Commentaries

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Sylvain Bouyon

In this ECRI Commentary, Sylvain Bouyon, Research Fellow at ECRI and CEPS, offers an up-to-date analysis of recent trends and developments in European mortgage markets.

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Sylvain Bouyon, Karel Lannoo

The European Commission’s Green Paper on retail financial services, published on December 10th, provides valuable insights into the possible benefits of a single market, as well as the obstacles to its development and the possible remedies.

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Sylvain Bouyon

Given that final consumption of households has contributed on average to broadly 60% of EU-28 GDP since 2001, an assessment of the drivers behind its dynamics is quite timely in a context of gradual economic recovery.

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Sylvain Bouyon

After 4-5 years of poor performance, final consumption of households in the 28 EU member states is expected to recover significantly in 2015 and 2016.

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Alistair Milne

Alistair Milne argues in this ECRI Commentary that ‘FinTech’ (newly emerging Financial Technologies) can play a crucial role in achieving European policy objectives in the area of financial markets.

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Robin Sainsot

The liberalisation of Eastern Europe’s market during the 1990s and the 2004 EU enlargement have had a great impact on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Sylvain Bouyon

Home ownership has been a source of concern for many EU28 governments, especially since the start of the economic crisis in 2008-09.

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Sylvain Bouyon

In recent decades, a growing body of academic literature has focused on the possible negative effects of high levels of home ownership, especially on labour markets.

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Sylvain Bouyon

There are two main objectives behind the EC proposal on banking structural reform: the financial stability objective and the economic efficiency objective.

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