Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Latin America

Given its proximity to the United States, an economically vibrant and healthy Latin America is in the interest of the next US administration. Now, more than ever, it is important for the United States to lean in on Latin America as a strategic partner and continue growing its existing economic, social, and political ties for mutual benefit.

Elections 2020 by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Let them eat debt: The G20’s disappointing response to the pandemic in developing countries

On the crucial issue of support for poor countries struggling against the economic impact of the global pandemic, officials described meetings as memorable largely for displays of US-China tension, rather than policy substance.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa China

Sun, Oct 18, 2020

Whoever wins the US elections will need to save democratic capitalism through ‘new Bretton Woods’

The underlying story of this week’s IMF and World Bank meetings, held virtually from Washington, is that democratic capitalism is suffering dangerous new blows and autocratic capitalism is enjoying new gains. Whoever is elected on Nov. 3 will be saddled with the task of reversing the slide in public faith for democratic capitalism before it becomes irreversible, and addressing inequalities while at the same time not sacrificing capitalism’s irreplaceable engine of growth and innovation.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Economy & Business

Sat, Oct 17, 2020

NBU Governor: Ukraine’s robust banking sector is poised for privatizations

The Ukrainian banking sector has passed the coronavirus test and proven that it has never been in more robust shape. This bodes well for a series of planned privatizations of state-owned banks.

UkraineAlert by Kyrylo Shevchenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The world in debt

On Tuesday, the IMF released a new World Economic Outlook report for October 2020. In the report, alongside adjusted growth expectations, were updated measures of government debt. From that data, the GeoEconomics Center has created a visualization to track the debt burden felt across the globe. Our new tracker focuses on general government gross debt […]

EconoGraphics by Stefan de Villiers

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The US government makes its big push for investment in Africa

Buoyed by bipartisan commitment and a new government agency, the United States has taken new and significant steps to help drive investment in Africa, strengthen the region’s dynamic economies, create lucrative opportunities for US and African businesses, and advance US foreign-policy goals in the region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Future of Work

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Regional development banks play a critical role in COVID-19 response and recovery

As the pandemic calls into question the effectiveness of the global order and systems of economic and financial governance, the pivotal role of RDBs in improving billions of lives, bolstering markets, and strengthening economies should not be overlooked

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin, PhD

Future of Work Inclusive Growth

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Open a bank

NATO can fund critical defense investments by bringing the necessary financial tools in house.

NATO 20/2020 by Max Bergmann and Siena Cicarelli

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Moehr quoted in the New York Times on the Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute

Read the full article here.

In the News by Ole Moehr

European Union International Financial Institutions

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Event recap: A conversation with Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Justin Muzinich

A recap of the event featuring Deputy Secretary of US Treasury Justin Muzinich, who joined the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center for an address on the transatlantic economy.

Event Recap by GeoEconomics Center

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia