The latest international economic trends analyzed by CEPII's economists

Bilingue  |  Français  |  Anglais

Competitiveness & Growth
Economic Policy
Emerging Countries
Environment & Natural Resources
Money & Finance
Trade & Globalization

Audio & Video
Facts & Figures

Michel Aglietta
Yves-Emmanuel Bara
Maria Bas
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
Antoine Berthou
Céline Carrère
Benjamin Carton
Matthieu Crozet
Christophe Destais
Lionel Fontagné
Michel Fouquin
Jean Fouré
Julien Gourdon
Olena Havrylchyk
Colette Herzog
Sébastien Jean
Svetlana Ledyaeva
Françoise Lemoine
Valérie Mignon
Cristina Mitaritonna
Laurence Nayman
Marcelo Olarreaga
Gianluca Orefice
Sophie Piton
Urszula Szczerbowicz
Deniz Ünal
Natacha Valla
Guanghua Wan

The delusion of State guarantees

Europe | Money & Finance 
Post, October 3, 2014
By Natacha Valla
European policymakers are currently busy addressing two issues: moribund investment and banks on extended sick leave. Some observers might be tempted to segregate these issues. While investment would be in the remit of States, the financial health of our economies would be under the responsibility of the ECB alone.
Read more >

Reforming the European Investment Bank: a New Architecture for Public Investment in Europe

Money & Finance | Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, July 30, 2014
By Natacha Valla
Some five years after the severe recession of 2009, private sector investment in Europe is still dangerously sluggish. And public investment has been cut further, reinforcing a long term downward trend. At a mere 2% of GDP, it has halved over thirty years.
Read more >

China’s Roadmap to Harmonious Society

Economic Policy | Emerging Countries 
Post, June 12, 2014
By Michel Aglietta, Guo Bai
CEPII launches its third Policy Brief: “China’s Roadmap to Harmonious Society. Third Plenum Decisions on ‘major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms’.”
Read more >

The euro area urgently needs a Federal Investment Fund (not a budget)

Europe | Money & Finance 
Post, April 9, 2014
By Natacha Valla
The decline in investment rates in the euro area following the global financial crisis has been sharp. And it looks as though it will not reverse significantly. Rebooting investment and channeling investable funds to the right places on the continent is therefore a major challenge for policy makers.
Read more >

Euro area: deflation is the wrong debate

Money & Finance 
Post, March 6, 2014
By Natacha Valla
For a fact, measures of headline consumer price inflation have decelerated sharply over the recent past. At 0.8-1%; inflation hovers around levels that are clearly below the ECB’s flagship 2% medium-term objective.
Read more >

The French should care about Karlsruhe

Economic Policy | Europe 
Post, February 12, 2014
By Natacha Valla
Strikingly, the debate about the Feb 7 ruling of the German Constitutional Court against the ECB’s flagship OMT programme has gone almost unnoticed in France. This is wrong. The French should care about it.
Read more >


Money & Finance 
Post, December 9, 2013
By Christophe Destais
Currency swaps between central banks are quickly emerging as a key feature of the international monetary system.
Read more >

Negative interest rate on bank deposits at the central bank: an option for the ECB?

Money & Finance | Economic Policy 
Post, November 27, 2013
By Urszula Szczerbowicz
For a long time considered as impossible to implement, the negative interest rates on deposits of commercial banks at the central bank is now often mentioned as an option for the European Central Bank (ECB).
Read more >

WTO: Rethinking the special and differential treatment granted to developing countries

Trade & Globalization | Emerging Countries | Economic Policy 
Post, October 8, 2013
By Sébastien Jean
The special and differential treatment granted to developing countries, a key principle in the multilateral trading system, now appears broken-down. Based on a speech given at the WTO Forum, this post reviews -with a focus on agriculture- why this is so and what could be done.
Read more >

Significant economic gains could be achieved through a transatlantic trade partnership

Trade & Globalization | Economic Policy 
Post, September 23, 2013
By Lionel Fontagné, Julien Gourdon, Sébastien Jean
CEPII launches its first Policy Brief “Transatlantic Trade: Whither Partnership, Which Economic Consequences?” which examines the stakes and potential impacts of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Read more >
Next  |  Last
10 |  20 |  50 |  100