The Global Business & Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy.

The latest pieces from Econographics

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Time for transatlantic trade to take off

Trade tariffs continue to pose a threat to a transatlantic economy weakened by COVID-19, but there may now be some light at the end of the tunnel. Keen to rebuild transatlantic ties, Washington and Brussels must walk the talk to reach an agreement on aircraft subsidies and move the US-EU trade agenda forward.

EconoGraphics by Ole Moehr

European Union Trade

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

China Economic Sanctions

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

ANT Group IPO compromise shows that foreign investment in China will only go so far

Last December, Chinese President Xi Jinping blocked ANT Group’s planned IPO and no one was quite sure what would come next. Then news broke this morning that ANT Group and Chinese regulators reached an agreement to restructure the fintech giant into a financial holding company. As a financial holding company, ANT must abide by a […]

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Center

China Financial Regulation



Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Dagres joins Newsmakers to discuss the JCPOA

In the News

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Reimagine the Washington Treaty: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Reexamining NATO’s founding charter can be an exercise in creating an Alliance fit for a new geopolitical era.

NATO 20/2020 by Damon Wilson and Will O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state

We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.

Report by Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman

Civil Society Corruption

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis

While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

GeoEconomics Center research highlighted at DealBook Conference during Secretary Yellen’s interview

Watch the full clip here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, Nitya Biyani

Financial Regulation United States and Canada

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden administration must settle unwinnable WTO cases over steel and aluminum tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the US should not want to win its WTO cases on steel and aluminum, as doing so would risk the rest of the world using a wider definition for the WTO's "national security" exception.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas China

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Lipsky spoke with Matthew Taylor on CNBC about the Biden stimulus plan and the ripple effects on the global economy

Read the full article here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How Janet Yellen can help deliver the digital dollar

What precisely will the US Treasury Department do about the rise of digital currencies? Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should quickly harness the potential of these evolving financial tools, including a US-backed digital dollar.

New Atlanticist by Josh Lipsky, JP Schnapper-Casteras

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Recovering from COVID-19: Can India’s 2021 Union Budget rise to the challenge?

The Indian government recently announced a new budget aimed at providing a major boost to healthcare and infrastructure development. Here's how Atlantic Council experts are assessing the budget.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Economy & Business India


Fri, Feb 26, 2021

A conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM Keith Rowley

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honorable Keith Rowley, on "Re-Setting US-Caribbean Relations."

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus Economy & Business International Organizations

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

The global economy in 2021: A conversation with the chief economists of Goldman Sachs and Citibank

Online Event 2020 was the worst year for global economic growth since World War II. What does 2021 have in store? Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist for Goldman Sachs and Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist for Citibank discuss the global economy in 2021.

9:30am Economy & Business