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Why does the health of the banking sector matter?

The JRC develops mathematical models and computational tools that assist the European Commission in taking informed policy decisions to ensure financial stability. This demo illustrates the complexity of the EU banking sector and shows how EU legislative measures can reduce the costs of possible future financial crises for the tax payers. It highlights the role of science in designing and assessing policy initiatives before they are put in place.

Scientific support for financial stability

Since the beginning of the financial crisis the European Commission has made several propositions to help tackle two pressing challenges: the need to simultaneously restore financial stability and boost economic growth. The JRC develops scientific models and methods to assist the Commission and EU member states in taking informed policy decisions in these fields. (November 2012)