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Hard truths about the energy transition -- and other economic challenges

Date: 01/06/2022 Author(s): Antonio Argandoña; Alfredo Pastor Document type: Non-refereed article On top of two economic problems traditionally faced by Spain -- high public debt levels and unemployment -- there are two more global ones at play: inflation and the cost of the energy transition. How should these newer challenges be addressed? More information Read related article

How high will interest rates go?

Date: 01/06/2022 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article We are facing a radical change in the financial cycle. Inflation is forcing central banks to raise interest rates. How far will rates climb? How will higher rates affect our economic recovery? Enric Fernandez, chief economist at CaixaBank, and Jordi Gual, professor at IESE, share their views. More information Read related article

What will the war in Ukraine mean for the economy?

Date: 01/03/2022 Author(s): Núria Mas; Javier Díaz Giménez Document type: Non-refereed article Economists Nuria Mas and Javier Diaz Gimenez discuss the latest global growth forecasts, the specter of inflation, policy responses, vulnerabilities and more. More information

Predictions for the world in 2022

Date: 01/02/2022 Author(s): Tom Standage; Juan José Toribio Document type: Non-refereed article The Economist's Tom Standage shares predictions on how the pandemic and politics will shape the year ahead. More information Read related article

The euro at 20

Date: 01/01/2022 Author(s): Antonio Argandoña Document type: Non-refereed article The euro's 20th anniversary allows us to reflect on some mistakes, but also a number of successes, the most important of which is the fact that it continues to exist as a single currency today. More information

Ukraine, energy prices and labor reform: three key economic issues for Spain in 2022

Date: 01/01/2022 Author(s): Jordi Gual; Núria Mas Document type: Non-refereed article The Ukraine conflict, the link between energy prices and inflation rates, and Spain's recent labor reform are three current issues with implications for Spain and Europe in the coming months, according to economists Jordi Gual and Nuria Mas. More information

The Economic recovery: slower, with risks, but also hopeful

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Juan José Toribio; Pedro Videla Document type: Non-refereed article Which risks and challenges are currently keeping economists up at night? IESE's Juan José Toribio and Pedro Videla point to supply bottlenecks, fiscal deficits, instability in the bond market and China. And while our recovery is slower than previously expected, there are reasons for optimism ahead. More information

What's next for interest rates in Europe?

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Spain's central bank chief, Pablo Hernández de Cos, clarifies the European Central Bank's new monetary policy strategy. He also explains why an interest rate hike is not expected in the short term, as three key conditions are not currently being met. More information

The COVID economy is here for the long haul

Date: 01/06/2021 Author(s): Javier Díaz Giménez Document type: Opinion A post-COVID economy? Not so fast, says Javier Díaz Giménez. Business leaders should accept that we'll be living in a COVID economy for a good long time, even with vaccines and a return to growth. Adapting to the new steady state is key to staying competitive. More information

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
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