New partners for EconPol Europe expand economic research network into 12 EU countries

| Press release

EconPol Europe, the European network for economic and fiscal policy research, has welcomed five new associate partners to expand its reach into Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. The new associates join founding partners in Germany, France, the UK, Finland, Austria, Italy and Belgium to take the total number of university and non-university institutions in the network to 14.

Headed by the ifo Institute, EconPol Europe was established in spring 2017 with funding from the German Ministry of Finance. The network examines four key areas of special relevance to maintaining a united Europe: sustainable growth and best practice; reform of EU policies and EU budget; capital markets and financial sector regulation; and governance and macroeconomic policy in the EU.

CERGE-EI (Prague), CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (The Hague), Instituto Universitario de Economia at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid), the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich (Zurich) and REM at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon) will join the founding partners in contributing independent cross-border scientific research on the future design of the European Union.

Clemens Fuest is president of the ifo Institute and EconPol speaker: “There are many diverse roots of opinion in member states across the EU and in Brussels,” he says. “EconPol’s strength is to build bridges between these debates. Expanding our network allows us to harness the expertise of many more experts across Europe to provide evidence-based policy advice within the EU.”

The network’s founding partners are the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich (ifo, Munich), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, Brussels) Centre D’Études Prospectives et D’Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris), The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS, Vienna), Toulouse School of Economics (TSE, Toulouse), the University of Oxford (Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford), Università di Trento (Trento), VATT Institute for Economic Research (VATT, Helsinki) and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, Mannheim).