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There are no winners in the US/China trade war but Trump may still hit his targets, say EconPol economists

If no agreement in the Sino-American trade dispute is reached by 1 March – the end of the 90-day ‘ceasefire’ agreed by both country’s presidents - China could lose up to €171.3 billion in US exports, with US exports to China contracting by €51 billion.
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New partners for EconPol Europe expand economic research network into 12 European countries

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.
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European unemployment re-insurance could absorb up to 25% of income losses in recessions

A European unemployment re-insurance system could absorb an average of 15-25 percent of income losses caused by rising unemployment in deep recessions, but various arrangements would need to be made in order to avoid negative incentive effects, according to new research from EconPol Europe.
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