Macroeconomics & the euro

IFO Institute: Europas ökonomische Souveränität

21 October 2019
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform spoke a the IFO Institute, Munich about Europe’s economic sovereignty.

Nicht zu beneiden

20 September 2019
Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
Christine Lagarde steht als neue Chefin der EZB vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen. Ohne Hilfe aus Berlin wird es nicht gehen.

WDR: Schwarze Null schadet international

10 September 2019
Nicht nur der Investitionsbedarf in Deutschland spricht für einen Abschied von der „schwarzen Null“ meint Christian Odendahl vom Centre for European Reform: Auch die Weltwirtschaft und Deutschlands Ansehen könnten profitieren.

Class CNBC - Milano Finanza: Ambrosetti '19: l'inchiodata di Berlino - Parla Christian Odendahl, capo economista del CER

06 September 2019
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform spoke to CNBC about the EU economy.

Werden deutsche Sparer tatsächlich enteignet?

23 August 2019
Capital Magazin
Berechnungen zeigen, dass  deutsche Sparer durch niedrige Zinsen viel verlieren. Doch stimmen die Zahlen? Gibt es ein Recht auf einen positiven Zins, und ist die EZB der richtige Sündenbock? Ein Selbstgespräch von Christian Odendahl.

Dogma and complacency put the German economy at risk

16 August 2019
Financial Times
A lack of political ambition, reform and investment when times were good have hobbled the country.

Investieren, investieren, investieren

Christian Odendahl, Marcel Fratzscher, Claus Michelsen
12 August 2019
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Es ist höchste Zeit für einen Kurswechsel in der deutschen Wirtschaftspolitik, fordern drei Ökonomen in einem Gastbeitrag für die SZ. Der Staat müsse viel Geld in die Hand nehmen.

Europe must prevent a German stranglehold on the ECB

29 May 2019
The Telegraph
It’s no secret that Bundesbank boss Jens Weidmann would like to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank.

Why Europe's capital cities are pulling away from their countries – and what we can do about it

13 May 2019
Europe’s capital cities are much more productive than smaller cities and towns: the average metropolitan worker produces about 50 per cent more output than workers elsewhere. The divide between capitals and everywhere else is growing, too.

Berlin's confounding productivity gap

11 May 2019
The bustling German capital scores poorly on a scale of meeting its economic potential. But do its residents care?

Makronom: Ist die Eurozone reformierbar?

05 February 2019
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform (CER) joined Isabel Schnabel and Mathias Dolls on the Makronom podcast to discuss eurozone reform.

The UK and Europe: What's the cost of Brexit so far?

26 June 2018
Any reasonable observer will acknowledge that the Brexit vote has curbed economic growth.

Sky News: Two years on from the referendum are we better of worse off?

22 June 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform speaks to Adam Boulton on Sky News about his research published tomorrow on the effect of the referendum on UK growth.

CER podcast: Is Macron becoming isolated in Europe?

20 June 2018
Sophia Besch asks Charles Grant about Macron's progress on his reform agenda so far.

CER Bulletin podcast: Transatlantic relationship; Brexit and financial services; UK-EU defence negotiations

14 June 2018
CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

Merkel, Macron and the euro

John Springford, Pepijn Bergsen, Guntram B. Wolff
07 June 2018
In an email forum, three experts chime in on the German chancellor’s proposal for the eurozone.

Germany should finally take the lead in Europe

06 March 2018
Now she has won a fourth term, Chancellor Merkel should put little-Germany thinking behind her and be the leader that Europe needs.

CER podcast: Brexit negotiations phase 2: The politics of regulatory alignment

31 January 2018
Charles Grant talks to Sophia Besch about how the EU-27 view the British idea of a bespoke post-Brexit partnership based on regulatory alignment. 

Because of Thatcherism, we can't get a good Brexit trade deal – here's why

15 January 2018
The Independent
The UK's approach to deregulation led to a bout of economic restructuring that now makes it difficult for Britain to impose its will on the rest of the world, let alone Europe.