Previous studies have found substantial support across Europe for the creation of a universal basic income system. Yet as Matthias Diermeier and Judith Niehues explain, there is also widespread support for restricting the access of immigrants to state benefits. Drawing on new research, they assess how these two perspectives shape wider attitudes toward welfare.
Matthias Diermeier / Judith Niehues in LSE-Blog
Russia’s war against Ukraine will have consequences extending far beyond the European Union and our country’s security and defense policies. In fact, this war is the most visible and tragic proof to date that the world is in a dramatic process of change.
Sigmar Gabriel and Michael Hüther in Newsletter RECAP from Atlantik-Brücke
Data economy, data spaces, and economic and cybersecurity threats that arise from this kind of mass data collection are discussed by Ricardo Silvestre (Movimento Liberal Social) and IW-Head of Digitisation Research Vera Demary.
Vera Demary im Liberal Europe Podcast
Cyberattacks are hardly limited to one country in an interconnected world. We discuss the impact of Russian cyberattacks against Ukraine on European companies with dr Vera Demary, head of digitalization at the German economic institute, and Iva Tasheva, cybersecurity consultant at CyEn.
Vera Demary at EURACTIV
Disruption, transition, transformation, structural change – Europeans today face several megatrends – climate change and the need to decarbonise our economies; digitalisation and the need to re-think workplace organisation; de-globalisation and the need to remain economically relevant, writes Sandra Parthie, Head of the IW Brussels Office.
Sandra Parthie at EURACTIV
China has pursued an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. IW digitization expert Vera Demary discusses China's strategy for regulating the technology sector and its impact on European companies with EURACTIV.
Small and medium-sized companies will remain exempt from new disclosure rules on the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy starting in 2022. However corporate leaders would be well-advised to follow its implications, including SMEs, writes IW Climate Economist Finn Wendland.
Finn Wendland on EurActiv
Despite great approval in parliament, the Federal Constitutional Court stopped the 750 billion Euro EU Corona Reconstruction Fund for the time being due to a constitutional complaint. In a video interview for ACGUSA, IW Director Michael Hüther discusses the consequences of this decision with economist Monika Schnitzer from the University of Munich.
Michael Hüther at the American Council on Germany
What Germany's response to the corona crisis is and which direction the economy will take is answered by Michael Hüther, director of the German Economic Institute, in an interview with Markets Germany.
Michael Hüther at Markets Germany
The ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) on 5th May on the monetary policy of the ECB not only affects Germany's relationship with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) but also the constitution of monetary policy, leading economists, including IW Director Michael Hüther, write in a joint guest article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Peter Bofinger/ Martin Hellwig / Michael Hüther / Monika Schnitzer / Moritz Schularick / Guntram Wolff in Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung
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