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Pension Reforms in the EU since the Early 2000's: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

Pension Reforms in the EU since the Early 2000's: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

December 2016

This paper looks at the pension reforms carried out by EU Member States since 2000 and the challenges that still lie ahead.

Topics: Public finances; Forecasts; Labour markets; Economic crisis

Series: Discussion Paper

 
Exploring Italy's Growth Challenge. A Model-Based Exercise

Exploring Italy's Growth Challenge. A Model-Based Exercise

December 2016

This paper investigates the causes of sluggish productivity growth in Italy and uses a set of stylized model-based simulations to assess the potential impact of growth-enhancing reforms.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economies; Labour markets; Product markets

Series: Discussion Paper

 
Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 15, No. 3 (2016)

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 15, No. 3 (2016)

December 2016

In this edition of the QREA, European Commission staff look at the monetary and fiscal policy mix in the euro area and the challenges policymakers face in the current environment. Ways to strengthen the resilience of euro area Member States are also explored and in another chapter, concerns about market liquidity are investigated.

Topics: Economic policy coordination; Monetary policy; Public finances; Structural policies, growth and developmentLabour markets

 
An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis - A Macroeconomic Assessment for the EU

An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis - A Macroeconomic Assessment for the EU

July 2016

This report focuses on asylum seekers and refugees, presenting a first assessment of the impacts of the unexpected inflows of these individuals on the economies of the EU.

Topics: Economic policy coordination; Public finances; Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economies; Economic indicators; Labour markets

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Regulation, Red Tape and Location Choices of Top R&D Investors

Regulation, Red Tape and Location Choices of Top R&D Investors

May 2016

A look at how product market regulation, labour laws and red tape influence where multinational corporations choose to invest in research and development.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development ; Labour markets ; Product markets

Series: Discussion Paper

 
The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Labour Market Implications in Jordan and Lebanon

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Labour Market Implications in Jordan and Lebanon

May 2016

This paper summarises the implications of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Jordanian and Lebanese labour markets and identifies the key challenges and policy options to address them.

Topics: Labour markets ; International economics and non-EU economies

Series: Discussion Paper

 
Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.15, No.1 (2016)

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.15, No.1 (2016)

April 2016

Structural reform measures underway in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal could have significant economic benefits and raise GDP, model simulations presented in this edition of the QREA show. Other chapters in this edition look at the effects of population ageing and slowing total factor productivity growth on GDP, inflation and interest rates; and the drivers of total factor productivity growth.

Topics: Economic policy coordination ; Structural policies, growth and development ; EU Member State economies ; Labour markets

 
The Economic Impact of Selected Structural Reform Measures in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

The Economic Impact of Selected Structural Reform Measures in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

April 2016

This paper presents a rigorous methodology for analysing the potential impact of structural reforms by looking at actual measures in four Member States (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal). The model simulations show that the selected reform measures examined could have significant economic benefits in terms of GDP and employment.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economiesLabour markets; Product markets

Series: Institutional Papers

 
Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.14, No.4 (2015)

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.14, No.4 (2015)

January 2016

This edition of the QREA reviews the issue of shocks and adjustment in the light of recent crises. It analyses the functioning of a key internal adjustment process in EMU, the "relative price mechanism", as well as the "real interest rate mechanism". It also reviews the different implications of high levels of indebtedness.

Topics: Economic policy coordination; Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economies; Labour markets;

 
Wage dynamics in Croatia: leaders and followers

Wage dynamics in Croatia: leaders and followers

October 2015

Author(s): Kristian Orsini, Vukašin Ostojić

This paper analyses wage dynamics in Croatia’s economy and finds evidence that rising wages in the fast-growing public education and health sectors may be setting the pace.

Topics: Public finances ; Labour markets ; Economic crisis

Series: Economic Briefs

 

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