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.


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.


Economy & Business Financial Regulation



Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Breadbasket Ukraine must not prohibit grain exports

Ukrainian policymakers are reportedly discussing the prohibition of grain exports. This could have a disastrous impact on the economy while also damaging ties with Ukraine's international partners.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

International Financial Institutions Trade

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Eurozone passes coronavirus rescue plan, but political unity remains elusive

Although European leaders were finally able to agree on a massive rescue package to help the European economy weather the storm of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the lack of unity on display over the protracted negotiations raises deep concerns about Europe’s ability to navigate the difficult road to recovery.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus European Union

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Chhibber in the Financial Express: India needs an economic package for revival

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

European Union regulatory changes during coronavirus

A running analysis of what has been happening with EU regulations in the midst of coronavirus as Brussels attempts to navigate the crisis.

Explainer by Global Business and Economics Program

Coronavirus Digital Policy
gtc network of green and red nodes

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

We can build an immune system for the planet

Our approaches for pathogen detection & antigen development are too slow. Using high-speed computers, biosensors, and the Internet, we can universalize and automate the process for pathogen detection and antigen development, such that we can automatically sense an abnormal pathogen and immediately start synthesizing in a computer’s memory techniques to mitigate it. Once an abnormal pathogen is detected, we can automate the antigen development (e.g., phages, e. coli that eat other e. coli, and more) to have a solution ready much faster for possible use than conventional means. We can build an auto-immune system for the planet.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: How the post-COVID era will reshape societies, economies, and geopolitics

On April 08, 2020 -- Bob Gourley, Co-Founder of OODAloop and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion on how the post-COVID era will reshape societies, economies, and geopolitics.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Bangladesh’s COVID-19 stimulus: Leaving the most vulnerable behind

The Bangladeshi government’s $8 billion stimulus package, about 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), primarily focuses on industries, particularly export-oriented ones. In doing so, the package intended to contain and mitigate the economic fallout of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) left out the most vulnerable sections of the society and the sectors which desperately need support.

New Atlanticist by Ali Riaz

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

“We must unite our forces and stick to our fundamental values” during coronavirus crisis, EU commissioner says.

“The European Commission has acted faster and stronger than anyone expected,” on coronavirus, according to European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

Event Recap by Paul Cormarie

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Jamil in The National Interest: America Must Lead on Sanctions Relief for Coronavirus-Stricken North Korea

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus East Asia

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Can we compare the COVID-19 and 2008 crises?

There are more differences than similarities in comparing both crises, and others may still emerge as time goes. History doesn’t repeat itself; it stutters. And, of course, what will matter afterwards is to really draw the appropriate lessons to revisit our development models and better prevent and/or limit future crises.

New Atlanticist by Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn

International Financial Institutions International Markets


Fri, Apr 17, 2020

The making of Putin’s Russia: Anders Åslund on the rise of Russia’s oligarchs

ONLINE EVENT - Q&A with Dr. Anders Åslund, focusing on the turbulent 1990s in Russia and the rise of Russia's powerful oligarch class.


Thu, Apr 16, 2020

COVID-19 in Brazil: Health, political, and economic implications of the pandemic

ONLINE EVENT - What may be the implications for Brazil in continuing with its current approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus? What more can Brazil be doing to flatten the curve? What steps can be taken to protect lives while also keeping the economy afloat?

4:00pm Online event

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

President Iván Duque: Colombia’s COVID-19 response and strategies moving forward

ONLINE EVENT - As President Duque mentioned, the dilemma between the economy and health is nonexistent; without health there is no economy and without the economy, public health will suffer. Finding a balance between these two crucial objectives has become the government’s main goal.