Prensa Opening Session of the Economics Course. Soria: ‘Employment needed in Spain has to come from the industrial sector’

The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, spoke this afternoon at the opening of the Economics course of the 2015 FAES Campus, where he reviewed the growth benefits of the industrial and energy policies developed by the Government in its current term in office. Introduced by the Director of Economics and Public Policy at FAES, Miguel Marin, Soria recalled that ‘today Spain is the fastest growing economy in the entire eurozone’

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (VI).Consequences and Causes of Inflation Differentials

In the previous instalment we saw how, throughout the period of expansion, Spain had maintained a positive inflation differential with its main trading partners, while it turned negative with the advent of the crisis, especially when energy was eliminated from the inflation calculation. The reason is that our country has a high external dependence as far as energy is concerned, so the evolution of energy prices is highly conditioned by the evolution of international prices.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (V). Improvements in Competitiveness through Prices 

So far, we have seen how inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organizational changes that have characterized the Spanish economy have marked its lag in productivity and its losses in competitiveness. In addition, a productive structure based on labour-intensive sectors, coupled with the diversity of employment contracts in our country and labour market regulations, too overprotective of permanent workers, have pushed companies to choose temporary employment, the redundancy costs of which are, for the employer, much lower.

Prensa II MESA DE ECONOMÍA FAES | ‘Grecia y el futuro del euro’

/13.02.15/.- The FAES Foundation has celebrated the second edition of its ‘Economy Table’, on the subject of Greece and the future of the Euro, attended by the director of the Chair in International Finance System at the IE Business School, Fernando Fernández, and the Chief Economist of CEMEX, Manuel Balmaseda. Moderated by the director of Economy and Public Policy of FAES Foundation, Miguel Marín, they have exchanged views about the potential evolution of the negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone; the consequences for Spain and the monetary union of an eventual Greek euro exit, and the lessons that should be learned from the Greek crisis.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (IV). Labour Costs and Improved Competitiveness

As we argued in the previous instalment, inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organisational changes that have characterised the Spanish economy, as a result of our productive specialisation, have marked its delay in productivity and losses in competitiveness. And while the restructuring of the productive sectors as a consequence of the crisis, with weight losses both in terms of production and in terms of low-skilled labour intensive sectors, have helped to recover part of competitiveness, the fact is that increased productivity, while an important factor that can help to remain competitive in the long run, is just one of the factors that can explain this improvement, especially when you consider that it has been slow. So we must ask...

Prensa 'Reforms Required to Continue Progressing Towards Full Employment' and more

Jaime García-Legaz: Las necesarias reformas para continuar hacia el pleno empleo Alberto Carnero:La Europa reunificada como parte de la comunidad atlántica EspañolJavier Zarzalejos: Reforma constitucional: ¿hay alguien ahí? Miguel Ángel Cortés: La excepción cultural: antidemocrática y perjudicial para la cultura en español 

Prensa Opening Session of the Economics Course. Soria: ‘Employment needed in Spain has to come from the industrial sector’

06.29.2015. The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, spoke this afternoon at the opening of the Economics course of the 2015 FAES Campus, where he reviewed the growth benefits of the industrial and energy policies developed by the Government in its current term in office. Introduced by the Director of Economics and Public Policy at FAES, Miguel Marin, Soria recalled that ‘today Spain is the fastest growing economy in the entire eurozone’

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (VI).Consequences and Causes of Inflation Differentials

03.11.2015. In the previous instalment we saw how, throughout the period of expansion, Spain had maintained a positive inflation differential with its main trading partners, while it turned negative with the advent of the crisis, especially when energy was eliminated from the inflation calculation. The reason is that our country has a high external dependence as far as energy is concerned, so the evolution of energy prices is highly conditioned by the evolution of international prices.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (V). Improvements in Competitiveness through Prices 

03.04.2015. So far, we have seen how inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organizational changes that have characterized the Spanish economy have marked its lag in productivity and its losses in competitiveness. In addition, a productive structure based on labour-intensive sectors, coupled with the diversity of employment contracts in our country and labour market regulations, too overprotective of permanent workers, have pushed companies to choose temporary employment, the redundancy costs of which are, for the employer, much lower.

Prensa II MESA DE ECONOMÍA FAES | ‘Grecia y el futuro del euro’

02.13.2015.  The FAES Foundation has celebrated the second edition of its ‘Economy Table’, on the subject of Greece and the future of the Euro, attended by the director of the Chair in International Finance System at the IE Business School, Fernando Fernández, and the Chief Economist of CEMEX, Manuel Balmaseda. Moderated by the director of Economy and Public Policy of FAES Foundation, Miguel Marín, they have exchanged views about the potential evolution of the negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone; the consequences for Spain and the monetary union of an eventual Greek euro exit, and the lessons that should be learned from the Greek crisis.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (IV). Labour Costs and Improved Competitiveness

01.21.2015. As we argued in the previous instalment, inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organisational changes that have characterised the Spanish economy, as a result of our productive specialisation, have marked its delay in productivity and losses in competitiveness. And while the restructuring of the productive sectors as a consequence of the crisis, with weight losses both in terms of production and in terms of low-skilled labour intensive sectors, have helped to recover part of competitiveness, the fact is that increased productivity, while an important factor that can help to remain competitive in the long run, is just one of the factors that can explain this improvement, especially when you consider that it has been slow. So we must ask...

Publicaciones 'Reforms Required to Continue Progressing Towards Full Employment' and more

09.01.2004. Jaime García-Legaz: Las necesarias reformas para continuar hacia el pleno empleo Alberto Carnero:La Europa reunificada como parte de la comunidad atlántica EspañolJavier Zarzalejos: Reforma constitucional: ¿hay alguien ahí? Miguel Ángel Cortés: La excepción cultural: antidemocrática y perjudicial para la cultura en español