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Monthly Report No. 12/2019

Alexandra Bykova (), Mohammad Mahdi Ghodsi (), Philipp Heimberger () and Stefan Jestl

No 2019-12, wiiw Monthly Reports from The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw

Abstract: Chart of the month Gender gap in digital skills in European countries by Alexandra Bykova Opinion Corner Iran-US negotiations are now likelier than before by Mahdi Ghodsi Iran’s new readiness to negotiate with the US is partly due to the recent social unrest – an indirect consequence of the US sanctions. Ahead of possible negotiations, it has resumed some nuclear activities beyond the limitations of the JCPOA deal in order to improve its bargaining chips. A new deal between Iran and the US may ultimately benefit the political careers of both Hassan Rouhani and Donald Trump. Globalisation and inequality more than just a spurious correlation? by Stefan Jestl In recent years, globalisation has been under attack. Even though it has brought with it a boost in economic development globally since the 1980s, it is increasingly blamed for contributing to widening income inequality, in particular within advanced economies. Italy's crisis the fault line of the euro area by Philipp Heimberger Italy has been spared the initiation of an excessive deficit procedure due to the violation of EU budget rules for the time being. However, it is to be expected that the dispute between the Italian authorities and the European Commission over Italy’s fiscal policy will enter a new round in the foreseeable future against the background of Italy's on-going economic malaise – with great significance for the rest of the euro area. Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe

Keywords: digital skills; gender gap; nuclear programme; economic sanctions; JCPOA; globalisation; wage inequality; Gini coefficient; fiscal policy; public debt; optimal currency area (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages including 27 Figures
Date: 2019-12
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