By publishing papers, our researchers create links to the academic community, sparking discussion and debate on topics of relevance to the ECB. This feeds back into the research conducted by our staff, further strengthening the foundations on which future ECB decisions are made..
All our research products have an editorial board that ensures the research is of high quality. Staff submit their papers and those that meet the required standards are published.
Our working papers share economic research relevant to the ECB’s tasks and functions. We publish them to stimulate discussion.Read our latest working papers
Our discussion papers are working papers on policy relevant topics. They are more broadly accessible and offer a more balanced perspective than the working papers.Read our latest discussion papers
Our occasional papers cover work on subjects related to our main tasks and functions and are aimed at a broad audience that has some prior knowledge of the topic.Have a look at our occasional papers
Legal working papers
Our legal working papers address experts. They aim to stimulate discussion and contribute to the development of the different fields of law relevant to the ECB's work.Read our latest legal working papers
Our statistics papers cover methodological and conceptual issues related to central banking statistics and new statistical topics and techniques.Find out more
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30 June 2022
Organisational structure as a driver of mergers and acquisitions in the European banking sector
30 June 2022
The impact of credit supply shocks in the euro area: market-based financing versus loans