• Policy brief by Katinka Barysch, 26 April 2013

    The working time directive has had limited impact on British business. It has caused trouble in hospitals partly because the NHS relies so heavily on junior doctors.

  • Insight by Simon Tilford, 25 April 2013

    Despite the overwhelming weight of evidence, both empirical and theoretical, many policy-makers will continue to trot out Margaret Thatcher's favourite line: there is no alternative.

  • Insight by Katinka Barysch, 19 April 2013

    The euro crisis is fuelling populism but it is not the only reason. Italy and Greece are special cases. Political uncertainty would prevail without austerity.

  • Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 25 March 2013

    Many economists have been accused of being too gloomy about the euro because they underestimate the degree of political commitment that eurozone countries have made to the euro.

  • Essay by Philip Whyte, 22 March 2013

    Leaving the EU would not resolve Britain's economic difficulties, which are mostly home-grown. However, it could turn Britain into a more closed economy.

  • Opinion piece by Katinka Barysch
    Prospect, 20 March 2013

    In his big European speech on 23rd January, David Cameron said he wanted radical reform of the European Union or, failing that, a series of unilateral opt-outs.

  • Review article by John Springford, 15 March 2013

    There is no threshold beyond which the removal of trade barriers becomes ineffective, at least in economic terms. Barriers to trade are numerous, and eliminating them is a potentially limitless process.

  • Insight by Philip Whyte, 20 February 2013

    The EU and the US would benefit from freeing up transatlantic commerce. To succeed, they must agree some rules of engagement and stick to them.