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    • This time it is different!

      This time it is different!

      Apart from this Government’s competence, the state of grace of Portuguese economic growth enjoys a structural effect from Passos Coelho’ Government.   The title is an ironic throwback to one …
    • Internal and external rebalancing for Euro area members

      Internal and external rebalancing for Euro area members

      O IPP Policy Brief n.º 8 by Professor Francesco Franco (NOVA SBE) is based on his speech at the Conference on Socio-Economic Challenges in Southern Europe Competitiveness in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in 2016 in Lisbon. …
    • Budget Watch: 2017 IPP-ISEG Budget index results

      Budget Watch: 2017 IPP-ISEG Budget index results

      Our eighth policy paper discusses the results of the analysis of the responsibility of the State Budget proposal for 2017 by the Budget Watch Scientific Advisory Board: IPP-ISEG Budget index. The …
    • Losers and winners, or what’s at stake in ‘taxis vs. Uber’

      Losers and winners, or what’s at stake in ‘taxis vs. Uber’

      It is more comfortable, intellectually, to draw a parallel between the “taxis-Uber war” and historical episodes of “creative destruction”, where the impact of economic progress brought by new technologies is …
    • After-Brexit non-economic thoughts

      After-Brexit non-economic thoughts

      Francesco Franco “Est européen celui qui a conscience d’appartenir à un tout. Si l’on n’a pas cette conscience, et si donc on n’est pas européen, cela ne veut pas dire …
    • The politics of structural reform in Portugal: a tragic story

      The politics of structural reform in Portugal: a tragic story

      The story of Portugal’s economy is a sad one, but feeble first quarter data for variables such as unemployment, consumer optimism or investment are of little importance in this plot. …
    • European Semester: IPP publications

      European Semester: IPP publications

      Throughout the months of April and May IPP will contribute to the public discussion on the Stability Programme and the National Reform Programme, two key documents of the “European Semester”. …
    • Budget Watch: 2016 Budget Responsibility Report

      Budget Watch: 2016 Budget Responsibility Report

      As part of the 2016 edition of the Budget Watch project, here we publish our second Report. This analysis report of the State Budget proposal for 2016 results from the …
    • Budget Watch: 2016 IPP-ISEG Budget index results

      Budget Watch: 2016 IPP-ISEG Budget index results

      We publish here our seventh Policy Paper, which presents the results of the analysis of the responsibility of the State Budget proposal for 2016 by the Budget Watch Scientific Advisory …
    • Dialogue on Europe – #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon

      Dialogue on Europe – #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon

      On March 7, the second meeting of the series “Dialogue on Europe”, organised by the german think-tank Das Progressive Zentrum in close partnership with IPP, took place at Fábrica Braço de …