Research

Why British prosperity is hobbled by a rigged land market

Why British prosperity is hobbled by a rigged land market

13 February 2013
The British have the least living space, highest office rents and most congested infrastructure in the EU-15. A rigged market for land is to blame.
Annual Report 2012

Annual report 2012

08 February 2013
Charles Grant analyses Britain's difficult relationship with the EU and looks back on what the CER did in 2012.
Time to bite the bullet on European defence

Time to bite the bullet on European defence

Clara Marina O'Donnell
01 February 2013
In response to declining defence budgets, Europeans must buy cheaper military equipment and co-ordinate their efforts to build sophisticated drones.
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Eurozone slump derails Britain's economic strategy

28 January 2013
The British government's drive to rebalance the UK economy has foundered on falling exports to the EU; UK exports to the rest of the world are booming.
Leaving the EU will not set Britain's economy free

Leaving the EU will not set Britain's economy free

Philip Whyte
25 January 2013
EU membership, British eurosceptics are fond of asserting, has become the principal obstacle to the country's prosperity. The regulatory and other costs of membership have ratcheted relentlessly upwards, just as the economic benefits of trading with an ageing and sclerotic region have fallen. Britain, to use a term now very much in vogue, has "shackled itself to a corpse".
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Why the EU should support France in the Sahel

Rem Korteweg
25 January 2013
"Now what?," asked US General Carter Ham after he heard about the French assault in Mali. Europeans are asking the same question. Jihadist rebels in Mali have forced the hand of France and Europe. A regional spillover is becoming more likely. Europe should step in to avoid this...
Can Turkey and the UK learn from each other's EU strategies?

Can Turkey and the UK learn from each other's EU strategies?

Katinka Barysch
25 January 2013
David Cameron's Conservative Party wants to renegotiate Britain's membership of the EU, hoping to obtain a looser, more flexible relationship. Turkey may also soon ask for a new kind of 'associate membership'. Although there are different, and deep-rooted reasons for euroscepticism in each country, Turkey and the UK...
the ECB done enough to save the euro?

Has the ECB done enough to save the euro?

25 January 2013
The ECB may have done enough to stop euro break-up for now, but markets are likely to test its willingness to buy government debt.
Cameron's optimistic, risky and ambiguous strategy

Cameron's optimistic, risky and ambiguous strategy

24 January 2013
Some of David Cameron's EU speech is sensible. But his strategy is risky, riddled with ambiguities and could lead to a British exit.
Britain's 2014 justice opt-out

Britain's 2014 justice opt-out: Why it bodes ill for Cameron's EU strategy

Hugo Brady
23 January 2013
Britain is likely to leave most EU co-operation on crime and policing in 2014. Hugo Brady explains why supporters of the move are wrong.
Europe places too much faith in supply-side policies

Europe places too much faith in supply-side policies

18 January 2013
The damage done to Europe's growth potential by very low investment and mass unemployment is likely to offset the benefits of structural reforms.
Asia's fading economic miracle

Asia's fading economic miracle

George Magnus
11 January 2013
Prediction is not destiny. Without vigorous reforms and stronger institutions, many Asian economies will struggle to transform themselves from middle income to wealthy countries.
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How can the EU influence China?

07 January 2013
The EU would have more influence in China if its governments were more willing to work together and if it focused on a few key objectives.
Sound public finances require more than low budget deficits

Sound public finances require more than low budget deficits

04 January 2013
Small budget deficits are no guarantee of sustainable public finances: Europe needs higher inflation and growth if it is to stem the rise in public debt.