A European Union Sustainable Banking Network

This policy brief suggests a proposal for the promotion of a sustainable banking system in the EU. This sustainable banking network, that we suggest to call EU Sustainable Banking Network (EU SBN), aims to coordinate the actions of private and public banks towards sustainable banking principles through a system based on three pillars: green certification…

Making the European Union a viable construction

The recent result of the UK referendum on exiting the European Union (EU) is the more visible sign of the shortcomings and fragmentation of the Union’s political, institutional and policy framework. The present policy brief, which was written months before the UK referendum and draws from earlier works (Tonveronachi 2014, 2015, 2016), proposes to revise…

Regime changes in the course of the crisis: tendencies towards mercantilism and economic policy challenges

In the present policy brief, we review the macroeconomic regimes before and after the financial and economic crises and detect a reinforced tendency towards export-led mercantilist strategies, which means a major challenge for economic policies, in the short but also in the long run. Download policy brief: ‘Regime changes in the course of the crisis:…

The processes of financialisation

Financialisation involves the growth of the financial sector in the economic, the social and the political spheres. The processes of financialisation have major consequences for economic performance, social well-being and the environment. This policy brief focuses on the forms which the processes of financialisation have taken over the past three and a half decades in…