In this analysis, Ella Kallai and Laurian Lungu look at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Romanian economy. The paper starts by highlighting macroeconomic imbalances that existed prior to the crisis. It then assesses the impact on labor markets and economic sectors underscoring the consequences for public finances and country risk. Finally, the analysis addresses the fundamental issue of restarting the economy in the context of the European Green Deal. This analysis was prepared for the Energy Policy Group (EPG) as part of a European Climate Foundation grant. Download the full analysis (EN) Descărcați analiza (RO)
This research was prepared for the Friedrich Erbert Stiftung in 2017 and focuses on the political and economic setting of Euro adoption in Romania.
Laurian Lungu Ordonanța de urgență 114/2018, adoptată la finele anului trecut, a suscitat multe reacții. În mare parte, acestea s-au concentrat pe impactul și oportunitatea măsurilor propuse în sectoarele vizate, cu precădere cel bancar, al pensiilor private și energetic. Însă, implicațiile textului legislativ sunt mai profunde. În fapt, ordonanța de urgență pare a fi o primă etapă în îndeplinirea unui obiectiv important menționat în programul de guvernare al actualei coaliții, și anume creșterea rolului statului în economie. Totodată, adâncește semnificativ breșa dintre rațiunea economică și cea politică prin ignorarea flagrantă a principiilor economice. Aceste episoade aduc de regulă, în timp, […]
CPAG co-founder Laurian Lungu was a Panel Speaker at the 5th edition of the Foreign Investor Summit organised by Business Review on October 30 – November 1, 2018. The panel discussion topic was “Harnessing Romania’s Growth Future”. Laurian’s talk was centered around the main ideas derived from the “Va Urma” macroeconomic growth project, which he had helped develop together with the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) experts.
CPAG co-founder Laurian was a Panel Speaker at “The Financial Crisis – 10 Years Later” debate, organised by the National Bank of Romania on September 24, 2018.
During the Eurosfat Forum in 2018 Laurian delivered a presentation on the main challenges Romanian and some of the unknowns it will face considering the euro zone itself is going through a difficult period.
Laurian Lungu and Ella Kallai
This paper was prepared for the European Institute in Romania in 2015. Laurian and Ella argued following a thorough analysis, that in joining the Banking Union Romania should adopt a wait and see strategy and carefully weigh the pros and cons.
Laurian Lungu, 2012
The primary aim of this paper is to look at the potential consequences an increase in the EU budget would have onto the size of the domestic budget deficits. As the simulations in this paper show, if the EU budget for the 2014-2020 period was adopted in the current form put forward by the European Commisson,
Laurian Lungu, 2012
This paper looks at main dynamics regarding Romania’s debt and budget deficits and tries to estimate the structural adjustments needed to put them on a sustainable path.
Ella Viktoria Kállai, Laurian Lungu and Daniel Daianu, 2012