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New Book edition: Global Governance: Demise or Transformation?

>> Download the eBook in PDF The second progress report of the ‘Transformation of Global Governance’ project has been published in September 2021. As the project nears its completion, this book collects the main take-aways of the 9 + 1 seminars that were organised in the context of the project and that represent its backbone. […]

Global asymmetries strike back

Asymmetries in the global economy arising from economic concentration, global value chains, financial centres, digital networks and the enduring supremacy of the dominant currency are becoming harder to ignore. In this essay, Jean Pisani-Ferry addresses an old question that international relations scholars view as fundamental, but which economists regard as secondary: that of asymmetries in […]

Reflections on global collective action, global economy and the pandemic

In the Publication section, you will now find a series of reflections on the global collective action (on Japan Spotlight and Project Syndicate), on international governance in confronting the COVID19 pandemic and on the prospective for the US economy in the wake of the Presidential elections. The full texts can be accessed here:   Global […]

New publications: COVID-19 and the recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdowns had a major impact throughout the world, affecting our economies and societies, resulting ultimately in a novel scenario for all actors. The following papers, published over the course of the last hectic months, discuss the economic and policy responses to the crisis and outline a few suggestions for […]

Presentation at the OECD: ‘New World, New Rules: The Transformation of Global Governance’

On 4 February 2020, Jean Pisani-Ferry and George Papaconstantinou spoke at Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the ‘Chief Economist Talks’ series, hosted by OECD Chief Economist Laurence Boone. The professors gave a presentation on the topic of “New World, New Rules: The Transformation of Global Governance”, which draws on the results of […]

New policy brief: Collective Action in a Fragmented World

On September 11th, 2019, Jean Pisani-Ferry published a new policy brief at Bruegel, based on the preliminary results of the Transformation of Global Governance project, recently published in the conclusions of the eBook ‘Global Governance: Demise or Transformation? Progress report on the Transformation of Global Governance Project 2018-2019‘, edited by George Papaconstantinou and Jean Pisani-Ferry. […]

New eBook: Global Governance: Demise or Transformation?

The eBook ‘Global Governance: Demise or Transformation? Progress report on the Transformation of Global Governance Project 2018-2019‘, edited by George Papaconstantinou and Jean Pisani-Ferry, has been published on 30 August 2019. This book presents the seminar insights and minutes of the topical seminars held between Spring 2018 and Summer 2019 in the framework of the […]

Memo to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

The threats to the European Union’s economic sovereignty Jean Pisani-Ferry and Guntram Wolff published in July 2019 a memo to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. In the document, the authors describe the current context and the increasing interlinkages between economics and power politics and the role to play […]

How long is the head table? An empirical assessment of concentration in global collective action

It is important, as part of an effort to evaluate impediments and incentives to global collective action, to assess the degree of concentration that characterises key international cooperation fields. In this note, Jean Pisani-Ferry (Bruegel and EUI) and Jan Mazza (Bruegel) provide such an assessment for eight fields corresponding to major channels of interdependence. Published […]

Blog post: Farewell, Flat World

Jean-Pisani Ferry was interviewed by Thomas Fischermann for Die Zeit, flects on the relationship between economics and geopolitics in a recent column on Project Syndicate. “The single most important economic development of the last 50 years has been the catch-up in income of a large cohort of poor countries. But that world is gone: in […]