Think Tank Review – October issue preview

The library team has been selecting publications for the next TTR, to be posted around 20 October. Here is a preview – by no means exhaustive – of papers published by think tanks in September. Some of them are already indexed in our repository.

As expected, the new European Commission being put in place attracted lots of attention from Brussels-based think tanks in September:

  • Bruegel
    Memos to the new EU leadership
    by André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff (eds.)
    Link to the collection of document in English
  • European Policy Centre
    Policy recommendations for the new European Commission: priorities for stabilising EMU
    by Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Jan David Schneider and Fabian Zuleeg
    Link to the article in English
  • Centre for European Policy Studies
    Priorities for the next legislature: EU external action
    by Steven Blockmans
    Link to the article in English
    The new Juncker Commission: the Digital Agenda
    by Colin Blackman and Andrea Renda
    Link to the article in English
    The Juncker Commission: a new start for EU Justice and Home Affairs policy?
    by Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild
    Link to the article in English

Low interest rates and the risk of deflation rose concern:

  • Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln
    The low interest rate environment: causes, effects and a way out
    by Jürgen Matthes
    Link to the article in English
  • Bruegel
    So far apart and yet so close: should the ECB care about inflation differentials?
    by Zsolt Darvas and Guntram B. Wolf
    Link to the article in English
  • Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel
    Is there a threat of self-reinforcing deflation in the euro area? A view through the lens of the Phillips curve
    by Volker Wieland and Maik Wolters
    Link to the article in English

The social aspects of the economic situation in the EU were analyzed in a comprehensive report:

  • Bertelsmann Stiftung
    Social justice in the EU : a cross-national comparison
    by Daniel Schraad-Tischler and Christian Kroll
    Link to the article in English and to the main findings in German

Scotland’s No vote in its independence referendum on 18 September triggered some analyses…

  • Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
    by Francis Ghilès
    The No vote offers a reprieve – No more
    Link to the article in English
    A Yes vote will truncate the United Kingdom
    Link to the article in English
  • Institute for Government
    Governing after the referendum: future constitutional scenarios for the UK
    by Akash Paun, Robyn Munro, Joe Randall and Lucy Shaddock
    Link to the article in English

… as did the Catalan government’s ‘white paper on the national transition‘ and call for a referendum on 9 November, in defiance of the central authorities in Madrid:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik
    Catalonia’s separatist swell
    by Cale Salih
    Link to the article in English

Finally, the conflict in Ukraine, Russia’ role and their implications for the EU from the point of view of energy supply were again the focus of various think tanks:

  • Ulkopoliittinen Instituutti
    Russian thinking in Ukraine crisis: from drawing an line of defence to seeing a threat to national security
    by Katri Pynnöniemi
    Link to the article in English
  • Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation
    The South Stream in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis: a test case for the third energy package
    by Marco Giuli
    Link to the article in English

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Previous issues of the Think Tank Review are available here.

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