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New AtlanticistDec 21, 2021
By the numbers: The global economy in 2021
By GeoEconomics Center
As the year comes to a close, our GeoEconomics Center experts explore the numbers behind the headlines that best capture the shape of the global economy in 2021—and what lies in store for 2022.
New AtlanticistDec 22, 2020
The global economy in 2020, by the numbers
By GeoEconomics Center
The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.
ReportSep 18, 2020
Trade flows in the age of automation
By Jack Daly, Nick Brown
Innovative digital technologies will alter global value chains (GVCs) in the decade following COVID-19. As new technology re-shapes the nature of services trade, entire value chains will be disrupted. With trade in services growing 60 percent faster than that of goods, it is clear that the impact of new digital technologies will be widespread.
Bart Oosterveld was a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and was director of the Global Business & Economics Program until December 2019. In the latter capacity, he led the Council’s work on global trade, growth, and finance, including the Council’s flagship EuroGrowth and Economic Sanctions initiatives.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in November 2017, Mr. Oosterveld worked at Moody’s Investors Service for almost two decades. In his most recent role as chief credit officer, Mr. Oosterveld was responsible for the credit strategy in the Americas across all asset classes. Between 2010 and 2014, Mr. Oosterveld served as the rating agency’s global head of sovereign ratings. Among other positions, he served as chair of the company’s Macroboard, its chief credit officer for governmental ratings, as well as management representative to the Moody’s Corporation’s board of directors.
Mr. Oosterveld graduated with degrees in the philosophy of law and the history of Spanish literature from the University of Amsterdam. He holds master’s degrees in public policy from Columbia University and in economics from Georgetown University. He speaks Dutch, Spanish, English, German and French.