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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.
New AtlanticistJul 21, 2020
To pave the way for a sustainable recovery, show the data
By Valerie Rouxel-Laxton
There is a disconnect between a continued focus on traditional metrics judging economic growth on the one hand and the absence of sustainability metrics being presented to policymakers
New AtlanticistMay 30, 2019
What will it take to reconcile Europeans with their own parliament?
By Valerie Rouxel-Laxton
This year's European parliamentary elections, rather than being about the “European project,” played a role in exposing the dividing lines on policy choices made at the European level.
Valerie Rouxel-Laxton specializes in international economic issues, European integration, economic policies, and global governance. She recently headed the Economic and Financial Affairs section at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC (2012 – 2017). In that role, Dr. Rouxel-Laxton was responsible for conducting analysis and reporting on macroeconomic developments in US and European economies, and representing the European Union (EU) on economic matters in the United States.
Previously, she served as head of sector for G-20 countries at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (2010 – 2012), and before that as deputy head at the unit for American and Asian Economies, at the International Monetary Foundation (IMF), and G7/8. She started her career at the EU as a labor market analyst, and as a forecaster and business cycle analyst.
Dr. Rouxel-Laxton holds a PhD in international economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and a master’s degree in political science and international relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lyon. She speaks English, French, Spanish and German, and has some notions of Russian.