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, May 14, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: April

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

Economic Sanctions European Union

Thu, May 6, 2021

Chipwreck: Visualizing the downsides of semiconductors

The global chip shortage has impacted automakers far more than initially projected.

EconoGraphics by Niels Graham, Josh Lipsky

China Japan

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Rollout of the digital yuan

28. That’s the number of cities where China’s about to test drive the digital yuan. Our new animated map shows the rapid expansion planned for the mainland over the next eight months.

EconoGraphics by The GeoEconomics Center

China Digital Currencies



Fri, Jun 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: A political ‘wake-up call’ for Latin America

Where will Pedro Castillo take Peru? What does his victory mean for the Latin American left and global investors? Our experts break down how the barefoot candidate will govern.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Financial services and the privacy challenge

While technology alone is not a panacea for the privacy and security challenges facing the financial industry, it has shown us where policy, regulations, and incumbents have failed to perform. Finance should be accessible and equitable – and protect users’ privacy.

Blog Post by Dante A. Disparte

Financial Regulation International Financial Institutions

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing May 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Africa Belarus

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Event | Data trusts and the global COVID-19 response

On April 15, 2020, Lord Tim Clement-Jones and Dame Wendy Hall shared their perspectives in a live video discussion titled “Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally“ and moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of Data Trusts in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

EU-US tech cooperation: Strengthening transatlantic relations in data-driven economies

The window of opportunity for an agreement between the United States and European Union (EU) on a common tech rulebook is open once again. In December 2020, the European Commission, encouraged by the victory of ardent Atlanticist Joseph Biden in the US presidential election, issued A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change, an ambitious proposal for strengthening and broadening the transatlantic relationship in multiple key domains including technology governance.

GeoTech Cues by Juraj Majcin (Guest Author)

Digital Policy European Union

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Webinar: REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center for conversation on what the leaders of the REVIVE Alliance have learned about creating meaningful partnerships that support the revival, resilience and prosperity of informal sector workers, with a focus on women’s livelihoods, amid the pandemic stricken economy. This conversation will be availible to watch on Wednesday, June 23rd at 10 AM EST / 19:30 PM IST.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Economy & Business India

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Ortagus calls for businesses to extend commitments on corporate responsibility to China.

On June 14, Scowcroft Center Senior Advisor Morgan Ortagus published an opinion piece in The Hill, where she argued that American companies looking to be socially responsible should reconsider their reliance on an increasingly authoritarian China and cut all ties with businesses that are involved in the genocide in Xinjiang.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Kosovo President Osmani: Today’s challenges require ‘an entirely different governing mindset’

As Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani faces rule of law challenges, high unemployment rates, and a slow vaccine rollout, she’s putting domestic reforms at the top of her priorities—even ahead of the country’s European Union-facilitated dialogue with Serbia.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Crisis Management Inclusive Growth

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

US-EU Summit may end aircraft trade row, but it needs to fly higher to succeed

If policymakers merely deliver movement regarding tariffs on selected physical items, they will have missed an opportunity to craft the foundations for a meaningful transatlantic relationship.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

Economy & Business European Union


Wed, Jun 23, 2021

A special event with Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese on US industrial policy.

8:30am Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform United States and Canada

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Vaccines for the Caribbean: Why it matters for the United States

Online Event A discussion on the US domestic and geopolitical importance of sending vaccines to the Caribbean.

1:00pm Caribbean Economy & Business Latin America Politics & Diplomacy