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FMG's Simeon Djankov on Europe’s Growth Challenges

Simeon Djankov has addressed Europe's Growth Challenges in a series of interviews and a public lecture at Aarhus University. Addressing issues including tech, European Energy Union, pensions and tax, Dr Djankov proposes a series of measures to improve European Growth.

Watch the full event video / download presentation slides article: Slow Growth Hangs over Europe

Bø article: Europe's Waning Competitiveness

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Media articles by FMG staff   

Stress testing and macroprudential regulation: A transatlantic assessment, May 2016

Since the onset of the Global Crisis in 2007-08, stress testing has emerged as a major component of the supervisory toolkit. Professor Ron Anderson presents the perspectives of policymakers, stress test designers and academics on the remarkable development of a tool which ten years ago was little known. Read more.


In the news 

Breaking the 'curse of the benchmarks'

Irish Times, April 2016

Institutional investors’ obsession with short-term performance means money managers are engaging in activity that is “not merely superfluous but wealth-destroying”, causing bubbles, crashes and financial market dysfunction. So says former fund manager Dr Paul Woolley of the FMG.