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Single Market Economy Papers

This collection will encompass the evidence-based analytical papers of this Commission department, at times in collaboration with others, The Chief Economist Team is responsible for the series’ publication, including the peer review of the papers.


Publication date
7 March 2022 (Last updated on: 27 March 2024)
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs


Disclaimer: Views expressed in the Single Market Economic Papers are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the European Commission.


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  • Eleonora Cavallaro, Ilaria Villani

WP2024/21 - This paper focuses on the structural features of financial systems and builds an index to benchmark EU financial systems against their potential to enhance resilient growth and international risk sharing.

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  • Loick Dubois, Jean-Guillaume Sahuc, Gauthier Vermandel

WP2024/20 - This paper studies the general equilibrium effects of carbon permit banking during the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

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  • Mario Holzner

WP2024/17 - This essay suggests that there is a need for a Catalytic Industrial Policy (CIP) aimed at maximising positive outcomes on three axes at the same time – the green, the digital and the social – in order to speed up their realisation.

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  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Federico Bartalucci

WP2023/16 - This paper presents an analytical framework for identifying and assessing the regional impacts of the green transition.

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  • Rebecca Freeman, Kalina Manova, Thomas Prayer, Thomas Sampson

WP2022/12 - This paper studies the impact of Brexit on the UK’s trade with the EU, relative to its trade with the rest of the world.

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  • Teresa Messner, Fabio Rumler, Georg Strasser

WP2022/11 - (Why) do prices and inflation rates differ within the euro area? This paper studies the relevance of a national border between Austria and Germany for grocery prices, and finds large assortment and price differences between these two regions.

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  • Tommaso Bighelli, Matthias Mertens, Filippo Di Mauro, Marc J. Melitz

WP2022/09 - This paper derives a European Herfindahl–Hirschman concentration index from 15 micro-aggregated country datasets. It finds that changes in concentration in Europe are positively associated with changes in productivity and allocative efficiency.

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  • Tommaso Crescioli, Angelo Martelli

WP2022/08 - Has the Euro created a more competitive market? Using a staggered difference-in-differences design, this paper finds that the Euro has increased firm-level market power between 23% and 30%, after its adoption.

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  • Frank Vandermeeren

WP2022/05 - This note provides an analytical contribution on the state of the single market 30 years after its establishment and the role of the single market as driver of EU resilience. It assesses developments in goods and services integration.

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  • Francesco Di-Comite, Paolo Pasimeni

WP2022/04 - This paper analyses the economic implications for the European Union (EU) of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and of the following developments.

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  • Afonso Amaral, Wiliam Connell García, Francesco Di-Comite, Cristina Herghelegiu

WP2022/03 - This paper proposes an indicator-based mechanism to monitor the evolution of supply chains in the EU and identify their distress.

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  • Florence Benoit, Wiliam Connell García, Cristina Herghelegiu, Paolo Pasimeni

WP 2022/01 - This first issue of the Directorate-General for Internal Market's Single Market Economic Papers series presents a methodology to detect and analyse supply chain disruptions.