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🌊 Christian democracy is to blame for Europe’s democratic backsliding

May 10, 2022

🌊 The authoritarian consolidation attempt in Turkey

February 22, 2022

To understand the politics of taxation, we must understand how the public thinks the economy works

February 15, 2022

Bailed-out governments did not lose policy-making discretion during the Eurozone crisis

November 22, 2021

Democratic regimes influence income inequality – but not necessarily how we expect

October 26, 2021
September 21, 2021

The demise of neoliberalism and the dawn of a new era of ‘neo-statism’

Paolo Gerbaudo The era of neoliberalism began with Thatcher and Reagan. Paolo Gerbaudo argues that it is crumbling before our eyes. Replacing it is a new era of ‘neo-statism’, the exact parameters of which are not yet fully shaped Read more
August 9, 2021

Left-wing austerity during international crises – it’s the financial markets, stupid!

Damian Raess Surprisingly, left governments adopted more conservative fiscal policies than right governments in recent economic crises. Governments did not choose these policies freely; rather, the financial markets imposed them. Nonetheless, argues Damian Raess, they appear to have dire electoral consequences: left-leaning voters are increasingly voting with their feet Read more
July 26, 2021

The German Greens could transform not just German economic policy-making but the nature of the Eurozone itself

Gabriele Beretta The CDU is facing its first post-Merkel electoral campaign, and the SPD is struggling to gain more than a 15% vote share. The Greens, meanwhile, are the second largest party in Germany. The impact of their results on the new German government may be the Eurozone’s most important political development of 2021. Gabriele Beretta argues that this could also have dramatic macroeconomic consequences for the Euro Area Read more
July 21, 2021

Recent court rulings suggest that European Commission policy on tax evasion and state aid is failing

Elena Escalante Block The European Commission is losing cases related to state aid taxation in the European General Court. If the Commission continues to suffer defeat against multinationals like Amazon, Apple and Starbucks, this could undermine the authority of its decisions on state aid, argues Elena Escalante Block Read more
June 30, 2021

Playing the long game: why democracy is good for business

Carl Henrik Knutsen Even today, there is no consensus on whether democracies or autocracies are better at generating economic development. Yet, writes Carl Henrik Knutsen, the best recent evidence indicates that democracies do, on average, promote higher growth Read more

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