Experts

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Antonio de Lecea

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Hung Tran

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Do something with state enterprises already

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is right to emphasize the need to privatize state-owned enterprises.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Want foreign investors to take Ukraine seriously? Prove it

Investors want predictability and protection.

UkraineAlert by Anatoly Motkin

Financial Regulation Rule of Law

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, Aug 6, 2019

O’Toole quoted in Bloomberg on financial transaction between Chinese banks and North Korea

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Central Bank Independence Under Scrutiny

On April 26, following stronger than expected US economic growth numbers, the White House’s National Economic Council director, Larry Kudlow, urged the Federal Reserve (Fed) to cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

EconoGraphics by Ole Moehr | Graphics by Shiqing Hua and Francis Aubee

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

The fight to regulate Facebook’s Libra: fueling transatlantic tensions in the digital age

The Libra project seems poised to aggravate existing transatlantic policy tensions, particularly with respect to data privacy

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews and Marianna Aslund

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How Russians make and hide their dirty money abroad, and what can be done to stop it

Most readers will not be surprised by the message of Anders Åslund’s new book Russia’s Crony Capitalism—Russia has evolved into a kleptocracy based on a combination of state capitalism and market principles—but they may be shocked by the sheer scale of wealth concentration in the hands of the privileged few, in the tens and hundreds […]

UkraineAlert by Oleh Havrylyshyn

Corruption Financial Regulation

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Dealing with the offshore economy

The West, with its rule of law and creation of the Western-governed offshore economy, has given corrupt elites in developing countries the tools and capacity to avoid ever establishing the rule of law in their own countries.

Report by Alan Riley

Corruption European Union

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The European Stability Mechanism

The global economic and financial crisis, which originated in the United States in 2008, ultimately triggered a sovereign debt crisis in Europe in 2010. As a result of sky high debts, economies lacking in competitiveness, and over lenient banking regulations, the credit ratings of the Eurozone members Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain plummeted. These countries began facing prohibitively high interest rates when they attempted to borrow from international credit markets.

EconoGraphics by Lu Ding & Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Congo’s conflict gold trade: recent findings and recommendations for the future

On October 24, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s conflict gold trade, occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: The Golden Laundromat. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo