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The Sound of Economics brings you insights, debates, and research-based discussions on economic policy in Europe and beyond.

The podcast is produced by Bruegel, an independent and non-doctrinal think tank based in Brussels. It seeks to contribute to European and global economic policy-making through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and debate.

The Sound of Economics is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

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The Sound of Economics brings you insights, debates, and research-based discussions on economic policy in Europe and beyond.

The podcast is produced by Bruegel, an independent and non-doctrinal think tank based in Brussels. It seeks to contribute to European and global economic policy-making through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and debate.

The Sound of Economics is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

    Financial fragility after #COVID19

    Financial fragility after #COVID19

    In this episode we discuss financial fragility in European households in the time of COVID-19. 

     

    Before the pandemic hit, a substantial share of households reported that they would be unable to handle a financial emergency. In some EU countries, many had savings equivalent to just a few weeks of basic consumption.

     

    Giuseppe is joined by Maria Demertzis, deputy director at Bruegel, and Anna Maria Lusardi, Academic Director of the George Washington University Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center who have authored a paper published by Bruegel (https://www.bruegel.org/2020/07/the-financial-fragility-of-european-households-in-the-time-of-covid-19/) on the topic

    What did they find out, about how households finances have been impacted by the pandemic so far?

    Episode's guests:
    Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel 
    Maria Lusardi, Academic Director of the George Washington University Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center

    Hosted by:
    Giuseppe Porcaro, head of outreach and governance at Bruegel   

    • 28 min
    Redefining Europe’s role after the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Redefining Europe’s role after the Covid-19 Pandemic

    In a special live edition podcast of an event we organised recently with EU3D, we discuss how the current situation brought upon by the pandemic could shift the ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’ debate, whether EU treaty changes are back on on the agenda and what this would imply for the relation of the EU with its closely affiliated non-members.

    Guntram Wolff is joined by Gabriele Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament, John Erik Fossum, Professor at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo and EU3D coordinator Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    One rule to ring them all? Europe's financial markets after Brexit

    One rule to ring them all? Europe's financial markets after Brexit

    The response to COVID crisis necessitates a lot of cash. So will the upcoming green transition. 

    But with Brexit, Europe lost its easy and practical access to the world’s largest financial market. So is today the right time to create a European capital markets union, with only one rule to ring them all; one rule to bind all 27 capital markets in the EU?

    • 26 min
    Reopening: Europe

    Reopening: Europe

    This episode provides a background overview of the impact of the reopening of borders on European value chains, future of work, and innovation.

    • 33 min
    Will COVID-19 boost the euro as a global currency?

    Will COVID-19 boost the euro as a global currency?

    The euro is, by definition an international currency. However, since being established in the late 90s the single currency has always been somewhat less than the sum of it's parts and has yet to challenge the US dollar for global dominance. Its international status declined with the euro crisis of 2008. 
    Could the reform of the institutional setup of the monetary union that many are arguing for in the wake of the covid-19 crisis boost the euro's status as a global currency?
    Episode guests:
    Guntram Wolff, Bruegel Director  
    Alicia Garcia Herrero, senior fellow at Bruegel 
    Grégory Claeys, senior fellow at Bruegel
    Hosted by:
    Giuseppe Porcaro, head of outreach and governance at Bruegel

    • 25 min
    COVID-19’s shock for emerging economies

    COVID-19’s shock for emerging economies

    COVID-19 is by far the biggest challenge policymakers in emerging economies have had to deal with in recent history.

    • 35 min

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The first two episodes have covered important and interesting topics in an enlightening way for the uninitiated and the more knowledgable alike. The insights from Bruegel scholars in this new format are inspiring!

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