Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Unlocking Europe’s Piggy Bank

Corporate Saving, Labor Power and Policies for Investment

2019, 12 Pages (PDF)

Free of charge


European companies invest too little. Instead, firms increasingly retain profits and build up large savings which contributes to low growth, rising inequality and financial instability. Boosting private investment, therefore, has become main priority for the new Commission. Based on new empirical evidence this policy paper by Nils Redeker proposes a novel strategy to achieve this goal: strengthening the bargaining position of Labor.

  • 2019, 12 Pages (PDF)

    Free of charge


Dr. Katharina Gnath
Nils Redeker