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.
C. Bastasin: TSIPRAS’ BOLD MOVE SHOULD BE PRAISED BY EUROPE
In the end, even in Greece, the euro crisis has resulted in a de facto change in government. As was the case in the past...
July, 10 2015
L. Codogno – GREECE: SCENARIOS AFTER THE VOTE
Following the No vote in the Greek referendum, there is deep uncertainty over what the possible scenarios are for Greece...
July, 9 2015
C. Bastasin: THE GREEK NO IS A RUSE OF HISTORY
The Greek referendum can be interpreted as the genesis of a nationalist political contagion that will destroy the Europe...
July, 7 2015
C. Bastasin: GREECE, A READY TO HAND WAY TO BRIDGE THE CRISIS
While policy-makers and investors around the world are fretting about a Grexit—the possibility of Greece abandoning th...
June, 15 2015
C. Bastasin: The risk of a sudden bank run is underestimated in Athens as well as in Brussels
The graph below shows the development of the Greek real GDP since the launch of the euro, relative to the real GDP of th...
April, 22 2015
M. Messori: NUOVE OPPORTUNITÀ DI CRESCITA NELL’AREA DELL’EURO
Il tema, che vorrei affrontare in questo breve scritto, prende le mosse da un fatto ormai largamente condiviso: il forte...
February, 1 2015
C. Bastasin: A TRAGEDY OR A CATHARSIS
Syriza’s landslide victory just prevented the radical-left party to gain an absolute majority of seats in the Hell...
January, 26 2015
P. Canofari, M. Messori: RISKS OF DEFLATION IN THE EMU – Why is this time so deceitful?
The deep recessions characterizing the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) between the second semester of 2008 an...
January, 21 2015
S. Micossi: Time for the ECB to bite the bullet
The time has come when the European Central Bank must act with ‘unconventional’ tools to achieve its target of an in...
January, 19 2015
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.
Europe: Facts & Docs
This section contains policy documents, meeting summaries and news that come directly from the EU institutions.