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Fri, May 29, 2020

Italian, Spanish diplomats stress EU solidarity in wake of COVID-19 economic response

Top officials from Italy and Spain—the two European Union member states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic—praised the EU’s May 27 announcement of a €750 billion ($826.5 billion) recovery program to rescue the bloc from its worst economic crisis in its history.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Eurozone

Thu, May 28, 2020

The EU recovery plan: A “Merkel” but not a “Hamilton” moment

While the EU coronavirus recovery plan is a good step toward more fiscal cohesion, it is nowhere near fostering a fiscal union.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus European Union

Wed, May 27, 2020

Suma Chakrabarti says EBRD is committed to financing post-coronavirus recovery

Unlike the much larger International Monetary Fund (IMF) or World Bank, the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out as being the only international financial institution that will focus its 2020-21 activities exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 27, 2020

A new era in financial diplomacy: The third evolution of Bretton Woods

China has made significant waves by introducing its own digital yuan this past month. The United States should turn to its allies for support and cooperation in building an alternative to the Chinese solution for digital currencies.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China European Union

Tue, May 26, 2020

EU looks for next step in coronavirus economic response

An agreement within the EU to not only jointly issue debt, but to disburse the proceeds of those debt issuances in the form of grants to financially weaker member states, would be an important moment in capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, May 26, 2020

The WTO needs a new DG: No time for business as usual

Will the WTO finally pick a woman? Which continent “gets” the slot? And does the institution need someone from a developing country? These questions merit attention, but first, it’s time to ask why this isn’t “business as usual.”

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

Trade
economy-business-post-covid-world

Tue, May 19, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Mon, May 18, 2020

Partial Eurobond not the answer to Europe’s coronavirus economic downturn

Some have argued that a partial Eurobond instrument, backed for example by France, Italy, and Spain, could be set up as a risk sharing and/or solidarity tool to partially finance the recovery out of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. This is a truly awful idea as such an instrument would deliver none of the potential benefits of a Eurobond, while simultaneously creating asymmetric risks on capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Fri, May 15, 2020

Income inequality and life after coronavirus: Flattening the spread

This will be a “crisis wasted” if we do not acknowledge and instill the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity, the dignity of work, and the recognition that each person matters and has something unique to contribute to society.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Coronavirus Future of Work

Thu, May 14, 2020

Iran’s stock market: Growth in the midst of a recession?

Given the overall economic conditions in Iran (i.e. low growth, production and consumption) maintaining the growth of the stock exchange will be challenging both for the companies and the government.

New Atlanticist by Sara Bazoobandi

Economic Sanctions International Markets