Determinants for the transition from work into retirement in Europe

by Monika Riedel, Helmut Hofer, Birgit Wögerbauer
June, 2015

We use the labor force ad hoc module “transition from work into retirement” to analyze the link between individual as well as pension system characteristics and planned retirement age within the European Union. We find that timing of retirement is correlated between partners who are, already at the stage of retirement planning. In richer countries … Continued

Integrated support for the long-term unemployed: A study of national policies

by Denis Bouget, Hugh Frazer and Eric Marlier, with Ramón Peña-Casas, Bart Vanhercke
June, 2015

Economic Trends in Eastern Europe 2015 Issue 1

by Katalin Nagy, Péter Vakhal, Zoltán Matheika, Gábor Oblath, Éva Palócz, Annamária Pethő
May, 2015

Economic Trends in Eastern Europe is written by the research team of the Kopint-Tárki Economic Research Institute – the same group that has authored the previous 22 volumes of this publication. Each issue provides an analysis of the current economic situation as well as of the specific problems of economic growth and institutional changes in … Continued

Alternatives for Measuring Structural Budgetary Position

by Tero Kuusi
May, 2015

One of the greatest challenges faced by counter-cyclical economic policy lies in recognising the nature of shocks affecting the economy. Economic policy should react to permanent structural shocks in a different manner than to temporary shocks of a cyclical nature. It is often sensible to counteract cyclical challenges by temporarily adjusting public expenditure and debt. … Continued

Social Investment in Europe: A study of national policies

by Denis Bouget, Hugh Frazer, Eric Marlier, Sebastiano Sabato, Bart Vanhercke
April, 2015

Current Account ‘Core-Periphery Dualism’ in the EMU

by Roberta De Santis, Tatiana Cesaroni
March, 2015

Current account dispersion within EU member states has been increasing since the 1990s. Interestingly, the persistent deficits in many peripheral countries have not been accompanied by a significant growth process that is able to stimulate a long-run rebalancing, as neoclassical theory predicts. To shed light on the issue this paper investigates the determinants of eurozone current … Continued