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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

Remembering Robert Mundell

Date: 01/04/2021 Author(s): Pedro Videla Document type: Non-refereed article The Nobel Prize-winning economist, Robert Mundell (1932-2021), passed away on Easter Day, April 4, 2021. Professor Pedro Videla eulogizes the man known as the "father of the euro" as well as one of the founders of the field of open economy macroeconomics. More information

7 areas to watch as we move to a post-COVID economy

Date: 01/04/2021 Author(s): Núria Mas; Juan José Toribio; Pedro Videla Document type: Non-refereed article Will Europe, China, the United States or emerging economies take on new roles in the post-COVID world? What economic reforms might be needed next? Professors Núria Mas, Juan José Toribio and Pedro Videla discuss the post-COVID economy. 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
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