Working Paper

  • Afghanistan and Colombia, a Common Struggle Against Narcotics

    Giovedì, 8 Giugno, 2017

    Andrea Mancini, Saurabh Sati

    Abstract

    Illicit drug trade is an integral part of the recent history in Afghanistan and Colombia. The past few decades have seen narcotics have severe social, political and economic impact in both countries. This paper outlines the development of the narcotics industries in each country and synthesizes the commonalities that have arisen from this shared phenomenon. It seeks to highlight lessons that Afghanistan and Colombia can learn from each other and concludes with recommendations on a way forward from the current impasse.   

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    65
  • The New Transatlantic Relationship: Between Continuity, Change, and Disillusionment

    Lunedì, 1 Agosto, 2016

    Erik Jones

    Abstract

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    64
  • Long-Term Growth and Debt in Japan and Italy

    Martedì, 12 Luglio, 2016

    Franco Bruni

    Abstract
    Numerous bilateral initiatives, in various cultural, political and economic fields, were organized to celebrate the 150° anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan. Among them, Keio University of Tokyo, jointly with Bocconi University and the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, gathered a conference on “The economics of Italy and Japan: Historical Development and Future Policies for Stability and Growth” (Tokyo, 23 May, 2016).

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    63
  • EU external trade strategy vis-à-vis Asia

    Giovedì, 12 Maggio, 2016

    Alessia Amighini

    Abstract
    As countries participating in 'Factory Asia' grow more integrated with one another, regional trade agreements have flourished in recent years with the ultimate aim of making production networks in the region work as smoothly as possible. It is more and more important for the EU to secure good trade relations with Asia, the most dynamic area in world trade. To this end it must adopt a coherent trade strategy vis-à-vis the different Asian economies participating in regional value chains in which EU companies are significantly and increasingly involved.

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    62
  • Implementation of the EU-Republic of Korea FTA

    Lunedì, 9 Maggio, 2016

    Alessia Amighini

    Abstract

    The EU-Republic of Korea FTA (EU-ROK FTA) has so far been beneficial to both parties, although relatively more so for the EU (as it was already a more open market than South Korea). This has been partly due to the trade liberalisation with the FTA and partly due to macroeconomic factors, such as the slow GDP growth and sluggish demand in the EU, and the Euro depreciation vis-à-vis the Korean Won over the last 5 years. Sectorial developments have also been at work, such as the reduction in Korean output and thus exports in key sectors due to global overcapacity and oversupply, and a cross-border reorganisation of production in sectors that are important in EU–Korea competition. The most important increase in exports from the EU to South Korea has been in transport equipment, more specifically cars and trucks, but the size of the increase is substantially lower than that forecast.

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    61
  • Asia as a New Global Engine: Foreign Trade and Regional Cooperation

    Lunedì, 9 Maggio, 2016

    Alessia Amighini

    Lucia Tajoli

    Rodolfo Helg, Elisa Borghi

    Abstract

    Asia has considerably increased its regional share on world GDP over the past decade, and this trend is expected to continue. It has become the most dynamic region in international trade and the rapid industrialisation of the area can potentially impact the Asian pattern of trade: a doubling of the share of manufactures in world exports is predicted by 2030, while the share of primary products in world imports is expected to rise. Moreover, regional participation on global value chains has substantially expanded, with the leading role of China.

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    60
  • RAstaNEWS - Green Book

    Venerdì, 12 Febbraio, 2016

    RAstaNEWS, edited by ISPI

    The 3-year EU-wide RAstaNEWS project is based upon the premise that rethinking the future of macroeconomic and monetary integration in Europe requires a substantial revision and integration of underlying macroeconomic models, and a new vision about what markets and policymakers can accomplish. In a nutshell, since its inception the project has aimed at providing different but interrelated policy outputs to EU and Eurozone policymakers:

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    59
  • Patterns for Cooperation in the Southern Caucasus Area. Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey - Triangular diplomacy in the shadow of energy strategy

    Domenica, 5 Luglio, 2015

    Carlo Frappi

    Marco Valigi

    Abstract

    The Caucasus has been defined as a “broken region” by both practitioners and scholars. Although the regional “protracted” conflicts clearly represent a stumbling block to the development of inclusive cooperation schemes, nevertheless the “broken region” interpretation seems to hide a Western prejudice – i.e. a tendency to label as inefficient or ruinous any political relations regulated by values and interests different from the Western ones. 

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    58
  • Going regional the Russian way: The Eurasian Economic Union between instrumentalism and global social appropriateness

    Venerdì, 3 Luglio, 2015

    Diana Shendrikova

    In his A Russian idea (1946), the philosopher Nikolay Berdyaev divided Russia’s history in five major epochs: “There is Kiev Russia, Russia during the Tatar invasion, Moscow Russia, Russia of Peter the Great, Soviet Russia. It is possible that there will be some other new Russia. Russia’s historical development has been catastrophic” .

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    57
  • Sicurezza e tribù. Le monarchie del Consiglio di Cooperazione del Golfo nel Medio Oriente instabile

    Mercoledì, 20 Maggio, 2015

    Eleonora Ardemagni

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    56

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