Programs

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, 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

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

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

China Economy & Business

Experts

Gerardo Mato

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ed Royce

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Luís Pérez Companc

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Mauricio Cárdenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Content

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

What’s Next on Sanctions? An Update on Legislative & Executive Branch Activity

On November 7th, 2019 the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program co-hosted a high-level roundtable conversation with Morrison & Foerster to discuss recent and future sanctions activity by the US legislative and executive branches.

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
US Capitol building

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a national security imperative

The US House of Representatives is voting this week on a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank. While a fully functional Ex-Im Bank is important for the competitiveness of many US exporters, it is essential for certain industries of strategic importance, including nuclear energy and space, and US security interests associated with these exports are also linked to the ability of Ex-Im Bank to support them.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard W. Mies

Economy & Business Nuclear Energy

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Atlantic Council Launches Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Led by Center Founder Adrienne Arsht and Chaired by HSBC’s Gerardo Mato, the Advisory Council will bring new perspectives and innovative solutions to harness opportunities with Latin America

Press Release by Gerardo Mato

Economy & Business Latin America

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Bryza in Financial Times: Look elsewhere for British Steel’s saviour

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Hruby quoted in the Africa Report on US infrastructure financing in Kenya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa East Africa

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Shaffer in Middle East Institute: The fall of the other wall

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Markets Iran

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Kadhim quoted in The Globe Post on Iraq’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

In the News by Atlantic Council

China International Markets

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Ullman for UPI: As the next economic crash develops, the band plays on

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

The Global Business and Economics Center Hosts H.E. Nadia Calviño, Minister of Economy and Business of Spain

The Spanish Minister of Economy and Business, Nadia Calviño, shared her thoughts on Spain’s economic prospects and necessary reforms at the EU level.

Insights & Impact by Global Business & Economics Program

European Union Trade

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

The Africa Center Hosts the Sudanese Finance Minister

On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Ibrahim Elbadawi, minister of finance of the Republic of the Sudan, for a public discussion on the Sudanese economy. Following the ouster of longstanding president Omar al-Bashir in April and months of popular protests that led to the formation of a civilian-led transitional government […]

Insights & Impact by Africa Center

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions