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The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.


De zin en onzin van de ‘output gap’ (Dutch)

In beleidsdiscussies wordt veel gebruik gemaakt van de ‘output gap’. In dit rapport leggen we uit welke onzekerheden er zijn rondom de schatting hiervan en hoe dit kan leiden tot foutieve beleidsadviezen. Bij gebruik ervan is voorzichtigheid geboden.


Political risks in the eurozone (Special)

The eurozone's south is implementing austerity measures while the north is buying them the time to do so. Economic issues are usually extensively discussed. But what are the political risks that might render this strategy unfeasible?