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

Tue, Jun 16, 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 Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Fri, May 8, 2020

US States’ Covid-19 Response – Short-Term Pain = Long-Term Gain?

This edition of the EconoGraphic compares Covid-19’s impact with previous economic shocks, presents data on how public health restrictions influenced economic recoveries during the Spanish Flu, and contrasts US states’ reopening decisions with unemployment trends across the country.

EconoGraphics by Ole Moehr | Graphics by Nikolai Albishausen and William Bonney

Economy & Business Future of Work

Sun, Apr 26, 2020

How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

EconoGraphics

Australia China

Experts

Content

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Busch in The Hill: USMCA needs the WTO even more than NAFTA did

Marc Busch writes that the World Trade Organization (WTO) backstopped NAFTA in the past and must backstop USMCA now if the new trade deal is to succeed.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business
refugee resilience

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

Since 2014, Turkey has not only hosted the world’s largest refugee population but has also modeled a best practice for the global refugee policy discussion. Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike.

Report by Bastien Revel

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Increasing resilience by assuring trust in medicine, credentials, and supply chains

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Nanotronics hosted Yves Daccord, Former Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Philippe Gillet, Chief Scientific Officer of SIPCA, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of the Republic of Estonia, Idris Guessous, MD and PhD, Head of the Division of Primary Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Danielle Tavino, VP and Co-Founder of Code-X, and Dr. Divya Chander, MD and PhD, CEO and Founder of lucidify.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Actionable steps in turbulent times

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, to discuss potential solutions to the supply chain threat.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Resilience & Society

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

European leaders prepare for crucial coronavirus financial compromise

European leaders need to act quickly to overcome these differences, as an ambitious recovery package is needed to ensure financial stability and fend off other risks.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, panel reinvigorate debate on a Marshall Plan for Africa

On Friday, July 10, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on whether the time has come for a Marshall Plan for Africa. The panel featured Global Economist and Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo, former US Congressman Dr. David Brat, and Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby. The virtual conversation was moderated by Africa Center Senior Fellow Mr. Gabriel Negatu, with opening and concluding remarks given by the Center’s Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Central bank chief’s political ouster discredits Ukraine

In June, Ukraine secured a vital new IMF program. Continued National Bank of Ukraine independence was a key condition. However, within weeks, NBU chief Yakiv Smolii resigned citing political pressure.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Manning quoted in Axios on COVID-19, trade, and disruptive technology

Addressing developments related to the coronavirus, this Axios Future article references Robert Manning's two recent Atlantic Council reports on the fragmentation of global trade and the challenges wrought by emerging technology.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Why AMLO’s meeting with Trump is important

The expectations for AMLO’s first international trip are inevitably high, especially given the timing amid the worst multi-dimensional crisis in recent history but also coming just a week after the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force. For the United States, the meeting and the ensuing side-by-side pictures will send strong signals to the region and the world that US-Mexico ties are in a good place.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Coronavirus Mexico

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Ambassador Fried testifies to House Committee on Foreign Affairs on exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad

Exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad

Testimony

Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment

Events

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Identifying and fixing disruptions to the global food system

ONLINE EVENT - A live public panel discussion about addressing the policy and technical challenges to successfully managing agricultural data at all scales, especially in light of the pandemic.

12:30pm Online Event

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Argentina’s debt negotiation: Is a deal within sight?

ONLINE EVENT – Under what conditions could an agreement be reached, and what would be the immediate and long-term implications of the deal? Deal or no deal: what are the implications for economic growth and investment in Argentina?

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

MH17 and the elusive search for justice

ONLINE EVENT - After years of investigation, the MH17 trial in the Netherlands seeks to indict those responsible and hold them to account.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT