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

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

US-EU Auto Tariffs: What’s at Stake?

Escalating trade tensions between the world’s major economies are widely considered the greatest threat to the global economy’s health. Following the White House’s cancellation of its threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports on June 7, attention swiftly turned back to the brewing US-China trade war. This edition of the EconoGraphic, however, puts the focus on how US tariffs on cars and car parts might disrupt transatlantic trade flow.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

China Economy & Business

Experts

Content

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Trump vs Erdoğan: It’s hard to bluff when your cards are on the table

It is hard to take seriously threats by the US government to ruin the Turkish economy when Trump himself gave this green light in the first place. Under such circumstances, sanctions have almost no chance of succeeding in putting this genie back in the bottle.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Syria
nuclear submarine and military members

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

Issue Brief by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. and Bart Oosterveld

Economy & Business National Security

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

US-China trade war reaches a pause, but still a long way to resolution

While the current trade war pause is good news for many concerned about a damaging escalation in tensions between two of the world’s most important economies, there remains a long road ahead before either Beijing or Washington is ready to fully commit to trade peace.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ukraine’s $50 billion challenge

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Iraqi IDPs amid US-Iranian tensions

As Iraq protests in the past week escalated and settled down, real grievances issued by Iraqi citizens—related to crumbling infrastructure, high unemployment, and lack of services—need to be resolved by the government to destabilize the situation. However, there are additional issues concerning the internally displaced people (IDPs) in Iraq who may lack the agency or […]

MENASource by Leah Hickert

Economy & Business Human Rights

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Hruby in Project Syndicate: Are traditional multinationals ready for emerging markets?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets
Libra

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Breaking the buck: What Libra’s demise means for central banks

There is little evidence to suggest that Libra can address the needs of those without bank accounts. With its structure working against the benefits of a central bank digital currency, Libra is less of a call to action and more a solution in search of a problem.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

Financial Regulation

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Belt and Road in Latin America: Where does the future lie?

With 19 signatories in Latin America, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has earned supporters and skeptics in the Western Hemisphere. How will BRI evolve in Latin America and how will it impact the US?

Event Recaps by Maria Borselli

China Energy & Environment

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Mission possible

The government wants to liberalize the economy and proceed with radical and swift changes.

UkraineAlert by Basil Kalymon

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Events

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Financing The Energy Transition

The President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, discusses how the EIB's energy lending is helping to facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy, followed by a panel discussion on energy transitions.

10:00am Washington DC

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Unleashing US-Mexico Opportunities: Featuring H.E. Arturo Herrera, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance

H.E. Arturo Herrera will give a timely overview on Mexico's public finances and macroeconomic priorities.

9:00am Washington DC DC

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Fixing a Faltering Economy: A Conversation with Sudan’s Minister of Finance

The newly appointed Sudanese Minister of Finance, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi, discusses his reform agenda for the economy.

4:00pm Washington DC