Any progress towards the Single Market could improve substantially EU growth path for the years to comePost, January 15, 2012
The European Union has always relied first and foremost on a gradual economic integration process. The current euro-zone crisis casts serious doubts on the benefits of such integration. Assessing its economic benefits is therefore central to measuring the overall benefits the European Union (EU) provides to its citizens.
The international monetary system needs the euroPost, January 12, 2012
By Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
With the survival of the euro area at stake, and the reform of the international monetary system no longer a priority of the G20 presidency, it may seem strange to call for an increased international role of the euro.
China in the WTO: an assessmentPost, December 22, 2011
By Françoise Lemoine
China joined the WTO in December 2001. China and its partners had been negotiating the conditions of its accession since 1987 with two fundamental goals: integrate China into the global economy and anchor the process of domestic economic reforms and opening up.
The Twin Sovereign and Banking Crisis in the Euro AreaPost, December 19, 2011
By Michel Aglietta
Europe’s banking system has been in a continuous stage of systemic fragility since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007-08. The present phase is a two-way process of sovereign and banking crises feeding one another.
International specialization: a focus on servicesFacts & Figures, December 19, 2011
By Colette Herzog, Deniz Ünal
The specialization of countries in international trade reveals their comparative advantages and disadvantages. The CHELEM database which provides complete and consistent statistics classified by country in the long term is used to analyze the structural aspect of the competitiveness of nations in all economic sectors, namely the primary sector, industry and services.
CEPII's Well Being IndicatorFacts & Figures, December 19, 2011
By Michel Fouquin
Although economists have long stressed the limitations of using GDP to evaluate standards of living, the debate was recently reignited by the publication of the Stiglitz report. The CEPII has proposed to calculate an indicator for the year 2009 and 34 countries incorporating certain social data items in terms of income equivalents.