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

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

How much money is the G20 spending?

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program,

China Economy & Business

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

Experts

Content

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Dagres joins the Monocle’s “The Briefing” to discuss UN arms embargo

In the News

Arms Control Economic Sanctions

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

De-escalating tariff threats could jumpstart US–EU trade ties and support post-COVID 19 economic recovery

Instead of imposing additional tariffs now, the Trump administration should attempt to ease the trade tensions with the EU ahead of the WTO’s ruling this fall on US subsidies, which will likely entitle the European Commission to impose tariffs on a similar magnitude of US products.

New Atlanticist by Ole Moehr

European Union International Markets

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Innovating around infrastructure: An interview with Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobissé

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby's interview with Mr. Alain Ebobissé, CEO of the Africa50 infrastructure fund, on the role of infrastructure investment in post-COVID recovery, Africa50's own efforts to support African markets during this period, and reasons for optimism in light of African digitization efforts.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

The IMF, the World Bank, and South Asia in the face of COVID-19

Given the region’s deteriorating economic outlook, heavy funding from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is crucial to prevent a prolonged public health crisis and financial woes. Unfortunately, this has not yet materialized.

New Atlanticist by Capucine Querenet

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

From Russian war to European opportunity: Reinventing eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region

Putin has place eastern Ukraine's Donbas region at the heart of his "Russian World" mythology, but in reality the region has a cosmopolitan heritage that could help to inspire a new era of European investment.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, Africa needs another “London Moment”

Last month’s Group of Twenty (G20) finance ministers’ meeting proved that the international community is too cautious about helping Africa in its time of need. Is the G20 prepared to face the consequences of its inaction?

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

David Bray on #LeadersWhoCare

Dr. David Bray was recently interviewed on the the #LeadersWhoCare video series by Matt Sadovnick. As Mr. Sadovnick explained, "Leading transformation in novel, often messy, chaotic situations requiring both new business models and successful strategies to deliver intelligent, reasoned results." Despite his extensive experience Dr. Bray reiterated that what makes him a great leader is his capacity to learn from others: "I don't have all the answers, but I'm willing to ask the interesting questions and learn from others."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Technology & Innovation

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Nikhil Raghuveera in Cointelegraph: China and US must learn from one another and collaborate on Central Bank Digital Currency

Mr. Nikhil Raghuveera, a GeoTech Center Nonresident Fellows, was recently featured as a guest author in Cointelegraph, a digital publication focused on the future of money. In his article, Mr. Raghuveera discussed Central Bank Digital Currencies in continuation of his previous research for the Atlantic Council.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The foreign worker freeze will not solve high US unemployment

The administration’s restrictive approach to immigration cannot be attributed to the pandemic economy alone, as evidenced by sweeping measures even before COVID-19, including historically low refugee admission numbers and increased penalties for asylum seekers. The freeze will also likely do more harm than good to the US economy.

New Atlanticist by Amy Jeon

Coronavirus Future of Work

Events

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Practical steps societies can take to pilot data trusts

ONLINE EVENT – A live discussion on how societies can pilot Data Trusts for public good.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT