Europe must get beyond seeing the head of the IMF as part of the spoils from Bretton Woods.
Social Europe articles on the economy
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Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich.
In the latest in our ‘Europe2025’ series, Gustav Horn focuses on macroeconomic institutional reforms for financial stability and a programme of investment to engender vital public goods.
Libra means ‘balance’ in Latin. But Peter Bofinger argues that Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency would be highly risky for holders and a giant enrichment programme for the company.
Advertisers still often hit consumers with gender stereotypes. And so they often miss—at their own business expense.
Discussion of the EU budget brings strife between supposed net contributors and beneficiaries. Yet the picture is more complex and Europe-wide taxation offers a way out.
What can an elected left-wing European government do when faced with imposed austerity? Redefining austerity can bring a turnaround.
The Great Recession, as with the Great Depression, is proving to be a structural crisis, which only a Euro-Keynesian programme of public investment can tackle.
Why has modern monetary theory come out of the academy? Because it helps model the current economic predicament and how to get out of it.
The failure to provide for risk-sharing in the eurozone architecture has sustained chronic mistrust, reflected in sovereign spreads.
A paper from the German economy minister on a national industrial policy has gone down like a lead balloon. Peter Bofinger argues it needs to be reflated—and coloured green—at a European level.
There is a clear case for making gender equality a more visible part of the EU budgetary process.