October 11, 2023

A Regulatory Budget Could Grow the Danish GDP by 13,8%

International literature consistently reveals that excessive regulation hampers economic growth. This CEPOS briefing conducted a thorough analysis of 68 studies investigating the link between regulation and growth, with most indicating a negative correlation, signifying that increased regulation impedes economic progress.
November 24, 2021

The Economic Damage Inflicted by Production Taxes

Production taxes in France have long been a contentious issue closely linked to employment and wage growth. France currently sets one of the highest levels of production taxes in the EU, which can be seen as an example of the government’s habitual over-taxation.
January 24, 2018

How to Develop Secondary Markets for Non-performing Loans?

The ECB seeks to increase trading in non-performing loans by reducing the pricing gap between prospective investors and banks. For this to happen, there need to be structural reforms aimed at reducing recovery times, as well as better access to information about loans and debtors. Only when the price offered by investors is in line with the price demanded by banks will we see more activity in distressed debt markets.
November 7, 2017

The Day European Union Governments Spent the Last of Their Annual Revenues

EU central governments use up their resources December 6 on average, 25 days before the end of the year. This is almost seven days later than the year before, representing a significant improvement.
March 1, 2014

Sin Taxes: the Examples of Alcohol and Tobacco

So‐called “sin” taxes are very much in fashion in France and elsewhere. With the aim of reducing “sinful” behaviour and financing the health care system, public authorities are planning to raise the tax load on alcohol and tobacco even higher.