International Economics

How to radically cut Spain’s unemployment: feasible or wishful thinking?

William Chislett. Expert Comment 64/2014 - 12/11/2014.

According to the Consejo Empresarial para la Competitividad (CEC), it is possible to cut the jobless rate in Spain to below 15% as of 2018 if very ambitious structural reforms are enacted


Rousseff Needs to Tackle Brazil Cost

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-Ed - 11/11/2014.

Dilma Rousseff needs to win the battle against Custo Brasil.


Spain leads the world market for infrastructure development

William Chislett. ARI 52/2014 - 5/11/2014.

Spanish civil engineering, construction and infrastructure companies are winning more big contracts abroad.


Document of interest: European Central Bank (ECB) - Aggregate report on the comprehensive assessment

. MI/DI - 29/10/2014.

Informe del Banco  Central Europeo y la Autoridad Bancaria Europea que detalla los resultados  de los test de estrés a los que se ha sometido a los 130 mayores bancos de la Eurozona.

This report provides an overview of the approach taken and presents the results of the comprehensive assessment of 130 Euro zone banks conducted by the European Central Bank.


Spanish banks pass the ECB assessment with flying colours

William Chislett. Expert Comment 62/2014 - 27/10/201.

Spanish banks sailed through the latest EU-wide health check, signalling they do not need any more capital.


The euro for China: too big to fail and too hard to rescue

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 45/2014 - 13/10/2014.

The aim of this paper is to understand China’s strategic behaviour towards the European Monetary Union (EMU).


The distance between Spain’s image and the country’s reality

William Chislett. ARI 43/2014 - 2/10/2014.

Spain has come out of recession, but its image abroad remains out of sync with reality.


‘Race to the bottom’ or setting global standards? Assessing the regulatory impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Gabriel Siles-Brügge. ARI 42/2014 - 19/9/2014.

This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.


Spain turns the corner, but the legacy from the crisis persists

William Chislett. WP 9/2014 - 5/8/2014.

The programme of reforms and austerity measures has set Spain on a path of accelerating growth, but the legacy from the crisis remains profound.


Germany and political union in Europe: nothing moves without France

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. WP 8/2014 - 4/8/2014.

This working paper attempts to understand why after decades proposing the creation of a political union to make European Monetary Union (EMU) sustainable, Germany has not used the window of opportunity offered by the Eurozone crisis to pursue this goal more vigorously.