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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Trade flows in the age of automation

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.

Report by Jack Daly, Nick Brown

Economy & Business Internet of Things

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

De-escalating tariff threats could jumpstart US–EU trade ties and support post-COVID 19 economic recovery

Instead of imposing additional tariffs now, the Trump administration should attempt to ease the trade tensions with the EU ahead of the WTO’s ruling this fall on US subsidies, which will likely entitle the European Commission to impose tariffs on a similar magnitude of US products.

New Atlanticist by Ole Moehr

European Union International Markets

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

How much money is the G20 spending?

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Center

China Economy & Business

Ole Moehr serves as an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. In this capacity, he manages the Council’s flagship Economic Sanctions Initiative and coordinates research on global trade, growth, and finance. As editor of the EconoGraphic blog, which visualizes complex economic and political ideas in a compelling and intuitive fashion, Mr. Moehr delivers the Council’s timely take on important issues pertaining to the global economy.  Mr. Moehr’s project portfolio includes work on digital policy, infrastructure investment, global value chains, the EU’s economic architecture, and inclusive economic growth.

Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Moehr served as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He holds a master’s degree in international economics from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in global governance and public policy from the University of Passau in Germany.