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Bruegel is a Brussels- based think tank that focuses on policy and economic research. Its aim is to improve economic debate and policy.

Latest articles from Bruegel

Macro Analysis / Global

Demography and globalisation: reversing trends

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, we invite Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan to talk about their most recent book: ‘The Great Demographic Reversal’. They argue that trends in demography and globalisation, especially the stunning rise of Ch...
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Bruegel 21 October 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

The pandemic will structurally change the global economy more than we think

Those who say there are no letters left in the alphabet to describe the evolution of the world economy after the pandemic are absolutely right. There are several reasons. Firstly, companies will be less profitable and will react by cutting fixed asse...
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Bruegel 20 October 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

The Economic growth and income distribution implications of public spending and tax decisions

The level and composition of public expenditures and revenues both have implications for economic development, as shown by the ‘fiscal multiplier’ and the ‘quality of public finance’ literature. Public finance decisions also influence the distributio...
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Bruegel 19 October 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

New life for an old framework: redesigning the European Union’s expenditure and golden fiscal rules

This paper was originally published by the EP Think Tank on the European Parliament’s website. In the context of the review of the EU economic governance framework, this study recommends a multi-year ahead expenditure rule anchored in an appropriate...
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Bruegel 14 October 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

The future of EU-UK relations (again!)

On 15-16 October the European Council will take stock of the implementation of the withdrawal agreement and review the state of the negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership. Leaders will discuss preparatory work for all scenarios after 1 January...
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Bruegel 13 October 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

For the euro there is no shortcut to becoming a dominant currency

When created two decades ago, the euro immediately became the world’s second most important currency. Second, to avoid the collapse of the global financial system, the central bank issuing the dominant currency needs to play the role of international...
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Bruegel 13 October 2020
For the euro there is no shortcut to becoming a dominant currency
For the euro there is no shortcut to becoming a dominant currency