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. 

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Months until herd immunity

EconoGraphics by Nitya Biyani

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

How to deploy economic tools against Putin’s aggression

Life doesn’t wait for any administration—and neither will Putin. Here's how the US government can deploy sanctions and other tools of economic statecraft as part of a broader Russia policy.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why tactical bargaining won the EU-China Investment Deal

In the CAI, traditional political proclivities, institutional dynamics, and tactics superseded Europe’s strategic interest in transatlantic coordination and its consideration of communist China as a ‘systemic rival.’ The EU-China investment agreement was thus neither a strategic embrace of Beijing, nor a European rejection of Washington.

Blog Post by Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn

China Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The world’s wealthy countries are at risk of a moral default

Rich countries must live up to their pledges by getting specific about the resources they’re making available to low-income countries—particularly in Africa—to deal with the economic downturn and rising debt. The meeting of G20 finance ministers on February 26 will provide an opportunity to fill in the policy blanks.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Delist or not delist: A $2.2 trillion US-China auditing dispute

The economic and financial forces set in motion by the COVID-10 pandemic—global recession and ultra-loose monetary policies that have driven a cross-border search for higher yield—have contributed to a slow shift of international capital toward China’s markets. Now, intensified US-China tensions—especially the targeting of Chinese companies for delisting from US stock markets—have the potential to heighten that trend.

Issue Brief by Jeremy Mark

China Economy & Business

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

GeoEconomics Center research highlighted at DealBook Conference during Secretary Yellen’s interview

Watch the full clip here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, Nitya Biyani

Financial Regulation United States and Canada

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Lipsky spoke with Matthew Taylor on CNBC about the Biden stimulus plan and the ripple effects on the global economy

Read the full article here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How Janet Yellen can help deliver the digital dollar

What precisely will the US Treasury Department do about the rise of digital currencies? Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should quickly harness the potential of these evolving financial tools, including a US-backed digital dollar.

New Atlanticist by Josh Lipsky, JP Schnapper-Casteras

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

This economic crisis is also a crisis for democracy

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting economic damage across the world. And that damage may be having an insidious knock-on effect: eroding faith in democracy, especially among young people.

New Atlanticist by Amanda Dickerson

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

How the US should respond to the coup in Myanmar

The Biden administration’s announcement that it will freeze one billion dollars of Myanmar government funds held in US banks will squeeze military leaders. But sanctions cannot be the only tool that the United States deploys.

New Atlanticist by Andrea R. Mihailescu

Economic Sanctions Elections

Events

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

The global economy in 2021: A conversation with the chief economists of Goldman Sachs and Citibank

Online Event 2020 was the worst year for global economic growth since World War II. What does 2021 have in store? Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist for Goldman Sachs and Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist for Citibank discuss the global economy in 2021.

9:30am Economy & Business

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

A conversation with Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Markus Dohle discusses the publishing industry and the important role that storytelling plays in strengthening our social discourse, lifting diverse voices and experiences, and promoting democratic values around the globe.

3:00pm Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations