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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of May 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.

 

Study

EU-India FTA – Two Unequal Partners?

Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. There are many hurdles to take before both sides will be able to agree to a deal. Our newest GED Study examines the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have.

PLEASE JOIN US for our upcoming webinar on June 1, 2017 at 1.30 - 2.15 pm CEST (Berlin). Please register here …it’s free! In this interactive online session we will go into even more detail about the results from this exciting study! read more

 

Focus Paper

Can the Welfare State Keep Up With Globalization?

In the past, more open economies used to have larger welfare states which served as a protection against external shocks. Our new focus paper suggests that the link between openness and the scope of the welfare state has weakened over time. For the last decade, it is hardly possible to verify a correlation between openness and the welfare state at all. This might have some explanatory potential for the increasing discontent with globalization. read more

 

Video

Who Benefits Most From Globalization?

How do you measure globalization? And who benefits the most from it? Those are two of the main questions we asked ourselves when we presented our updated Globalization Report 2016 at the end of last year. We wanted to continue sharing our findings with you, our audience, so we decided to make a video about it. read more

 

Video

Nafta at the Crossroads

When finalized in the early 1990s, NAFTA was the most complex trade and investment deal of its kind. Today it has lost much of its popularity. Can it be saved? Our newest GED Video takes a critical look at what has been achieved and what could be improved for the future. read more

 

Blog Post

GED Under the Radar – April Edition

In this edition of Under the Radar we look back at the month of April 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 April: Unlimited economic growth, British elections, a crumbling empire and a shutdown! read more

 

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We help make complex economic dynamics transparent and understandable.

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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends

 

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