The European Investment Bank (EIB) acts as a catalyst to better understand the challenges of investing in Europe’s economy and meet the financing needs of that investment.
The goal of the EIB Economics Department is to act as a hub for research into investment and investment finance across Europe. We bring together our own research and unique data sources with top-level research all over Europe, providing an entry point for researchers and a platform for dialogue.
We also play a critical role in supporting EIB operations through the analysis of the changing economic context, investment opportunities and risks, helping to define the Bank’s positioning, strategy and policy in Europe and beyond. We work to enhance the Bank’s ability to assess risks and track the impacts of its investments at both micro- and macroeconomic levels.
Bringing together experts and stakeholders across the EU
In focus: Building a smart and green Europe in the COVID-19 era
Europe faces a choice. The recovery from the coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity to transform the European economy so it can thrive in the new, more digital world created by the pandemic. The massive public funds dedicated to the recovery could also be instrumental in limiting climate change and preparing for its impact.
Yet there is also a serious risk. The uncertainties and financial strains created by the pandemic could keep the EU economy from investing the large sums needed for the transformation. The dangers are numerous.
The Investment Report 2020-2021 looks at the toll the pandemic took on European firms’ investment and future plans, as well as their efforts to meet the demands of climate change and the digital revolution.