Workshop: Rethinking reforms in times of slow growth and rising populism

Many advanced economies have still not fully recovered from the recession. Voters in different countries have voiced their disappointment. Governments are puzzled by how to address two suddenly conflicting demands: to reform the economies and increase growth and to cater to disappointed voters who feel left behind. What is clear, however, is that the distributional effects of structural change and reforms can no longer be ignored. This workshop brings together experts from academia, policy-making and different stakeholders. mehr more

EU Economy Brief 07/2017

Euro-area growth and inflation outlook were upgraded for 2017. - EU trade with the rest of the world dropped by 1.9% in 2016. - ECB net profits increased to €1.2bn in 2016. - UK annual inflation rose to 1.8% in January 2017. - Euro-area current account surplus is expected to fall slightly. mehr more

EU Economy Brief 06/2017

German trade surplus rose to €252.9bn in 2016. - Eurozone Economic Climate index displays most optimistic outlook since 2015. - EU retail sales grew by 2.3% in December 2016. - Greek short-term bond yields exceed 10% for first time since June 2016. - Mobile broadband penetration rate grows to 95% in the OECD in 2016. mehr more

EU Economy Brief 05/2017

Annual inflation in the euro area rose to 1.8% in January 2017. - Euro area unemployment declined to 9.6% in December 2016. - EU quarterly growth rate climbed to 0.6% in Q4 2016. - UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 upgraded to 2.0%. - Tax revenues from labour more than twice as high as from capital. mehr more

EU Economy Brief 04/2017

Euro area government deficit to GDP ratio grows to 1.7% . - Greek primary budget surplus climbs to €4.4 bn. - Eurozone purchasing manager index (PMI) indicates continued growth in January. - UK economy expands at fastest pace among G7 in 2016. - Government debt in the EU continues its gradual decline and falls to lowest level since 2012. mehr more