for the EU.

Judy Asks: Can debt relief save the euro?

Christian Odendahl, Marcel Fratzscher, George Pagoulatos, Stratos Pourzitakis, Alexander Privitera,
11 May 2016
Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

Duncan Smith's free movement fig-leaf

28 April 2016
Prospect
Brexiteers, after a difficult start to the campaign, are trying to push the EU debate onto immigration.

What would a post-Brexit EU be like?

21 April 2016
Prospect
If the UK voted to leave the European Union, Britain would certainly change - for better or worse, depending on your point of view. But the rest of the EU would change too.

Highlights of Gordon Brown's speech at the 'Economists on Brexit conference'

Gordon Brown
21 April 2016
In a speech to the CER, Gordon Brown demanded a positive, principled, patriotic case "with all the passion we can bring to bear" to show the future benefits membership of the EU can bring to our children and grandchildren.

Preparations for a Brexit: Views from Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain

Rem Korteweg, Henrik Larsen, Eleonora Poli, Marko Lovec, Laia Mestres
21 April 2016
LSE blog
If Britain votes to leave the EU it will have to negotiate its exit and a new post-withdrawal relationship with the EU, one that will have to be agreed by the remaining 27 EU member-states and the European Parliament.

Judy Asks: Will the eurozone crisis come back?

20 April 2016
Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

The European unicycle

Jonathan Portes
16 November 2015
NIESR
I attended the annual Centre for European Reform conference at Ditchley Park earlier this month, with the topic 'Has the euro been a failure?'.  The conference was attended by a fairly impressive list of British and continental European economists and policymakers.

The pain in Spain

28 October 2015
Project Syndicate
LONDON – Spain is the eurozone’s latest poster child for austerity and structural reforms. Its economy has expanded for eight consecutive quarters, steadily gaining momentum and easily outperforming the rest of the currency union. Export growth has matched that of Germany; unemployment has fallen by over a million people in...

Speech on: The banking union, one year on

Danièle Nouy
21 October 2015
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Speech by Danièle Nouy, chair of the ECB Supervisory Board

A troubled euro needs a softer Germany

25 September 2015
The World Today: Chatham House
For those of us who think that the European Union is a good idea, the euro’s travails in recent years have been very trying. We had long assumed that the euro would encourage trade and investment across frontiers, thereby deepening the single market and boosting competition.

Will the Eurozone caucus on financial regulation?

Julie Dickson
01 September 2015
Speech by Julie Dickson, Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, at a lunch discussion organised by the Centre for European Reform, at Morgan Stanley, London, 1 September 2015.

How not to create a 'European Google'

27 August 2015
Politico
Europe must learn that markets make strong companies. Bureaucrats don’t.