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

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

US Q3 GDP: Good news, but old news

The latest GDP numbers for the US are historic but misleading. Our analysis shows that this growth doesn’t convey the whole story.

EconoGraphics by Amanda Dickerson

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

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

Experts

Content

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Launching the New Economy of Trust Newsletter

In partnership with SICPA and its project to open a Campus for the Economy of Trust, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center is pleased to launch the new Economy of Trust newsletter. This newsletter will highlight advances in technology and data activities that provide the opportunity to improve nations and sectors alike, centered around building trust and more transparent frameworks. While it may feel like the last decade has been a period of widening polarization and mistrust within societies, both SICPA and the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center believe we can reverse this trend and build resiliency into organizations and societies.

GeoTech Cues by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone: Latin America wants greater US involvement and consensus

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the first US citizen to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its sixty-one-year history, highlighted the importance of additional IDB assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region confronts the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic upheaval, with US support central to this cause.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ukraine must study the economic foundations of Azerbaijan’s military success

Ukraine must learn from Azerbaijan and look to create a strong economy built on modern technologies and broad international cooperation before seeking to regain Russian-occupied regions of the country.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Why the G20 should do more for financial inclusion

As our societies build back better after the pandemic, vulnerable populations cannot be left behind. Financial inclusion will be crucial to making the global recovery more sustainable and its benefits more widely shared.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Bel

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: It’s Yellen for Treasury

Janet Yellen could face an economy devastated by the coronavirus and the haphazard response to it in Washington. Josh Lipsky provides insight into how she might manage a difficult recovery.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Financial Regulation

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s trade policy should focus on Europe, not Asia or the Pacific

Marc Busch argues that despite the recent news of a trade deal in Asia, improving trade with Europe should be President-Elect Biden's priority, and offers ideas for negotiation with the European Union.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Building bridges across the Three Seas

The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.

New Atlanticist by Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Record Asian trade deal is ‘wake-up’ call for Biden about declining US global leadership

The Biden administration has made as one of its top priorities the reinvigoration of common cause alongside global partners and allies. Reversing current trends, however, needs to begin with an understanding of where US “no-shows” have been most significant.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Financial Institutions International Organizations

Events

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

The incoming US administration and the future of supply chains in the Americas

Online Event With supply chains across the Americas highly impacted by the destabilizing effects of 2020, how can the United States and its partners and allies in the Americas work together to advance trade integration in the Western Hemisphere?

2:00pm Economy & Business Latin America Trade

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Leadership through crisis: A keynote conversation with Christine Lagarde

Online Event A keynote conversation with Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, to mark the launch of the new GeoEconomics Center.

12:00pm Economy & Business European Union Eurozone Fiscal and Structural Reform