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Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | 06/11/2013

Europe lacks desire for growth

The Eurozone's economy will grow by 1.1 percent next year according to EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn - 0.1 percentage points less than had been predicted in the spring. This is hardly surprising since growth isn't at the top of the political agenda right now, laments economist Jean Pisani-Ferry in the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore: "The EU and regional governments prefer to pay lip service instead of working out an effective strategy for economic recovery. ... To end the current stagnation and develop the economic potential Europe needs a new package that tackles falling demand, the barriers to raising productivity and the quality of economic growth. Designing and implementing such a package is not impossible - various elements are already available. What is lacking is a political platform on which the necessary debate about growth can take shape. It's urgently needed."

Jornal de Negócios - Portugal | 24/06/2010

G20 meetings major test of strength

The G20 meetings scheduled for this month will mark the moment when the major actors of the world economy switch from economic stimulation to austerity measures, French economist Jean Pisani-Ferry writes in the business newspaper Jornal de Negócios: "Not everyone agrees. Before the meeting in Busan [South Korea] US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned against 'a general, undifferentiated move to pull forward consolidation plans' and emphasized that we should proceed 'in step with the strengthening of the private sector recovery.' But Geithner's warning fell on deaf ears among other finance ministers. ... Instead of overcoming challenges together like they did in 2009, the members of the G20 will have to tackle the problem of drifting apart. For an institution that showed that it could respond effectively in a crisis, but still has to prove that it can deal with this new phase in the world economy, this will be a major test of its ability to shoulder the burden. The Toronto summit offers a first opportunity to find out how well the G20 is able to adapt to new conditions."

Financial Times - United Kingdom | 23/08/2006

Jean Pisani-Ferry thinks EU must invest more in higher education

Europe must boost its knowledge base, according to Jean Pisani-Ferry, director of Bruegel, a Brussels-based think-tank. His main finding - that "the average EU adult is significantly less educated then counterparts in other industrialised countries" - is based on comparative data compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and by Harvard and Korea Universities. "A large part of the EU population has completed only primary education and less than 20 % (against 40 % in the US or Japan) has reached tertiary level. ... Europe's prosperity will not last if it does not address its underinvestment in human capital. With roughly as much public money and much less private money going to education than in the US, and significantly fewer outstanding educational institutions, it can expect a slow but inexorable erosion of the basis of its prosperity."

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