Projects for Economy and Finance

  • January 2012 - December 2013

    SHARAKA Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in EU-GCC Relations


  • February 2011 - December 2011

    The Role of the EU Budget in Promoting Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    The aim of the study is to examine and develop proposals to reform the EU budget in line with the flagship objectives of the EU 2020 strategy. A task force will run concurrently with this study.


  • February 2011 - October 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Financial Services

    CEPS has been retained by the European Parliament to provide it with independent expert advice on a variety of current and emerging issues connected to its work. Expertise could be requested on banking, insurance, securities and consumer protection in financial services.


  • February 2011 - January 2015

    Employment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market (NEUJOBS)

    NEUJOBS is a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project consists of 29 partners and 23 WPs. NEUJOBS objective is to analyse likely future developments in the European labour market(s), in view of four major transitions that will impact employment and European societies in general. What are these transitions?

  • February 2011 - January 2013

    Macro and Financial Crisis Management in the South Mediterranean Countries: Lessons and Prospects

    The main aim of this study is to monitor the actual effects of the global financial crisis in the Couth Mediterranean region and to provide a deep analysis of the post-crisis era, viability of exit strategies and the future of reforms in the region. CEPS is collaborating with researchers in the region.


  • January 2011 - August 2011

    Is the Europe 2020 Strategy Capable of Maintaining the EU's Competitiveness in the World?

    This study analyzes analyses the five main dimensions in the Europe 2020 strategy, which include the main targets in innovation, employment, education, energy and climate change and poverty reduction.

  • January 2011 - January 2014

    On the Sustainability of Public Finances in Belgium (BEL-DEBT)

    Since the onset of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe in early 2010, developments in the public debt of Eurozone countries have been closely followed by financial markets. Belgium, one of the countries in Europe with the highest level of debt relative to GDP, has not been an exception.

  • January 2011 - October 2011

    Study on the Application of Directive 2004/25/EC on Takeover Bids

    This study will cover both an analysis of its legal implementation and its application in the market, featuring the perception of stakeholders. It will also compare the Directive's obligations with similar ones in major third countries and survey the control structures and barriers to takeover bids that are not covered by the Directive. This study is led by Marccus Partners (Mazars). Within CEPS, Diego Valiante and Mirzha de Manuel are conducting the analysis of the Directive and its impact from an economic point of view.


  • December 2010 - March 2011

    Screening of the European Banking Sector

    This project collected data to distinguish between the business models of the most prominent banks in the EU. Using the collected data, the study sought to highlight existing weaknesses associated with each model. The aim was to assess whether the recent reforms in the financial sector will effectively address some of these weaknesses inherent in some models without hampering the banks’ capacity to continue serving their main functions as financial intermediaries.
    Funded by: Green Group of the European Parliament


  • November 2010 - October 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Economic and Monetary Affairs

    CEPS has been retained by the European Parliament to provide it with independent expert advice on a variety of current and emerging issues connected to its work. Advice could be sought on the following: economic policy in the EU in general; monetary policy and the functioning of the EMU; fiscal policy, especially related to coordination aspects in EMU; economic governance, especially global, EU and eurozone governance; the international monetary and financial system.