Projects for Economy and Finance

  • Prospective Analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO)

    MEDPRO is a network of 17 research institutes (100 researchers) from both shores of the Mediterranean funded under the FP7, of which CEPS is the leader. The project aims to undertake a deep foresight analysis of the development issues in eleven countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean participating in the Barcelona process and in the Union for the Mediterranean. The project will undertake an analysis of the current state and prospective development in main areas of socio-economic development: Geopolitics and governance; demography, ageing, migration, health and gender issues; sustainable development, management of resources, adaptation to global warming; energy and climate change mitigation; economic development, trade and investment; financial services and capital markets and human capital, education and development of skills. It will then bring the partial foresight analyses in these areas into a broader framework of quantitative general equilibrium modelling, and be completed with qualitative scenarios for regional and broader integration within the region and with the EU and policy conclusions for the EU approach.

  • March 2010 - February 2013

    The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity (SERVICEGAP)

     The project will consider the academic and policy concerns that arise from the increasing importance of the market service sector and the crucial role it appears to play for differential economic performance between industrialised countries. It will do so through examining developments in productivity and its drivers within market services, linkages between services and manufacturing industries, innovation in delivery and types of services and international relationships. The overall objective of this research is to produce a comprehensive study on the impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, especially the US. CEPS, in particular, will contribute by analyzing the impact of intangible capital to labour productivity within the service sector, as well as an analysis of the internationalization of the service sector.

  • March 2010 - July 2010

    INREV and the EU Regulatory Framework for Real Estate Investment Funds

    The objective of this study is to review the current regulatory framework and its decision-making process and to assess the role of industry associations in this context.


  • January 2010 - December 2012

    Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors (INDICSER)

    The INDICSER project will identify and develop the indicators of service sectors required by the academic and policy community in attempting to understand economic developments in these sectors and their impact on aggregate growth. Therefore, the main objective of the INDICSER project is to develop indicators which are able to provide information on the determinants of growth in service sectors in the European Union. The INDICSER project will explore indicators in two broad groups, indicators for market services and indicators for non-market services, reflecting the very different measurement issues and states of development in the two. CEPS, in particular, will contribute by developing indicators for intangible capital, health care and education sectors.

  • November 2009 - September 2013

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Foreign Policy with a focus on the Southern Mediterranean and Greater Middle East

    CEPS is a member of a consortium led by SOFRECO, and with CIDOB and ICMPD. Areas covered by this lot include European Neighbourhood Policy in the southern Mediterranean; EU bilateral and multilateral relations with the Mediterranean and Middle East; Barcelona Process.


  • September 2009 - July 2010

    The Future Global Reserve System - An Asian Perspective

    As a member of the International Monetary Working Group (IMWG), Daniel Gros assisted and supported the International Monetary Advisory Group (IMAG) in reviewing and identifying the current trends, new initiatives and significant issues related to the development and reform of the global reserve system and to make recommendations to promote monetary stability and global economic development in the coming years.


  • August 2009 - May 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament in Monetary and Economic Policies

    Daniel Gros has been selected to provide independent expert advice to the Monetary Dialogue of the European Parliament with the European Central Bank.


  • March 2009 - March 2010

    Convergence of Banking Sector Regulations and its Impact on Bank Performances and Growth: The Case for Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

    This study compared the banking sector regulations in four Southern Mediterranean countries, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, to the international standards and most notably the EU’s Mediterranean members. It aimed to assess the extent of convergence between these systems and to distinguish between different regulatory and supervisory practices in their contribution to bank performance and economic growth.


  • January 2009 - April 2009

    Data Collection for Prices of Current Accounts Provided to Consumers

    CEPS contributed to the collection and analysis of data on current accounts across Europe.


  • January 2009 - October 2009

    Who can be Trusted after this Financial Crisis?

     Trust on the part of citizens in public institutions and in particular in the financial system must have been damaged by the financial crisis. Research has shown that trust and approval of the market economy are an important ingredient in shaping policy. One key question is now to what extent has trust in both markets and institutions been damaged by the crisis and what consequences could one expect from this. Calls for tighter regulation, not only for financial markets, are now appearing almost everywhere. Is a new ‘public interventionism’ unavoidable? Will it actually lead to better regulation?