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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.

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economy-business-post-covid-world

Tue, May 19, 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

Sun, Apr 26, 2020

How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

EconoGraphics

Australia China

Experts

Content

Fri, May 29, 2020

Trump has escalated his confrontation with China. Here’s what that means.

During a news conference at the White House on May 29, US President Donald J. Trump rebuked China for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and alleged violation of Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The US president argued that China’s behavior has endangered US economic interests and national security.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 29, 2020

Italian, Spanish diplomats stress EU solidarity in wake of COVID-19 economic response

Top officials from Italy and Spain—the two European Union member states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic—praised the EU’s May 27 announcement of a €750 billion ($826.5 billion) recovery program to rescue the bloc from its worst economic crisis in its history.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Eurozone

Fri, May 29, 2020

Evolving through crisis: European leadership in the light of COVID-19

The Atlantic Council's Northern Europe office convened a seminar on lessons learned from the early phases of the pandemic for European and transatlantic leadership.

Event Recap by Elin Schiffer

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, May 28, 2020

Costa Rica’s accession to the OECD will continue to improve its competitiveness

It is hardly contested that Costa Rica’s accession to the OECD will allow the country’s economy to become more dynamic and diversified as it adopts the organization’s standards and becomes more competitive. But accession to the OECD is not the end of the road for Costa Rican development.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Economy & Business Latin America

Thu, May 28, 2020

The EU recovery plan: A “Merkel” but not a “Hamilton” moment

While the EU coronavirus recovery plan is a good step toward more fiscal cohesion, it is nowhere near fostering a fiscal union.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus European Union

Thu, May 28, 2020

Aman as a speaker at the Middle East Institute: Iran, Russia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan: Prospects and Potential Trajectories

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Economy & Business

Thu, May 28, 2020

Zelenskyy at home: One year of domestic reform?

Since his election last year, President Zelenskyy and his government have pledged to transform and energize Ukraine’s economy. Those pledges have not been realized. Why, and what should the government do this year to live up to those promises?

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer

Economy & Business Political Reform

Thu, May 28, 2020

Can post-pandemic Ukraine prevent another exodus?

As Ukraine looks towards the post-coronavirus recovery period, the country needs to think hard about how it intends to persuade millions of Ukrainian migrant workers to build their futures at home.

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, May 27, 2020

Suma Chakrabarti says EBRD is committed to financing post-coronavirus recovery

Unlike the much larger International Monetary Fund (IMF) or World Bank, the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out as being the only international financial institution that will focus its 2020-21 activities exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 27, 2020

The Russian economy in health, oil, and economic crisis

Russia’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic and the ensuing economic crisis does not impress. Arguably, it has hardly been worse than the average EU response—except for the Central European countries, where the pandemic arrived late and who protected themselves much better. The Russian authorities’ attempts to deny and conceal the epidemic have undermined popular trust in Putin, which is lower than ever. Nor have the authorities shown any sign of restart long dormant reforms.

Long Take by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Events

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Report launch: New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions

ONLINE EVENT - Russia's national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft, get priority attention from the Kremlin. But low prices and increased international competition are threatening them. What is needed to keep Russian energy competitive?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The perfect storm: Global pandemic, recession, and hurricanes – As these crises pile up, how do we build a resilient recovery?

ONLINE EVENT - On the first day of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and with up to 18 storms predicted, this season brings the risks of climate change for vulnerable people and economies back into focus. Which finance, risk and policy strategies can storm-prone countries employ to reduce and cover those risks, particularly in light of the economic fallout of a global pandemic?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Afreximbank’s innovative financing amid COVID-19

ONLINE EVENT – The Africa Center hosts a virtual conversation with African Export-Import Bank President Prof. Benedict Oramah on innovative financing in response to COVID-19.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT