Skills anticipation for the green transition

In the final episode of The Skills podcast series, Rebecca Christie discusses with Duygu Güner and Francesca Rosso on skills anticipation. They talk about the new skills that are emerging and the impact of skills…
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A year in review

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie invites Heather Grabbe, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Fiona M. Scott Morton and Jeromin Zettelmeyer to do a yearly round-up of significant economic policy developments from Europe and…
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Expectations and outcomes of the 24th EU-China summit

On 7 December 2023, the 24th EU-China Summit took place in Beijing, where President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, met with China’s President, Xi…
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The evolution of EU-China relations

In this episode of ZhōngHuá Mundus, Yuyun Zhan sits down with Alicia García-Herrero and Giuseppe Porcaro, founders of the podcast and newsletter series, to reflect on their journey exploring China's economic dynamics and its implications…
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US-China tech bifurcation

The tech sector has become a key player in the interconnection between economics and geopolitics. It is an essential industry that plays a critical role in shaping national security, supply chains and the consumer side…
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Quantitative tightening in the euro area

Why has the ECB decided to implement this policy? In March 2023, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched its quantitative tightening (QT) policy, to unwind its portfolio of assets that resulted from its quantitative easing…
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Assessing Europe’s strategy on critical raw materials

What role do critical raw materials play in the EU’s industrial policy? The Critical Raw Materials Act, proposed by the European Commission on the 16 March 2023, sets clear benchmarks for domestic capacities along the…
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The Belt and Road Initiative 2.0 is all about security

When the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first announced in 2013, its official objective was to improve connectivity. However, many things have happened since then, from the US-China trade war to US containment of…
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Europe’s gas outlook for 2023

Is Europe's Energy Crisis over? Europe has survived the energy crisis in the past year; however, it is time to look forward and prepare for winter 2023-24. In this episode of The Sound of Economics,…
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What China’s reopening will mean for the global economy

A timely discussion about the reopening of China after the zero-Covid policy and its implications on the global economy As China moves closer to fully re-emerging from three years of government imposed Covid isolation and…
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How should Europe react to the Inflation Reduction Act?

A deep dive into the IRA and its expected impact on the world trade system. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 is a milestone in US climate policy. Unfortunately, it also contains protectionist elements,…
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Is deglobalisation already happening?

Is the world witnessing a shift away from Hyper-globalisation to Deglobalisation? In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro invites Uri Dadush to discuss whether deglobalisation is happening worldwide. They discuss the impacts of this on the…
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