Agglomeration effects in capital-city regions concentrating good jobs may be feeding political discontent beyond them.
Social Europe articles on the economy
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For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries promised neoliberal policies would lead to faster growth and the benefits would trickle down so that everyone would be better off.
For years, Germany’s ballooning current-account surplus has rankled the rest of the world. It is a result of policies fully within the government’s power to change.
Transport poverty in France fuelled the grievances mobilised by the gilets jaunes. EU policy-makers need to address this social dimension to the green transformation.
Branko Milanovic explains how globalisation has allowed small states to become major players and big cities to outgrow their nation-states.
Adam Tooze dissects how the macroeconomic policy discourse is disabling necessary German, and European, steps forward.
An OECD proposal to reduce transnational tax evasion contains flaws which developing countries must challenge before it is set in stone.
A eurozone budget is an idea whose time, at last, may have come. But what is on the table contains familiar flaws.
The European Green Deal does not just aim at combating the climate crisis. It’s also an opportunity for social change.
Peter Bofinger argues that introducing central-bank digital currencies would need to be subject to very careful consideration.
Paul Mason reimagines the Manchester of his birth in a postcapitalist age—and raises the challenge of getting there.
For four decades, mainstream economists and policymakers have been wedded to fixed dogmas. Their blind belief in fiscal discipline threatens the very stability of societies.