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

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off

International investors have also been attracted to China’s domestic Renminbi (RMB)-denominated bond markets, estimated to raise their holdings to 3 trillion yuan ($448 billion) —a 50 percent increase which is quite impressive during the pandemic crisis. Growing confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off.

EconoGraphics by Hung Tran, Nitya Biyani

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The world in debt

On Tuesday, the IMF released a new World Economic Outlook report for October 2020. In the report, alongside adjusted growth expectations, were updated measures of government debt. From that data, the GeoEconomics Center has created a visualization to track the debt burden felt across the globe. Our new tracker focuses on general government gross debt […]

EconoGraphics by Stefan de Villiers

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Experts

Content

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

DFC Caribbean trip demonstrates new US emphasis on region

Optimizing economic opportunity in our hemisphere remains the best bulwark against insecurity, illicit activities, and violence. The United States’ renewed interest in promoting commercial investment and opportunities are positive signs that real progress can be made in this vital region.

New Atlanticist by Vicki Assevero

Caribbean International Markets

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Dr. David Bray featured in NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference

“If you only treat this as a tech endeavor, you might get it right, but it won’t stick,” Dr. Bray said. “What you’re doing isn’t an add-on to agencies — this is transforming how the government does business.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Plugging into the future: the electric vehicle market outlook

In the News

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Qatar Development Bank CEO: The “blockade didn’t stop us from growing” and “prepared us for other shocks” like COVID-19

On October 26, 2020, empowerME hosted Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa for a conversation about Qatar’s efforts to boost entrepreneurship, diversify its economy, increase women’s economic participation, and prepare youth for the jobs of the future.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Experts react: Sudan and Israel reach historic peace agreement

Sudan became the latest country to normalize its relationship with Israel on October 23, as an agreement between the two countries ended the official status of war between them. Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization between Sudan and Israel, and analyze what it means for both countries and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions International Markets

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Ashford’s Power Problems podcast: On declinism and American influence

On the October 20 Power Problems podcast, Emma talks to Ali Wyne and Gabby Tarini of the Rand Corporation about their new report on America in the world. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business National Security

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off

International investors have also been attracted to China’s domestic Renminbi (RMB)-denominated bond markets, estimated to raise their holdings to 3 trillion yuan ($448 billion) —a 50 percent increase which is quite impressive during the pandemic crisis. Growing confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off.

EconoGraphics by Hung Tran, Nitya Biyani

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Why Chile could be a canary in the coal mine for wealthy economies

While the new constitution could help jumpstart efforts to alleviate many of the inequalities in Chilean society, the struggle to get to this point should give caution to other countries that have left structural inequalities unaddressed.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Payares-Montoya

Elections Inclusive Growth
State on the cusp

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

States on the cusp: Overcoming illicit trade’s corrosive effects in developing economies

The report “States on the cusp” explores the complex ways in which the illicit trade in otherwise licit goods (including alcohol, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods, cigarettes, electronics, and much more) threatens the stability, security, and prosperity of vulnerable states around the world, especially in the Global South. This groundbreaking study at the nexus of illicit trade, organized crime, and official corruption proposes actionable solutions for combating illicit trade and bringing states back from the cusp of functionality.

Report by Mark Shaw, Tuesday Reitano, Simone Haysom, Peter Tinti

Corruption Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Fishman in War on the Rocks: Make Russia sanctions effective again

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Russia

Events

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

Backing Batka: Russia’s strategic economic integration with Belarus

ONLINE EVENT - The current drama in Belarus is, above all, a popular political uprising—but it also has a significant economic cause. The struggling Belarusian economy is being propped up by Russian firms who back Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the illegitimate president who refuses to leave office.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Evaluating Iraq’s new White Paper on economic reform

ONLINE EVENT - The Iraqi government's 95-page White Paper was formally approved by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s cabinet on October 13. With more than 200 actionable reform measures, the document offers an ambitious three-year plan for how Iraq’s financial predicament can be reversed. 

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT