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Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Nadereh Chamlou joins the Atlantic Council

Former Senior Advisor at the World Bank joins the Middle East Programs Future of Iran Initiative.

Press Release

Economy & Business English

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

ECB President outlines her plans for overcoming the second wave of economic damage from COVID

Although lockdowns are beginning to ease across Europe after a brutal second wave of coronavirus infections in October and November, governments need to prepare for a second economic hit, Christine Lagarde said on December 1.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

No IMF funding for Ukraine until Zelenskyy earns trust

Unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy comprehensively changes his policies and staff, the IMF is extremely unlikely to offer his government any more credits, says Anders Åslund.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Chhibber in The Economic Times: View: PLI signals the recognition that laissez-faire won’t work in a fiercely competitive global market

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Can China’s digital yuan really challenge the dollar?

The DCEP will certainly bolster the Renminbi’s international position, but the weaknesses in China’s financial markets will prevent the Chinese currency from dethroning the US dollar anytime soon.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Why the G20 should do more for financial inclusion

As our societies build back better after the pandemic, vulnerable populations cannot be left behind. Financial inclusion will be crucial to making the global recovery more sustainable and its benefits more widely shared.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Bel

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: It’s Yellen for Treasury

Janet Yellen could face an economy devastated by the coronavirus and the haphazard response to it in Washington. Josh Lipsky provides insight into how she might manage a difficult recovery.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Financial Regulation

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Record Asian trade deal is ‘wake-up’ call for Biden about declining US global leadership

The Biden administration has made as one of its top priorities the reinvigoration of common cause alongside global partners and allies. Reversing current trends, however, needs to begin with an understanding of where US “no-shows” have been most significant.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Financial Institutions International Organizations

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

From debt relief to restructuring: The G20 wakes up to reality

As the pandemic-induced global recession continues to batter African economies, the Group of Twenty (G20) governments have sidestepped the pressing need for assistance to countries hardest hit by the downturn. Instead, they have focused on aligning their interests in preparation for the next stage of the region’s deepening crisis: the restructuring of unsustainable debt burdens.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Fiscal and Structural Reform
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