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Bruegel is a European think tank that specialises in economics. Established in 2005, it is independent and non-doctrinal. Bruegel’s mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. We are committed to impartiality, openness and excellence. Bruegel’s membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions.

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Decarbonisation and climate change: looking ahead

November 8, 2016

Decarbonisation plays a crucial role in the fight against climate change. What progress has been made so far, and what are the challenges ahead?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, we focus the issue of decarbonisation and the fight against climate change.
Decarbonisation is at the heart of EU energy and climate policy. And the recent ratification of the Paris Agreement makes decarbonisation targets some of the EU’s most important international commitments.
Progress towards the 2020 targets has been impressive. But the 2020 framework is now being replaced by new targets. The EU wants an 80-95 percent reduction in emissions by 2050, with an intermediate target of 40 percent by 2030.
We asked Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow at Bruegel, what progress the EU has

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Unlocking the potential of innovation

November 8, 2016

Innovation is a hot topic in Europe. But how can its potential be used to the fullest, and what are the challenges in doing that?

This episode of The Sound of Economics focuses on innovation. There is widespread agreement that innovation is vital for European economy, but how can we get from smart ideas to economic growth?
We asked Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, why innovation matters for our economies, and why it is important for the components of the innovation system to be interconnected.
Dominique Guellec, Head of Science and Technological Policy in the Directorate of Science at the OECD, to shared with us his opinion on the main weaknesses in European innovation.
We also spoke with Scott Stern, Professor of Management of Technology at the MIT Sloan School

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Brexit: the way forward

November 8, 2016

There is still huge uncertainty about the future of EU-UK relations. What will Brexit mean for politics and business, and is there any scope for flexibility in the EU’s fundamental freedoms? We gather experts from Bruegel and the Financial Times to debate the issues.

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, a panel of experts from Bruegel and the Financial Times discuss the outlook for the UK and Europe.
There is still a lot of uncertainty about the future, but some key questions are becoming clear.
What will be the impact of Brexit on politics and business?
Is the UK retracting not only from Europe, but also from globalisation?
How should Europe react to what is happening in the UK, and could the EU offer any flexibility on migration and ECJ jurisdiction?
This episode was

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Debt resolution: moving on after the crisis

November 8, 2016

An excess of indebtedness is constraining economic growth in many economies. Indeed, the deleveraging since the financial crisis is exceptionally slow. Why is this the case, and what can be done about it?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, we discuss the issue of indebtedness and debt resolution with Carmen Reinhart, Professor of the International Financial System at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Professor Reinhart highlights the scale of the debt overhang in many advanced economies. She also presents evidence that deleveraging has been notably slow since the last global financial crisis.
She discusses how this overhang is affecting the speed of recovery, and calls for debt restructuring – especially in the private sector.
We also hear from Bruegel Research Fellow Maria

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Opportunities and challenges for EU-China trade relations

November 8, 2016

How can trade relations between the EU and China be strengthened? How can the current situation be improved, and what are the potential challenges to do that?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, we focus on trade relations between the EU and China.
We asked Alicia Garcia Herrero, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, where relations between China and the EU stand at the moment, and why their trade relations are so important.
Currently the US seems more interested in the Pacific than its Atlantic alliance. Does this situation leave any room for the EU and China to get closer? We asked Pascal Lamy, former General Director- of the World Trade Organisation.
Lawrence Lau, Professor of Economics at the University of Hong Kong, told us why he believes that both China and the EU can

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Inclusive growth and inequality in Europe

November 8, 2016

Many Europeans have felt the effects of inequality due to the economic and financial crisis and stagnation. How can inequalities be tackled and which policies can support inclusive growth?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics we examine the issue of inclusive growth and inequality in Europe.
We asked Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, to explain us how is it possible to define and measure inclusive growth.
We spoke to Jana Hainsworth, President of the Social Platform, about the negative effects of social inequalities.
We also asked her which new policies should be implemented to support inclusive growth. Luca Visentini, Secretary General of the European Trade Unions Confederation, and Markus J. Beyrer, Director General at Business Europe, also shared their opinion.

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The future of Europe

September 7, 2016

Europe is at a crossroads. What must European leaders do to combat populism, the refugee crisis, and low growth?

The Sound of Economics is a series of podcasts about economic policy, brought to you by Bruegel.
This is a special edition of our podcast from our Annual Meetings.
Speakers
Romano Prodi, Former Prime Minister of Italy and Former President of the European Commission
Sylvie Goulard, Member of the European Parliament
Joachim Bitterlich, Former European, Diplomatic and Security Advisor to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
Credits
Presenters: Áine Quinn
Producers – Vanessa Cotterell, Giuseppe Porcaro

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What can the eurozone learn from US monetary history?

August 12, 2016

Many in the EU look to the USA as a model for monetary union in the Eurozone. But how easy was it to create such a union, and what can Europe learn from the USA’s experience? The Sound of Economics is a series of podcasts about economic policy, broug…

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Brexit: what happens next

June 24, 2016

On 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. What will the UK’s new relationship with the EU look like? The UK government will soon begin the process to withdraw from the European Union. What will this huge change mean for the future of the …

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European fiscal rules

June 15, 2016

The current European fiscal framework is inefficient and relies on indicators that are badly estimated. How can the rules be improved and what can a European fiscal council add to this? The strong fiscal tightening implemented in many European countr…

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Bruegel annual report 2015

April 28, 2016

The Bruegel annual report provides a broad overview of the organisation’s work in the previous year. By: Bruegel Date: April 28, 2016 This report takes stock of Bruegel’s accomplishments and impact during 2015.

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Bruegel

November 30, 2015

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