Finish VATT Institute for Economic Research scientists Jarkko Harju, Ilpo Kauppinen and Olli Ropponen have studied the interesting effects of an interest barrier that was introduced in Finland to restrict the profit-shifting opportunities of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Our Nordic EconPol Europe Partners found that Finnish MNEs responded to the interest barrier by decreasing their financial expenses, but not only. ...Details
The EMU has been founded on the exclusive national responsibility doctrine, except for monetary sovereignty devoted to a single bank. Italian economist Roberto Tamborini, Università di Trento, speaks out on why the strong interdependent linkages among the partner countries impair the national responsibility notion and make the country-by-country approach of the EMU policies so dramatically harmful. ...Details
Are convergent growth rates a sine-qua-non condition for a monetary union? Is there any economic tendency towards this outcome? Economist Roberto Tamborini, Università di Trento, says: "Higher growth across Europe is a valuable aim but is the devotion to pro-growth and convergence policies and to the formalisation of the convergence process in Europe's Economic and Monetary Union the correct answer? The EconPol Europe network partner recommends quickly having a closer look. ...Details
Finish VATT economists Jarkko Harju, Ilpo Kauppinen and Olli Ropponen have studied the interesting effects of an interest barrier that was introduced in Finland to restrict the profit-shifting opportunities of multinational enterprises (MNEs). They employed full population data of Finnish, Swedish and Danish MNEs and a difference-indifferences methodology, where Swedish and Danish MNEs serve as a control group.
First Annual Conference: "The Euro - Which Way to Go?"
Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 75, B-1000 Brussels
9-10 November 2017
EconPol Europe - the new European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research - is pleased to announce its official Founding Conference and first Annual Meeting. The 2-day conference will focus on the governance of fiscal and monetary policy in Europe. It will bring together not only the nine network members, but also further high-profile researchers, politicians, experts and journalists to exchange their ideas regarding the economic and institutional development of the EU and the Eurozone. It will be a unique platform to facilitate networking and to promote the exchange of the network's latest research results.
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