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April 2, 2024

Understanding the Popularity of Populism

When COVID-19 hit, there were three questions on everyone’s minds: what was it, where did it come from, and how do we stop it. European Council President Charles Michel has said that the growing trend of populism is “like a virus”.
February 6, 2024

Q.E.D. Why Politicians Need an Evidence-based Approach to Policy Problems

Poor policymaking has significantly contributed to Europe’s challenges across various fields. Despite politicians’ professed commitment to evidence-based policymaking, the paper highlights how decisions are infected by populism and short-termism.
January 31, 2024

IEM’S PENSIONS REPORT FEATURED IN SUDINFO

According to a study by Nicolas Marques of IEM, the underdevelopment of retirement savings leads to an annual loss of €1,540 per worker and retiree in Belgium. This amounts to a total annual cost of €11 billion and significantly impacts future pensions.
January 31, 2024

SUDINFO SHOWCASE FRANCE’S PENSIONS EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING PAPER

A recent article in Sudinfo leaned heavily on research conducted by Institut économique Molinari. The report found that the undercapitalisation of retirement savings is causing an annual loss of €1,540 per employee and retiree in Belgium. Nicolas Marques, Associate Researcher at IEM discussed how this is an issue for workers too, and how current employees are certain to be affected so long as this trend of under-funding and short-termism continues.
January 27, 2024

FUNDALIB’S JUAN PINA DISCUSSES EPICENTER’S EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING REPORT ON SPANISH RADIO

A recent national radio show featured a discussion with Juan José Toral, Research Manager at Fundalib discussing their new books proposing several significant changes to improve economic freedom. From lifestyle regulation and tax reform to energy generation and pensions, these suggested reforms promise to make real headway into improving Spanish policy.

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EPICENTER publications and contributions from our member think tanks are designed to promote the discussion of economic issues and the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. As with all EPICENTER publications, the views expressed here are those of the author and not EPICENTER or its member think tanks (which have no corporate view).

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EPICENTER publications and contributions from our member think tanks are designed to promote the discussion of economic issues and the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. As with all EPICENTER publications, the views expressed here are those of the author and not EPICENTER or its member think tanks (which have no corporate view).