Publications & Research
Our publications aim to provide in-depth information on issues that are at the forefront of the European agenda, including commentary, research, and policy recommendations. Analysis is provided by in-house researchers, members of the Scientific Council, and the Policy Group, with additional contributions from the rest of our Senior Fellows. Supplementing these scholars is a Strategic Policy Group, which includes business leaders and high-level officials in EU institutions. They work alongside members of the Policy Group to provide a better understanding of the direction of current Italian strategies in the context of European negotiations. The Strategic Policy Group convenes at least twice a year (two regular meetings and additional ones as requested by our director).
SEP produces policy briefs, working papers, five bullets and a monthly newsletter. All publications are available online.
The School of European Political Economy’s research efforts form a cornerstone in our mission to discuss, analyze, and shape core issues in European economic policy. Prepared by scholars, faculty, and other academics in our network, these policy briefs and commentaries cover a wide range of topics pertaining to Europe. Completed papers are published on our website and disseminated to our contacts.
The global financial crisis in 2007 and 2009, and the ensuing sovereign debt and banking crises in the eurozone, have profoundly changed the governance and institutions of the EU and EMU. SEP’s think tank was created with the intention of gathering a unique group of researchers who are devoted to understanding the policy issues that have emerged in the new European political economy. Monetary policy, governance, and institutions represent the core interests of our research.
L. Bini Smaghi – La Riforma del Patto di Stabilità e Crescita: Ce n’è veramente bisogno?
Con la graduale uscita dall’emergenza pandemica e il consolidamento della ripresa economica si avvicina la fine del pe...
February, 24 2022
S. Micossi – Managing sovereign debts held by the ESCB: operational and legal constraints
Following the proposal by Avgouleas and Micossi (2021) and Micossi (2021), several authors (Amato and Saraceno 2022, Bag...
February, 23 2022
M. Messori – Italy’s national Recovery and Resilience Plan: Efficient use of resources and social well-being
The extraordinary funds made available by Next Generation-EU (NGEU), and – in particular – by its most impor...
February, 14 2022
C. De Vincenti – The “do no significant harm” principle: Two possible interpretations
With the European Commission’s recent draft document that includes, albeit under restrictive conditions, gas and ...
February, 2 2022
S. Micossi – Reform of the Stability Pact: First principles
A crowded seminar held by the Astrid Foundation has launched in Italy the discussion on the future of the European...
January, 27 2022
M. Buti, G. Papaconstantinou – European Public Goods: How can we supply more?
The discussion on the supply and finance of public goods at European level is part and parcel of the broader discussion ...
January, 26 2022
D. Gros: A (E)U-turn from Nord Stream 2 towards a European Strategic Gas Reserve
The EU does not have an army. It thus cannot defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion, but it can at least put itself in a...
January, 26 2022
A. Boitani, R. Tamborini: Reforming the European fiscal governance. Beyond new rules
As of March 2020, at the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fiscal rules of the European Economic and Monetary Union...
January, 25 2022
C. Bastasin: Why a pro-European President of the Italian Republic is vital for the country’s economy
The role of Italy’s President, differently from the premiership, does not wield executive powers. Nevertheless, its fu...
January, 25 2022
Working papers are the culmination of research carried out by the internal group at SEP (members of the Scientific Council and our in-house researchers) and by fellows involved in our activities. They represent an important contribution to the international debate on major theoretical and practical economic policy issues facing the EU and EMU.
P. Nicolaides – The Dispute-Settlement Provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Are they Adequate for the Task?
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has established new institutions a...
September, 23 2021
Europe: Facts & Docs
This section contains policy documents, meeting summaries and news that come directly from the EU institutions.
Convergence Report reviews Member States’ preparedness to join the euro area and paves the way for Croatia’s euro adoption on 1 January 2023
The European Commission has concluded that Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, bringing the number of ...
June, 6 2022
Special meeting of the European Council (30 and 31 May 2022) – Conclusions
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June, 1 2022