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EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2020 | How to Safeguard Sustainable Financing for the EU? | 25-26 November

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EconPol Annual Conference
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The corona pandemic has created a health and economic crisis without modern parallel: as it hit countries ill-prepared and spread quickly within the EU, member states had to adopt more interventionist approaches than ever before – particularly in the areas of fiscal and monetary policy, but also labor markets, redistribution mechanisms, and industrial policy. Finding a compromise as to which measures are suitable to save the Union is the subject of emotional debate.

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Has Immigration Contributed to the Rise of Rightwing Extremist Parties in Europe?

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Improving the economic and social integration of immigrants should be prioritized along with economic and health policies to prevent a rise in far-right parties in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, as the economic downturn caused by the pandemic and the increased economic insecurity of large numbers of the population could lead to xenophobic reactions and rejection of immigrants.

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Special Report | Europe's Pandemic Politics

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The corona pandemic has created a health and economic crisis without modern parallel: as it hit affected countries ill-prepared and spread quickly within the EU, member states had to adopt more interventionist approaches than ever before – particularly in the areas of fiscal and monetary policy, labor markets and redistribution, and industrial policy. EU member states started controversial discussions about how to support those that were hit particularly hard.

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Video | Tax Incentives for R&D: Is There an Optimal Policy Mix?

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For our last lunch debate with CEPS before the summer break, journalist Jennifer Baker joined us once again to discuss tax incentives for R&D with panelists İrem Güçeri (EconPol Europe, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford) and Ruzica Rakic (DG Research & Innovation, European Commission). The full subtitled video is now available to view online, along with the paper İrem co-authored on the topic and our explanatory interview. 

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Equilibrium Bitcoin Pricing

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In this working paper from Bruno Biais ( HEC Paris), Christophe Bisière, Matthieu Bouvard, Catherine Casamatta and Albert J Menkveld (EconPol Europe, Toulouse School of Economics, Universite Toulouse Capitole [TSM-Research]), the authors offer an equilibrium model of cryptocurrency pricing and confront it to new data on bitcoin transactional benefits and costs. The model emphasises that the fundamental value of the cryptocurrency is the stream of net transactional benefits it will provide, which depend on its future prices.

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