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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of June 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.

 

Study

Asia’s Rise in the New World Trade Order

The world of international trade is changing faster than ever seen before in modern history. After failed multilateral attempts by the WTO, nations are now banding together in great mega-regional free trading blocks.

Our new GED Study Series “How do Mega-Regional Trade Agreements Affect Emerging Markets” sheds light on the effects such pervasive changes in the global trading game will have on various regions around the world.

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

 

Blog Post

The Crossroads: Brazil

Sometimes countries face economic turmoil. Sometimes countries face political crises. From time to time, countries must address social tumult. Brazil – a country so recently on the rise – faces all three at once.

Featuring commentary from Joaquim Levy, Arminio Fraga, Otaviano Canuto, Alexandre Schwartsman, Edmar Bacha, Monica de Bolle, Riordan Roett and many more, GED’s own Samuel George takes us to the heart of a country at the crossroads.

It’s decision time. Which way will Brazil go? read more

For more on this topic please also check out our other Blog Posts on Brazil.

 

Blog Post

How to Achieve Growth in Europe?

Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the central banks of most industrialized nations have been running an expansionary monetary policy. Even so, the European Central Bank (ECB) has not achieved its target inflation rate of two percent for some years. This blog post examines why the massive increase in the money supply engineered by the ECB has not succeeded in producing the desired increase in Inflation. read more

 

Blog Post

10 Ways Free Trade can drive Prosperity

Over the past few months we have been doing some in-depth thinking about free trade agreements. Our fundamental belief is that trade between different countries increases people’s prosperity. However, certain basic conditions have to be met in order for free trade to actually lead to an improvement in people’s living conditions. read more

 

Infographic

The Right Way to Trade

Learn about the top 10 requirements for free trade to drive prosperity! read more

 

Infographic

Global Trade and TTIP

TTIP and free trade is viewed increasingly sceptical in Germany and the US. While in the US most people fear negative employment effects as a consequence of TTIP, Germans are most concerned about a potential loss in regulatory quality. This is a strong change in public opion, two years ago there was still a majority for TTIP, both in Germany and the US. read more

 

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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends

 

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