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, Sep 8, 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 GeoEconomics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Tracking the COVID-19 economy

Key economic indicators for Japan, UK, European Union, and the United States.

EconoGraphics by Nitya Biyani and William Bonney

Coronavirus Economy & Business

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

Experts

Content

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Debate prep: How the US economy compares to the rest of the world

As we prepare Tuesday night's debate, we need to be thinking about how quickly the US can recover – and how our rebound compares to the rest of the world.

Elections 2020 by Josh Lipsky, Graphics by Nitya Biyani

Economy & Business Elections

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Transfer of EU user data to the United States halted

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, an EU privacy regulator, has issued a preliminary order to Facebook Inc. that demands a suspension of the transfer of EU user data to the United States, where regulations on user data are less stringent.

GeoTech Cues by Richard J. Cordes

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Hunter: Businesses don’t operate in a financial vacuum — don’t hamstring pension managers

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business United States and Canada

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Herbst and Cagan in Morning Consult: Opposition to Nord Stream 2 sanctions is misguided

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Germany

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Launches First-of-its-Kind Caribbean Initiative

​​As Caribbean nations face urgent challenges, new initiative will propose groundbreaking solutions to accelerate prosperity outlook WASHINGTON, DC – September 23, 2020 – The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center today launched a groundbreaking Caribbean initiative focused on accelerating the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. This new body of […]

Press Release

Caribbean Economy & Business
Demographic Dividends - Img

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Atlantic Council launches empowerME

New effort from Rafik Hariri Center will be driving force for economic and human prosperity in the Middle East

Press Release

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Riaz quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on U.S.-Bangladesh relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Defense Policy

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Sanctions against Belarus must also target Russia

The US and EU are preparing to impose sanctions on Belarus over the Lukashenka regime's violent crackdown on protests. To be effective, sanctions should also target Lukashenka's Russian allies.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Securing a future for farmers through technology

COVID-19 has shaken up markets across the globe as much as it has societies, but perhaps no supply chain has been as impacted as that of food and agriculture. Farmers themselves, and the leaders who advocate for them, have been the first to notice these dramatic developments, as shipments were delayed or even canceled due to catastrophic decline in demand, forcing farmers to dump excess goods or sacrifice already tough margins. Fortunately, though, technology promises a brighter future, one where data shared over the internet can connect farmers directly with the people consuming their products. As Dr. David Bray, Director of the GeoTech Center, explained at the recent Agricultural Science Association of Ireland 2020 Conference, the world will need to consider an international approach, with far-reaching political implications, in order to rethink our current supply chains and meet the needs of our growing population, even with natural and human made shocks disrupting along the way.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Johnson faces a COVID lockdown and trade lockout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has found himself in an extraordinary crisis, as a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns is interacting with what would normally be considered a totally separate matter, the future of trade deals with the European Union and the United States and Britain’s reputation as a nation committed to upholding international law.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus European Union

Events

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Space economics: Building sustainable space infrastructure

ONLINE EVENT - An expert panel discussion about the rapidly changing economics of space exploration and the implications of its market shifts for geopolitics, coordination, and technology. TIMEZONE NOTE - The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Central America economic reactivation: Finding opportunities in a COVID-19 world

ONLINE EVENT – As Latin America’s health and economic systems are being pushed to the brink, Central American countries – with most seeing lower case and death rates overall – can use this moment to advance a transformative recovery.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Infrastructure, investment, & Central Europe: The Three Seas Initiative

ONLINE EVENT - In the run up to the October 19 Three Seas Summit hosted by the President of Estonia in Tallinn, the Atlantic Council hosts a discussion on the Three Seas Initiative and the opportunities the region’s economic vitality presents for investment.

11:00am ONLINE EVENT