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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of August 2017

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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Learning from China’s Success? Europe in the 21st Century Global Economy

Following the election of President Trump on an "America First" and anti-globalization platform the debate about the future of international trade and international competition policy became a hot political issue. In this regard Europe could achieve economic success by learning lessons from China’s development and by following their approach. read more


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“America First” and Lessons from the Past

Trump isn't the first historic leader of a superpower to threaten protectionism on a global scale. How did the decline of the Roman Imperial economy compare to US policy today and what can we learn from the past? read more


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What are the Drivers Behind Economic Globalization?

Sometimes it seems that the increase of cross-border exchange of goods, services, capital and other factors of production is inevitable. But as a matter of fact, the development of globalization is not determined by any laws of nature. Political decisions and institutions are central adjustment screws. read more


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The FED, the Dollar and the Global Economy

In December 2015 the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) raised interest rates for the first time since 2008. It has also continued to hike interest rates since then, with the last rate hike being in June 2017. The FED's interest rate policy has far-reaching consequences, not just for the American economy, but also for the entire global economy. read more


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How Does International Trade Affect Voter Behavior?

More and more people in industrial nations are increasingly critical of globalization. We look at how the negative employment and income effects in advanced economies resulting from trade with low-wage economies have an impact on citizens’ voting behavior. read more



Can the Euro Area Learn Lessons from Japan?

The GED Project is launching a new series: GED Economic Outlook. In this series, we will look at what the future might bring for countries or economic variables we are interested in. In this first installment of the series, we look at Japan. read more


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GED Under the Radar – July Edition

In this edition of Under the Radar we look back at the month of July and recount those stories from all around the world that we felt were important that month but gained less popular media attention than they actually deserved. Under the radar in July: Venezuela's desperate fight against inflation, Burgernomics and the rising prices of European breakfasts! read more



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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends


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