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  • About the Author: Ilaria Maselli

    Ilaria Maselli has been the senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board since March 2016. Maselli monitors the monthly business cycle of the European economy and contributes analysis to The Co…

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04 Dec. 2020 | Comments (0)
Comparing the economic impact of the spring and fall lockdowns in Europe
Most European countries went into a second lockdown in November. How will this lockdown impact economic growth, jobs and business confidence? The shor…

11 May. 2020 | Comments (0)
We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked …

16 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
Vive la France: a government system to save jobs by temporarily furloughing workers
Unemployment insurance claims soared by over 16 million in the US in the last two weeks of March and the first week of April. There are no comparable …

18 Sep. 2018 | Comments (0)
The Risk of a UK Recession is Growing
Continued uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations is not helping. Unemployment in the UK now stands at its lowest level in four decades. …

13 Jul. 2018 | Comments (0)
Recession Signals from the UK Leading Economic Index
Is a recession on the horizon in the UK? The short answer to this question is: yes. The probability of a recession in the near term has risen substant…

09 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
Tariffs or no tariffs, the pickup in global trade won’t last
Slow trade growth will be the dominant feature of the world economy in the coming decade, not because of the latest tariff dispute between the US and …

29 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
Three Trump Actions That Could Rattle Europe's Economy
While no longer fashionable in the popular discourse, trade has been a key engine of prosperity. Relations across the Atlantic have been solid and dee…

14 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
Italy says no, Renzi resigns, what to know about the Italian referendum
This blog was written by Ilaria Maselli, Brian Schaitkin, and Klaas de Vries. Asked whether they agree or not with a set of changes to the Constitu…

17 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
Young Brit studying in Belgium? Old Brit retired to France? EU citizen working in the UK? Brexit will harm you.
With only one week to go, the June 23 vote on the UK’s membership of the European Union is important not only for UK citizens and the British economy,…

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