Fiscal consolidation and reforms: Substitutes, not complements

Coen Teulings, 13 September 2012

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Many OECD countries suffer from high sovereign debts. Sooner or later, this problem must be addressed. That will require some form of fiscal retrenchment.

Topics: Macroeconomic policy, Taxation
Tags: austerity, fiscal crises, Fiscal retrenchment, Institutional reform

A reflection on the G20 (The question never asked to Mr Zoellick)

Biagio Bossone, 17 October 2009

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Last week, in Istanbul, on the occasion of the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, I participated as a country official to the Small States Forum – the place where the smallest nations on earth meet to discuss economic policy issues of common interest. World Bank president Robert Zoellick intervened in one of the forum sessions for a brief presentation and a round of Q&A.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: G20, IMF, Institutional reform

The Report of the Manuel Committee on IMF Governance Reform: What’s good, what’s less good, and what’s missing?

Biagio Bossone, 21 April 2009

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In recent years, especially since the start of the first global crisis of the new millennium, reforming the governance of global finance, particularly the Bretton Woods institutions, has attracted increasing attention from analysts and policymakers involved in international financial issues.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: global crisis debate, IMF reform, institution reform, Institutional reform

A proposal to the members of the G20

Biagio Bossone, 14 March 2009

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The increasingly painful international crisis demands that our world leaders rethink the very foundations of global economic governance.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: global crisis debate, IMF, Institutional reform, World Bank

Debating global financial governance on Vox: Where do we stand?

Biagio Bossone, 18 February 2009

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As the G20’s April summit approaches, the debate on reform options needs to focus on the key issues that will be before the national leaders.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: global crisis debate, IMF reform, Institutional reform, shares and chairs

EU Constitution and its replacement: an economist’s perspective, Part 1

Richard Baldwin, 9 June 2007

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 The June 2007 Summit organised by the Germany Presidency of the EU will strive to revive the Constitutional Treaty, or parts of it. The goal is to set the agenda for a new Intergovernmental Conference that would draft a new treaty. Such agendas usually pre-determine much of the final outcome, so it is important to discuss now what any new treaty should look like.

Topics: EU institutions
Tags: Constitutional Treaty, Council voting, EU, EU Constitution, Europe, Institutional reform

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