There is an urgent need to restore confidence in the open, rules-based system the US and its allies have championed over the past 75 years. On the current path, the United States and Europe will slowly cede global economic leadership to a rising power and a fractured world. The devastation wrought by COVID-19 will only accelerate these trends. Our ambition is to help change this trajectory. 

The GeoEconomics Center is organized around three pillars—the Future of Capitalism, Future of Money, and the Economic Statecraft Initiative. 

Our three pillars

The future of capitalism

The system created in the aftermath of World War II unleashed the greatest period of economic prosperity the world has ever seen. But it is time for reform. Free markets and international cooperation provide the best architecture to rejuvenate capitalism.

The future of money

The race for the future of money is on and the West is falling behind. The GeoEconomics Center is focused on the rise of central bank digital currencies and the long-term health and future of the Euro and the Dollar.

The economic statecraft initiative

The US and its allies must determine new rules of the road for economics in national security. The most impactful and controversial tools of American power – from sanctions to tariffs – are misunderstood and often overused.

Featured Events

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Revitalizing the World Trade Organization

12:30pm ONLINE EVENT

Econographics

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Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Busch featured in the Financial Times on transatlantic trade barriers and competition with China

Marc Busch answers three blunt questions on the Boeing-Airbus dispute, potential trends toward protectionism post-COVID-19, and opposition to US tariffs on China.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Revitalizing the WTO

WTO reform is especially important now since it would provide an efficient way to tackle China’s unfair trade practices head-on. This paper proposes concurrent measures that the United States and European Union can take to revitalize the WTO.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Clete R. Willems

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

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

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

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Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Busch featured in the Financial Times on transatlantic trade barriers and competition with China

Marc Busch answers three blunt questions on the Boeing-Airbus dispute, potential trends toward protectionism post-COVID-19, and opposition to US tariffs on China.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Revitalizing the WTO

WTO reform is especially important now since it would provide an efficient way to tackle China’s unfair trade practices head-on. This paper proposes concurrent measures that the United States and European Union can take to revitalize the WTO.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Clete R. Willems

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

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

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

Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Italy’s pasta label is ‘COOL’ protectionism

Marc Busch writes that "country of origin" labels are among the most ingenious trade protectionist labels ever. Despite doing more harm than good go consumers, they are making a comeback.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Rising solar: Investing in Japan’s energy transition

The ability to invest in renewable energy assets in Japan—and thus to contribute to the country’s energy transition—also presents a significant opportunity for long-term capital from around the globe

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

The time to address an emerging market crisis is before it hits

The global economy is too weak to wait for another full-blown financial crisis to erupt. Now is the time to anticipate solutions.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

US Economy: V shape or K shape recovery?

At last night’s presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace asked the candidates if we are in a ‘V’ shape or ‘K’ shape recovery. What does that mean exactly? A ‘V’ means a rapid rebound bringing economic activity back to its pre-COVID levels. A ‘K’ means an unequal recovery – wealthier Americans do well but poorer Americans remain stuck in recession.

Elections 2020 by Josh Lipsky, Nitya Biyani

Economy & Business Elections

Events

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Economic welfare vs. national security: Inclusive growth, the State, and the role of the private sector

ONLINE EVENT - A conversation with professor Mariana Mazzucato and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Megan Greene on economic welfare vs. national security: inclusive growth, the state, and the role of the private sector.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT