Sander Tordoir

Sander Tordoir

Senior economist
Areas of expertise 

Eurozone monetary and fiscal policy, the institutional architecture of EMU, European integration and Germany’s role in the EU.

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Delors, Schäuble and Europe's misdiagnosed competitiveness problem

Delors, Schäuble and Europe's misdiagnosed competitiveness problem

30 January 2024
European Commission President Jacques Delors and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble left their mark on the European project. Their thinking can still help Europe out of its current geo-economic predicament. 
Europe should boost the Bretton Woods institutions

Europe should boost the Bretton Woods institutions

01 December 2023
The EU should reinforce the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to stave off a destabilising financing crunch for many emerging and developing economies.
Has the IMF’s lending become too expensive for its own good? The case for a lending rate cap

Has the IMF’s lending become too expensive for its own good? The case for a lending rate cap

29 September 2023
The IMF risks losing relevance as multilateral provider of bailouts to countries in debt distress.
State of the Union: From Putin's war to a trade war?

State of the Union: From Putin's war to a trade war?

26 September 2023
If she wants the EU to be greener, fairer, and more resilient, Ursula von der Leyen, or whoever comes next, should stay away from trade spats and support a more ambitious industrial policy instead.
Germany needs a new growth model

Germany needs a new growth model

30 June 2023
Berlin should fundamentally reset its growth strategy, rather than clinging to a failing model of industrial export corporatism.

Europe can withstand American and Chinese subsidies for green tech

12 June 2023
European policy-makers are fretting about subsidised green tech imports from the US and China. But shipping costs are increasingly discouraging imports of these goods from faraway countries.

Why the EU can be tougher on China

30 May 2023
EU policy-makers have dithered over their approach to China and Taiwan. They must persuade Beijing that the economic consequences of an invasion would hurt China, but be bearable for the EU.  
Five proposals for enforceable EU fiscal rules

Five proposals for enforceable EU fiscal rules

17 April 2023
As the EU reforms its fiscal rules it risks repeating past mistakes. The EU should couple Commission discretion with stronger enforcement mechanisms to get member-states to follow debt reduction plans.

Ditchley conference report: Macroeconomics in a time of pandemic and war

24 February 2023
In November, the CER held its annual economics conference on the macroeconomic consequences of the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

A year of war in Europe: The balance sheet

22 February 2023
Since Russia attacked Ukraine, the CER has tracked the war’s effect on the protagonists, the EU, NATO and other powers. What conclusions can be drawn from the past year?

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