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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of April 2018

We help make complex economic dynamics transparent and understandable. The project examines the causes and effects of economic trends, as well as the connections linking one trend to another.

 

Study

A Safety Net to Foster Support for Trade and Globalisation

Given the rise of protectionist reflexes and a world on the brink of trade war, a survey by the Bertelsmann Stiftung of attitudes towards trade and globalisation gauges the temperature among people in twelve developed and emerging economies. It finds that attitudes are generally positive but that some negative side effects worry the respondents. read more

 

Blog Post

GED Explains: Target Balances and Trade Imbalances

The Target system is a payment system that clears payments within the Eurosystem (European Central Bank and national central banks). The balances of the national central banks connected to this payment system were more or less zero in the early years. However, there have been sharp rises in Target balances since the financial and economic crisis in 2007. How could this happen? And what does this rise mean? read more

 

Blog Post

The Digital Trade Paradox

While growth in global trade overall has flattened since the 2008 financial crisis, digital trade has exploded. It is today easier than at any time in history to access education, information, goods or services from any corner of the world. read more

 

Blog Post

GED Under the Radar – April Edition

This month under the radar: Germany’s poor but sexy capital and the end of the classic French croissant? read more

 

Blog Post

Are the Four Freedoms in the EU Inseparable?

The four freedoms serve as the cornerstones of the Single Market and the euro. This briefing looks at the crucial question whether the (technically possible) separation of the four freedoms would make any political sense and examines the consequences such a decision would bear. read more

 

Career

Intern (m/f)

The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Global Economic Dynamics project is seeking an intern with a focus on macroeconomics for a period of 3 to 6 months. Learn more about the position here. read more

 

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We help make complex economic dynamics transparent and understandable.

The project examines the causes and effects of economic trends, as well as the connections linking one trend to another.

 

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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends

 

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