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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of July 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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The Mixed Blessings of Globalization in Africa

In our studies about the economic consequences of increasing globalization, we were able to show that a deeper economic integration has positive growth effects for all participating economies. However, economic development in the least developed economies, the African economies in particular, is problematic. read more


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July's G20 Summit in Hamburg Ended with Mixed Results

The G20 meeting in Hamburg brought the city to the brink of chaos. While the heads of state or government probably hardly noticed the side-effects of their get-together, they clearly show that anti-trade and anti-globalization sentiments continue to arouse activists – not only on the rims of the political spectrum, but throughout society. read more


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EU and Japan Summit: A Strong Signal for Free Trade

While Donald Trump seems to dump one trade pact after the other, the EU and Japan have made a strong case for free trade and against protectionism just days ahead of this month's G20 summit: both sides achieved a political agreement on the planned EU-Japan trade deal. read more


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How Much Will Brexit Impact the UK's Trading Power?

Since June 2007 India and the EU have undergone negotiations for a comprehensive trade deal. This blogpost looks at the effects of Brexit on an EU-India Free Trade Agreement and assesses whether the UK could compete with the EU for a future FTA with India, which is continuing to expand its role as a major player in global trade. read more


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G20 Talks: How to Achieve Economic and Political Stability in Turkey?

After almost a decade of impressive economic and political progress starting in 2002 with the election of the single ruling AK party, Turkey is again on the verge of economic and political upheaval. read more


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GED Explains: Global Imbalances and the Role of Savings

Trade deficits as well as current account surpluses are one reason for growing protectionism. A lack of international competitiveness, due to low productivity and high labor costs per unit, is seen as the major reason for trade deficits. As a matter of fact domestic consumption behavior is an important cause of global imbalances, too. read more


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GED Under the Radar – June Edition

In this edition of Under the Radar we look back at the month of June 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 June: Can China grow forever? Has globalization reached its peak? And Is the Great Barrier Reef “too big to fail”? read more



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About Global Economic Dynamics (GED):

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.


Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends


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