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: GERMANS’ FEAR OF PAYING THE DEBTS OF OTHER EUROPEANS
A poll conducted by a German insurance company (R+V Versicherung) revealed that for two out of three Germans, the worst ...
September, 19 2014
G. Majone – EUROPEAN UNION: THE LIMITS OF COLLECTIVE ACTION AND COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP
While a number of political leaders, as well as some scholars and opinion makers, argue that the current crisis of EU-st...
September, 9 2014
P. Bofinger, J.-P. Fitoussi, E. Giovannini, J.Stiglitz: THE EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA OF EUROPE
Europe seemingly is facing an existential dilemma: the rules of the EU and the Eurozone were established by democratic g...
August, 6 2014
S. Micossi, F. Peirce – FLEXIBILITY CLAUSES IN THE STABILITY AND GROWTH PACT: NO NEED FOR REVISION
This Policy Brief offers an in-depth review of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) and looks at whether the margins of f...
July, 24 2014
C. Bastasin: GERMAN INVESTORS RESHAPING EUROPE
Accumulating further current account surpluses, the German industry will be able to shape the Euro- area productions acc...
June, 29 2014
M. Messori – The frying pan burns less than the fire: Why Italy should not go out of the euro
Leaving the euro or staying in the area is not an alternative that offers symmetrical advantages and disadvantages to It...
May, 30 2014
C. Bastasin: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LETTA AND RENZI
The dynamics of the Euro-crisis can help explain the sudden changes of language and protagonists in Italian politics. On...
May, 15 2014
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.