Economic Papers

Economic Papers

The Economics Department provides economic analysis and studies to support EIB operations and to help define our positioning, strategy and policy. The Economics Department is a team of 25 economists and staff, under the responsibility of the Director Debora Revoltella.

CESEE Bank Lending Survey H1-2015

Results of the EIB CESEE Bank Lending Survey at the regional and at the single country level for H1-2015.

Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment

This study follows up on our 2013 study on “Banking in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”, with the aim of providing an update on the latest developments and trends in the banking sectors of sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s study discusses the challenges to – and opportunities for – further development of sub-Saharan Africa’s banking sectors, including those related to access to finance, mobile banking and pan-African banks.

Final Report on the Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth in Central and South Eastern Europe

The present final report covers developments under the Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth in Central and South Eastern Europe in the period up to end-December 2014. Under the plan, over 700 projects amounting to EUR 42.7 billion have been signed. Assistance under the JIAP has abundantly exceeded each institution’s target for the whole period, thus demonstrating the unwavering commitment of the three IFIs to the region.

Annual Economics Conference: investing in competitiveness

How can investment support innovation and Europe’s ability to compete? The EIB’s annual Economics Conference on 3 March 2015 explored this question and discussed together with over 100 leading academics, industry representatives and policy-makers, how Europe can invest better in long-term sustainable growth.

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