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“College for All” Isn’t a Cure-All for Inequality

Higher education is touted as an engine of social mobility, but it may have become just the opposite.
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Europe’s Power is Waning

With its economic and political influence increasingly questioned, can Europe ever hope to become a genuine world power?

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The Permanent Scars of Fiscal Consolidation

Is potential output really changing or is it just our perception about long-term growth that is changing?

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What’s Influencing our Growth Expectations?

With long-term output estimates significantly lower, are we awakening from a fictitious world of excess or is this recognition that scars from the financial crisis may be permanent?

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Diverging Monetary Policies: Bad News for the Euro?

As Europe moves to encourage spending and the US tightens its purse strings, what’s the future for the euro?

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Helicopter Mario (Draghi) to the Rescue

With interest rate cuts and policy reforms lacking the power to kick-start a Eurozone recovery, is it time for “helicopter money”?

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Creating Growth: Stimulate Demand or Supply?

The French government’s recent shift to the right on economic policy illustrates the dilemma leaders face when kickstarting growth: Should policy be supply or demand driven?
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Is the Next Recession Coming Soon?

The current expansion is already longer than the average post-war business cycle. But what does the data tell us about the chances of an impending recession?

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Eurozone Growth: Stagnation or Recovery?

A battle between pessimism and optimism is being waged about whether Europe is stuck in a quagmire or marching back to growth. Both sides have strong arguments but they also agree on what has to be done.

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Not All Debt Booms Are Unsustainable

Increases in debt cannot be interpreted as a definite signal that an economy is in an unsustainable boom.

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How to Energise Economic Recovery

There is a surprising lack of awareness about the role of energy as a driver of economic growth.
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Finding Value in the Environment

Private equity firms are building the capability to manage environmental, social and governance factors throughout their investment process.
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Addicted to Central Bank Painkillers?

The argument that low interest rates during boom times creates debt bubbles and financial instability is potentially misleading.

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Can Entrepreneurs Be Created?

European governments have an opportunity to transform their institutions into facilitators of entrepreneurship and innovation. Are they capable of providing the right environment?

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How ECB Policy Could Stir Spending in the Private Sector

ECB President Mario Draghi says the central bank’s policy changes will support lending to the real economy. But is it that easy?