On the transformation of global governance


Collective action in a fragmented world

Jean Pisani-Ferry
September 2019


International collective action is in search of a new paradigm. It cannot rely anymore on global binding rules supported by universal institutions. New forms of cooperation have emerged in a number of fields. Europe should equip itself to be an effective player in this new global game. This calls for internal governance reforms.


Global Governance: Demise or Transformation?

G. Papaconstantinou, J. Pisani-Ferry (eds.)
August 2019


Progress report on the Transformation of Global Governance Project 2018-2019. Available as an eBook.


The threats to the European Union’s economic sovereignty

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Guntram B. Wolff
July 2019


Memo to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The authors describe the current context and the increasing interlinkages between economics and power politics and the role to play in reinforcing and defending Europe’s economic sovereignty.


Can economic multilateralism survive?

Jean Pisani-Ferry
April 2019


This RSCAS Policy Paper explores new governance arrangements that depart from legally binding rules and universal treaty-based institutions, evaluating their effectiveness and drawing five policy implications.


A Big Leap Forward: Institutions and Policies for a Viable Euro Area

George Papaconstantinou and Jean Pisani-Ferry
March 2019


EMU reform is crucial for a viable Euro area, but is taking place against a backdrop of political constraints. What are the critical reforms and institutional issues still in place?


Jean Pisani-Ferry
December 2018


Setbacks in global governance have dashed the optimism of the 1990s. Can alternatives be devised to ensure effective collective action?








One size does not fit all: European integration by differentiation

Maria Demertzis, Jean Pisani-Ferry, André Sapir, Thomas Wieser, Guntram B. Wolff
September 2018


Facing the increasingly urgent need for EU reform, the authors suggest a new club-based governance model which would offer scope for broad membership without stalling the process of further integration for those willing.


What Agenda for Retooling Global Collective Action? Issues for discussion

George Papaconstantinou and Jean Pisani-Ferry
August 2018


The authors briefly set out the scope and some issues dealt with in the Transformation of Global Governance project.


Jean Pisani-Ferry
April 2018


Why does global governance matter? What is the current state of global governance? Where can we go from there?


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