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An EconPol Europe study of data from 135 countries going back to 1960 reveals that people on low incomes do benefit from market-oriented structural reforms such as deregulating labor and financial markets, privatizing state-owned companies and reducing tariffs.
A survey of economists from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has revealed a lack of support for the euro, EU centralization and coordination of tax policy, but that poorer countries are in favour of redistributive transfers.
EconPol Europe: The EC’s Digital Tax Proposals Wiped €52 Billion From Capital Markets - Policy Makers Should Proceed With Caution
The introduction of ring-fencing digital taxes leads to disruptive effects on firm value and, potentially, overall economic wealth, according to a new study from EconPol Europe, University of Mannheim and ZEW Mannheim. The study suggests that while a digital tax on revenues may be an effective measure to prevent profit shifting, the economic effects of reduced investment and growth of digital companies may outweigh any potential benefits.
European regions which have representatives on the board of directors at the European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest multilateral lending and borrowing institution, are more likely to receive loans than those regions in Europe which aren’t represented, according to new research from EconPol Europe and ZEW Mannheim.
Economists Clemens Fuest (EconPol Europe and ifo) and Jean Pisani-Ferry (European University Institute and Breugel) have called for the EU to reorganize the division of labor between the national and European levels and provide more public goods in areas where European provision is cheaper and more effective than provision at the national level.