Good news for those on this side of the pond - about two dozen leading European economists have decided to set up their own 'policy portal'
group blog: VoxEU.org The organisers explain:
VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites, including the Italian site LaVoce (which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start, www.LaVoce.info), the French site Telos (www.telos-eu.com), and the Spanish site Sociedad Abierta.
Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business.
Although it has only been up-and-running for a few weeks, there are already a dozen or so new posts and about two dozen older pieces (often translations). Here's a sample:
* Should Europe care about global imbalances? by Philip Lane and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti
* Migration and welfare, byTito Boeri
* The US-Europe income gap: Is it for real? Alberto Alesina, Guido Tabellini
* The fuss about foreign exchange reserves accumulation, by Charles Wyplosz
* Is enlargement unlimited? by Richard Baldwin
This is a very welcome initiative. Thanks CEPR!