FEPS in collaboration with the International Institute for Social Studies (the Netherlands) has set up a research project with the objective to explore progressive monetary, fiscal, financial and industrial policies for Europe.
The project will bring together researchers from various European countries and will have the primary aim to address the following questions:
What was the role of finance and the financial sector in the restructuring of European industries 1970 – 2010? To what extent current and proposed reforms of the financial sector will stabilise banking systems and support industrial policies that would create a sounder economic environment in which banks could operate?
The project will result in an edited volume published by Oxford University by the end of 2014.
In addition, together with Foundation Rafael Campalans (Spain), the project hosted a seminar in Barcelona on 22nd and 23 of November 2013. The seminar was an opportunity to discuss progressive, evidence based idea on how sustainable economic recovery can be achieved in the European and Spanish economics and will also serve as a platform to workshop first drafts of chapters for the forthcoming volume.
Principal investigators and co-editors:
Dr Giovanni Cozzi, Economic Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies
Dr Susan Newman, Senior Lecturer, International Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands)
Prof Jan Toporowski, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (United Kingdom)
Project administrative coordinator: Ischi Graus, Foundation for European Progressive Studies