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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 …
    • 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”. …
    • Joseph Stiglitz: The Global Economy and Inequality

      Joseph Stiglitz: The Global Economy and Inequality

      Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, was at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, at the invitation of its President, for a conference entitled “The Global Economy and Inequality”. The …
    • European unemployment insurance – convergence and cohesion

      European unemployment insurance – convergence and cohesion

      On 15 October, former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the Barroso Commission (2009-2014), László Andor was in Lisbon to make a keynote speech at the annual conference …
    • Open Budget Survey 2015

      Open Budget Survey 2015

      The International Report Open Budget Survey 2015, to which the IPP actively contributed, has been published. Despite some progress in recent years and displaying a performance well above the global average, …