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

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 28: A Conversation with Junaid Iqbal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Pakistan

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation

Leaders from the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—participated in the Western Balkans Partnership Summit on July 29 to take steps to deepen regional economic cooperation and stimulate growth amid the widespread economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

United Nations ESCAP: Fernandes appointed to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific Region

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Busch in The Hill: The US has more to gain from WTO reform than just punishing China

Marc Busch writes that while China's trade practices are relevant to the discussion on WTO reform, the current narrative mistakenly singles out China and limits the prospects for deep reform.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Zelenskyy’s bad economics: Inflation and devaluation will not help Ukraine grow

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s policymakers are causing concern by flirting with the dangerous idea that high inflation and substantial currency devaluation can boost economic growth.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

As central banks implement coronavirus rescue plans, has moral hazard been forgotten?

With financial markets beginning to astoundingly recover, despite continued economic pain and an uncertain pandemic picture, the fear of moral hazard seems to have been forgotten.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus Financial Regulation

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Bridging the digital divide

Alongside Dr. Linton Wells II of George Mason University, Dr. Bray laid out practical ways for individuals, governments, and companies to address the digital divide on an episode of the STEMTalks podcast.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

A people-centered approach to AI and big data

According to Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, the next decade of digital development promises to bring about even more unfathomable transformation through the wide-scale implementation of AI and Internet of Things devices.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Internet

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

“Instrumenting the planet:” Dr. David Bray discusses Internet of Things with AIPCA

With so many devices providing so much data on individuals all across the world, Dr. Bray emphasized the need for new, intentionally designed infrastructure for managing and accounting for the data produced by the IoT in a discussion with Jeff May of AICPA. In line with the GeoTech Center's mission, Dr. Bray asserted that the goal of any new data and IoT management regimen should be to propel society towards a greater level of transparency and participation, empowering individuals with data rather than enveloping them in a surveillance state.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Internet

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The pursuit of a people-centered Internet through artificial intelligence

Dr. David Bray, the Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, spoke on the Alldus's AI In Action podcast series on the current state of the Internet and how it can be reshaped using AI to create a people-centered ecosystem that benefits everyone.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Economy & Business

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