The Institute organises regular seminars and conferences to encourage knowledge dissemination and innovative thinking about issues of particular concern to the EIB Group. These serve both to help staff in their work and inform the general public.
The crisis initiated in 2007-2008 has highlighted the sub-optimal nature of the Eurozone as an optimal currency area (OCA), says Bernard Fingleton, Director of research in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and laureate of the EIB-ERSA (European Regional Science Association) Prize 2016.
Should firms focus more on their shareholders, who own them, or on their stakeholders? What is the state of play in Europe? What have been the recent evolution?
Paola Schwizer, Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Banking and Insurance Department, answered these questions at an EIB Institute seminar held with Luxembourg Bocconi’s alumni association on November 9, 2016.
The Investment Plan for Europe aims at fostering investment to trigger income and employment growth in a slowly recovering European economy. But which investments are more likely to mobilize private resources?
Two Italian economists, Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti, argue that not all public investment has the same multiplying effects and that investing in areas of growing technological opportunities is likely to have greater impact than in traditional sectors.
Research, development and innovation (RDI) infrastructure requires considerable investment and long-term planning. But evaluating the socio-economic value of often large and complex RDI facilities is a challenging and costly process. Professor Massimo Florio (University of Milan) has solutions and examples.
Infrastructure finance has a very long history. Building upon an EIBURS research project (The history of European infrastructure finance, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany), he supervised, Hugh Goldsmith (EIB) tells us what can be learned.
Hugh Goldsmith, who directed an EIBURS research project (The history of European infrastructure finance, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany), tells about