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

On 4 February 2020, Professors Jean Pisani-Ferry (Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) and George Papaconstantinou (EUI’s School of Transnational Governance) 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 […]

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. […]

Blog post: Dousing the Sovereignty Wildfire

Jean Pisani-Ferry reflects on the dispute between Macron and Bolsonaro, which highlights the tension between two big recent trends: the increasing need for global collective action and the growing demand for national sovereignty. Further clashes between these two forces are inevitable, and whether or not they can be reconciled will determine the fate of our […]

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 […]

Blog post: A Very Greek Brexit?

In a recent column on Project Syndicate, George Papaconstantinou looks back at the Greek experience in 2015, comparing that experience with Brexit. “Unlike the United Kingdom, Greece is one of the European Union’s smaller economies, notorious for its weak institutions and economy, and a net recipient of EU funds. And yet the Grexit near-exit from […]

Blog post: When Facts Change, Change the Pact

“When facts change, I change my mind,” John Maynard Keynes famously said. With long-term interest rates currently near zero, the European Union should reform its fiscal framework to allow member states to increase their debt-financed public investments. Jean Pisani-Ferry reflects on the reform of the European Union’s Stability and Growth Pact in his latest column […]