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Can we emerge from our current debt trap?

Date: 01/04/2021 Author(s): Jordi Gual; Pedro Videla Document type: Non-refereed article Governments around the globe have incurred staggering levels of debt in order to deal with the COVID-19 crisis over the past year. Professors Jordi Gual and Pedro Videla look at how we might dig ourselves out from under it. More information

5 key characteristics of Bitcoin -- and why we can't stop talking about it

Date: 01/03/2021 Author(s): Javier Díaz Giménez Document type: Non-refereed article Much ink has been spilled about Bitcoin lately. What's all the fuss? Javier Díaz Giménez takes us on a brief tour of this cryptocurrency's fundamentals -- including why it's so alluring and threatening to us, and what could threaten it. More information Read related article

A digital euro: what's new? Premium

Date: 01/02/2021 Author(s): Alfredo Pastor Document type: Non-refereed article A digital euro supplanting cold hard cash is nothing new. That said, shaken faith in the euro's issuer is opening up novel questions about the role of banks in a cashless society. More information Read related article

2021 outlook: a K-shaped recovery, strong euro, cheap credit and five more things to watch

Date: 01/01/2021 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Interview 2021 promises to be a year of recovery, although its pace is linked to the agility of vaccinations. In a predicted "K recovery," analyze how the pandemic has affected your sector and how Brexit continues to alter your global value chain, advises IESE professor Nuria Mas. More information Read related article

Large public deficits and inflation

Date: 01/01/2021 Author(s): Juan José Toribio; Antonio Argandoña; Pedro Videla Document type: Non-refereed article The global economy is expected to grow, boosted by government spending and expansionary monetary policy. The formidable challenge in the coming years will be to rein in the public deficit. More information

Which economies will grow again in 2021?

Date: 01/12/2020 Author(s): Javier Díaz Giménez Document type: Non-refereed article China's first to recover from the pandemic and will close out 2020 with 1.8% growth. What other economies will join China and grow in 2021? Which ones will have to wait for 2022 or even beyond? More information Read related article

Economic perspectives on the end of the pandemic

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Javier Díaz Giménez; Núria Mas; Alfredo Pastor Document type: Non-refereed article With the end of the pandemic on the horizon, hopes are also rising for an end to the economic hardships of the past year. Different regions will bounce back in different ways, but for Europe, the Next Generation EU funds could signal a sustainable way forward. More information

Principles or practical rules?

Date: 01/08/2020 Author(s): Alfredo Pastor Document type: Non-refereed article A balanced budget: is it a moral obligation or a rule of thumb? To what extent should it steer an economic recovery during the pandemic caused by COVID-19? More information

Globalization, diversification and COVID-19

Date: 01/07/2020 Author(s): Manuel Mueller-Frank Document type: Non-refereed article Our economic and financial systems are not built to deal with correlation. That was a problem for the 2008-09 financial crisis, but it's even more of a problem with COVID-19. How might we plan better this time around? More information

Facing the present to prepare for the future

Date: 01/07/2020 Author(s): Núria Mas Document type: Non-refereed article To overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19, we must strengthen our health system and invest in economic transformation, while empowering people for the jobs of the future. More information
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