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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

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Coronavirus versus financial crisis: US policy responses compared

A look at the economic harm done so far and contrasts the measures taken by the Federal Reserve (Fed), Congress, and the G20 in response to coronavirus.

EconoGraphics by Ole Moehr | Graphics by Nikolai Albishausen

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

US-EU Auto Tariffs: What’s at Stake?

Escalating trade tensions between the world’s major economies are widely considered the greatest threat to the global economy’s health. Following the White House’s cancellation of its threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports on June 7, attention swiftly turned back to the brewing US-China trade war. This edition of the EconoGraphic, however, puts the focus on how US tariffs on cars and car parts might disrupt transatlantic trade flow.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

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Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Forging the Four Freedoms Initiative for prosperity and peace in the Balkans

To demonstrate their readiness to fulfill the responsibilities associated with full-fledged membership in the world’s largest common market, the countries of the region launched the Western Balkans Four Freedoms Initiative to bring down barriers to intra-regional trade, travel, and labor movement. While not identical to Roosevelt’s plans, this project seeks to ensure the same outcome of peace and prosperity through liberty, opportunity, and growth.

New Atlanticist by Marko Čadež

International Markets Macroeconomics

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Video recap: Using data for good in the fight against COVID-19

On March 27, 2020 -- Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist at Dun and Bradstreet and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a live video discussion hosted by Michael Krigsman, Founder of CxOTalk on "How Can Data Science Help With Crisis Responses?"

Event Recaps

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: COVID-19’s impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics

On March 31, 2020 -- Bob Gourley, Co-Founder of OODAloop and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion on COVID-19's impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19

As the world economy shuts down to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the humanitarian collateral effects of sanctions become more pronounced and potentially deadly. But the argument that the United States should unilaterally roll back sanctions draws a false dichotomy; sanctions do not have to be suspended or rolled back for the United States to better address humanitarian concerns.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economic Sanctions
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Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: Global food security during COVID-19

Much has been written about the economic consequences of such policies; less attention, however, has been paid to emerging issues like food security in the age of a global pandemic. Food security is certainly a crucial issue because COVID-19 is also a crisis of logistics – whether it is with regard to necessary medical equipment, labor availability, or food supplies.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

The coronavirus economic crisis: Supporting the weak links

In the present pandemic crisis, major countries have moved more quickly, offering more substantial monetary and fiscal support packages, including better targeted programs than in 2008-09. The challenge now is to quickly deliver the help to the weak entities which need liquidity the most. After all, any system is only as strong as its weakest link.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Europe needs a quick economic coronavirus response: The ESM can provide it

A rapid and flexible deployment of the €410 billion lending capacity of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is urgently needed to support the policy initiatives launched to combat the coronavirus crisis throughout Europe. The sooner the Eurogroup of finance ministers can return to something akin to this sensible compromise position suggested by its President Mario Centeno last week, the better.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Coronavirus versus financial crisis: US policy responses compared

A look at the economic harm done so far and contrasts the measures taken by the Federal Reserve (Fed), Congress, and the G20 in response to coronavirus.

EconoGraphics by Ole Moehr | Graphics by Nikolai Albishausen

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Zelenskyy resurrects his reformist credentials as coronavirus crisis looms

March 30 was a big day for Ukraine with major changes in parliament that reversed the anti-reform backlash underway in the country since March 4 and provided President Zelenskyy with fresh political momentum as the coronavirus crisis escalates.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Europe’s economic emergency is also a geopolitical one

European leaders are deciding the future of European power on the world stage. If Europeans can’t ensure solidarity with each other after so much pain and sacrifice, it will not only be a devastating loss for Europe. It will also be a blow to a world looking for the political shape of a post-coronavirus world.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad and Josh Lipsky

Coronavirus European Union

Events

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Clean energy and climate impacts

Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.

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