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The Art of the Brexit Deal

An emergency Brexit podcast to dissect today's tentative deal between the EU27 and the British Government, featuring Maria Demertzis, Guntram Wolff and Nicholas Barrett By: The Sound of Economics Date: October 17, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The British government has reached a deal with the EU27. The agreement is still subject to approval by the British and European parliaments, as well as the European Council. But is it good news for Brussels? How will...

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Brexit: a European Odyssey

Nicholas Barrett and Guntram Wolff talk to Kalypso Nicolaïdis, author of Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit. Together they discuss the mythology that binds Britain to continental Europe By: The Sound of Economics Date: October 11, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance In June 2016, 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. Since then, Brexit has descended into a complicated and polarising melodrama. But beyond the technical and...

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Deep Focus: What’s slowing the Mercosur agreement?

The EU-Mercosur has been 20 years in the making, but a hostile trading environment, unpredictable government and growing environmental concerns are putting it in peril. Is the deal worth fighting for and can it be saved? And could it become a casualty Brazil's forest fires? The European Union and Mercosur – a customs union covering Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay  – have spent two decades negotiating a trade agreement. The gains are modest the ratification process will be...

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Deep Focus: What is a hybrid attack?

Hybrid attacks are fast, dynamic and ever-evolving. They can cross borders and span industries. They are best dealt with at the national level, but without international cooperation, nation-states are bound to be overwhelmed. So should hybrid attacks must be repelled by responsive nation-states and by cooperative international bodies. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 18, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Increasing cyber and hybrid risks will test the...

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Director’s Cut: The Green New Deal

In this Director's Cut of 'The Sound of Economics', Guntram Wolff and Simone Tagliapietra discuss the division of tasks for the new EU commissioners, following Ursua Von der Leyen's announcement of roles on 10th September. They specifically zoom in on the role of the Green Deal, one of the flagship projects of this commission.The layout of the commission has largely changed this year. A key part being that there are now three executive Vice Presidents, driving three main economic issues....

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Backstage at BAM19: Designing a competition policy fit for Europe’s needs.

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Rebecca Christie talks with Mathew Heim on competition policy. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 5, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Should competition policy adjust to current concerns and support industrial policy? How can we contextualise long-run consumer welfare? How can we maintain independence and objectivity in enforcement? In this podcast, Rebecca Christie discusses competition policy, with Mathew Heim.

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Backstage at BAM19: How much further reform is needed for the new financial sector?

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Rebecca Christie talks with Nicolas Véron on the new financial sector.Is current financial architecture working as intended? If not, can it be fixed at the margin, or does it require holistic overhaul? Can such reforms be envisaged in a way that gives satisfaction to most or all member states? In this podcast, Rebecca Christie discusses financial sector architecture with Nicolas Véron.

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Backstage at BAM19: Enhancing Europe’s economic sovereignty

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Nicholas Barrett talks with Jean Pisani-Ferry on Europe's monetary union. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 5, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance What can the EU’s incoming leadership do to protect Europe’s economic autonomy in light of America and China’s economic, geopolitical struggle for supremacy? In this podcast, Nicholas Barrett discusses enhancing Europe’s economic sovereignty, with Jean Pisani-Ferry.

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Backstage at BAM19: Priorities for Europe’s monetary union

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Nicholas Barrett talks with Zsolt Darvas on Europe's monetary union. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 5, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance How complete is Europe’s monetary union? Is the euro area ready for a next recession or an economic crisis? What should be the reform priorities? In this podcast, Nicholas Barrett discusses the priorities for Europe’s monetary union, with Zsolt Darvas.

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Backstage at BAM19: AI, robots and platform workers

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Giuseppe Porcaro talks with J. Scott Marcus on AI, robots and platform workers. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 4, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Will increasing use of AI, machine learning, robots and big data lead to massive unemployment? How are non-traditional workers and the self-employed to obtain health insurance and pensions? What role should public policy play going forward? In this podcast, Giuseppe...

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