Growth for Europe - Is the Juncker Plan the answer?

20 March 2015
Jan David Schneider (Research Master Student in Quantitative Economics at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management)

In November 2014, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker submitted a long-awaited proposal for a European Investment Plan that aims to stimulate private investment, which will - hopefully - break the vicious cycle of continued low growth and high unemployment in Europe. But there are doubts whether the Plan can live it up to its potential. In this Discussion Paper, Jan David Schneider presents a number of proposals that could improve the impact of the Plan, and discusses the hurdles that will have to be overcome before it can deliver growth and jobs in Europe.

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