EPICENTER in the Media

December 5, 2023

FRANCE’S INEFFICIENT AND UNDERPERFORMING EDUCATION SYSTEM SHOWCASED BY THE VEILLE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNOLOGIQUE

The inefficiency in French education and training costs 16 billion euros annually, as revealed by a study from the Molinari Economics Institute. The institute compares cost-effectiveness across 30 European countries in primary, secondary, and higher education systems.
December 5, 2023

LE FIGARO SHOWCASE OUR PENSIONS EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING PAPER

The joint study between IEM and Le Figaro features in this article written by Maria-Cécile Renault. It explores the underutilisation of pension capitalisation in France as a means to enhance retirement benefits. It discusses the potential benefits of implementing a capitalisation system and highlights the current challenges and limitations within the French pension landscape.
December 5, 2023

L’EXPRESS SHOWCASE FRANCE’S EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING EDUCATION PAPER

The article, authored by Béatrice Mathieu, discusses the inefficiency of French education spending in light of the recent OECD survey showing a decline in French students’ performance. The Socialist Party attributed the decline to “10 years of right-wing governance,” following the release of the study.
December 5, 2023

NICOLAS MARQUES FEATURES IN FRANCE’S ‘ECONOMIE MATIN’

The report by Nicolas Marques, Director General of the IEM, highlights the deep crisis in retirement savings across Europe, particularly in France, due to reliance on the pay-as-you-go system. With an increasing demographic imbalance, transitioning to a three-pillar retirement system including capitalisation, as suggested by the World Bank in 1994, is emphasised as a necessary step for resilience.
December 5, 2023

ADAM BARTHA COMMENTS IN NOUVELLES DUJOUR

The report by Nicolas Marques, Director General of IEM, highlights a deep-seated retirement savings crisis in Europe, particularly in France, where the deficit in retirement savings reached 32% of annual GDP in 2021, amounting to a loss of €80 billion. The report suggests implementing collective capitalization for all private sector employees, similar to the model followed by some public sector employees like pharmacists, as a solution to enhance retirement savings and address the systemic issue.
December 4, 2023

DVS CZECHIA FEATURE OUR Q.E.D. PAPER’S AGRICULTURE FINDINGS

The Journal of Public Administration presented findings from The Liberal Institute advocating for the complete elimination or significant reduction of agricultural subsidies in the Czech Republic, redirecting EU subsidies towards greater automation and robotics in Czech agriculture to boost productivity. Authored by economist Jan Šincl, the report is part of a coordinated EPICENTER effort.
December 4, 2023

IBL’S CARLO STAGNARO WRITES IN ITALY’S IL FOGLIO

The article by Carlo Stagnaro, Director of Istituto Bruno Leoni examines how Italian politicians and media outlets have portrayed the liberalisation of the electricity market, contrasting various viewpoints. It clarifies the upcoming changes in the energy market, highlighting the role of competitive bidding for new electricity suppliers, aiming to provide improved conditions for approximately 5 million non-vulnerable domestic customers.
October 18, 2023

ADAM BARTHA COMMENTS IN EXPRESSO

Following Poland’s 2023 elections, our director, Adam Bartha, commented in Expresso on what Donald Tusk’s return signifies. In it, Adam argued that an opportunity has arisen for Poland to strengthen its European leadership amidst challenges in the EU. Therefore, Tusk must prioritise liberalising reforms, preserving the rule of law, and maintaining a pro-EU, pro-NATO foreign policy.
October 8, 2023

CEPOS’ OTTO BRONS-PETERSEN FEATURED IN LIBERAL MARKETS!

Recently, Otto, head of economic research at CEPOS, authored an article in Greece’s ‘Liberal’ media outlet. The piece delves into the crucial topic of gender equality, explored through the lens of Nobel Prize in Economics winner Claudia Goldin. In it, Otto emphasises our commitment to safeguarding liberal values in the face of calls to ‘positively’ discriminate in labour markets.