Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy

By Pedro Sousa The Italian economy The one government that has been battling Germany for the recalibration of the Eurozone towards growth and shared prosperity has been the Italian government, under the guidance of Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Padoan … Continue reading Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements

By Pedro Sousa * The third in a series of three articles The G20’s action for inclusive growth is being hampered by a lack of leadership The G20 has emerged as the main forum for international economic cooperation. It would seem obvious that … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

By Pedro Sousa * The second in a series of three articles Where is the leadership? The global economy and, in fact, the world is not in good shape. The transition from a unipolar world order to multipolar disorder has created a vacuum … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

By Pedro Sousa * The first in a series of three articles Major consequences of the global financial crisis remain evident eight years after the G20’s first meeting following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. World leaders acting collectively on international macroeconomic issues is … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

ECON+ Podcast: Brexit

Our second episode in which we examine what brought the UK to the point of having a referendum on its relationship with the European Union and what might happen to the UK, EU and the global economy in the event of a ‘Leave’ vote. NB: This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 8 June, a day after British Prime Minister David Cameron and UKIP leader Nigel Farage appeared before a live studio audience on ITV1 to answer questions on the referendum. Hence Luisa referred to the debate ‘yesterday’.   Continue reading ECON+ Podcast: Brexit

Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

By Pedro Sousa Make no mistake: what is happening between the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi and the German government is extremely significant for economic growth and wellbeing across the whole of Europe. Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB … Continue reading Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

Roundtable with Howard Davies

13.30 It’s time to wrap up. Before leaving, Davies tell us he’ll be doing a talk about Britain’s relationship with Europe, called “No sex please, we’re British” at Sciences Po, Paris, on 11th April 2013. Thank you for following and sending in your questions, please keep checking back to the ECON+ website for more. 13.29: “If I was a Portuguese depositor, I’d start to worry…” says Davies. But he thinks the “bailing-in” of wholesale bondholders and depositors is “not a bad idea”. 13.28 Davies argues the bail-in of insured depositors is “a very dangerous thing to do”. He makes the … Continue reading Roundtable with Howard Davies