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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of July 2016

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.

 

Video

Mega-Regional Trade Deals and Asia

Who will shape the new world trade order – East or West? With the emergence of mega-regional trade deals new global alliances are formed. Some players look at a new golden age of trade while others face potential losses. Our newest animated video shows the effects mega-regional trade deals like the TPP and RCEP could have on Asia. read more

 

Blog Post

Germany’s Chinese Invasion Strikes Fear, but Shouldn’t

In July 2016 the Chinese investor Midea took over the majority of German robot maker Kuka. Chinese foreign direct investment in Germany is often perceived as threatening and unwanted by the public. According to our expert though, it’s protectionist tendencies like these, which could become the real threat for the German economy. read more

 

Blog Post

Europe: Divided we Fall

The United Kingdom voters decided to leave the European Union (EU). Citizens of other countries, too, may think they might be better off outside the EU. But considering the economic and demographic developments within the next decades, this is a fundamental misjudgement. read more

 

Blog Post

5 Reasons for the Global Trade Slowdown

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the volume of global trade has been characterized in part by double-digit growth rates. Yet evidence shows that this growth has declined steeply since 2012. This piece examines the reasons for the decreasing dynamism of global trade. read more

 

Blog Post

Culture Clash – Why Inequality Led to Brexit

Social inequality and divisions between classes, generations and regions were key in fostering anti-European sentiments among many Britons in the recent EU referendum. British social policies are in dire need of reform. read more

 

Study

Turkey’s EU integration at a crossroads

What consequences does the new EU trade policy have for economic relations between Turkey and Europe, and how can these be addressed?

For a short summary of the paper's main findings, click here to read the corresponding blogpost. read more

 

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