Friday, October 31, 2014
  1. Getting Investment in Europe Right

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Getting Investment in Europe Right

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     proposes three ways to stimulate capital spending without blowing out government budgets.

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    The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has put public investment back on the agenda with his idea of a three-year €300 billion capital spending plan. But, behind the superficial consensus that more investment would help to strengthen a worryingly feeble European economy, many questions remain unanswered. READ MORE

  2. The Slow March to Gender Parity

    Laura Tyson
  3. The Single-Engine Global Economy

    Nouriel Roubini
  4. Testing the Eurozone’s Safety Net

    Ashoka Mody

    Testing the Eurozone’s Safety Net

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     worries that the eurozone’s most potent crisis-management tool may be taken away.

    ECB euro crisis Daniel Petzold Photo/Flickr

    On October 14, the European Court of Justice convened to begin assessing the German Constitutional Court’s ruling that the European Central Bank's “outright monetary transactions” scheme is illegal. This is a dangerous time for OMT – the eurozone’s most potent crisis-management tool – to be called into question. READ MORE

  5. Growth in the New Climate Economy

    Michael Spence

    Growth in the New Climate Economy

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     rebuts the claim that climate-change mitigation impedes economic performance.

    Newsart for Growth in the New Climate Economy UN photo/Flickr

    Action to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and mitigate climate change has long been viewed as fundamentally opposed to economic growth. But a recently released report concludes that efforts to combat climate change could boost growth considerably – and soon. READ MORE

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