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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of October 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.



Boosting Trade in Services in the Digitalisation Era

How well is your country realising its potential in digital services trade? This question is answered by a ranking which is part of this new GED study together with ECIPE. The study shows that Ireland is best at realising its potential while Germany finishes only 19th out of 28. The study is also looking at explanations for this performance: Germany would need better digital infrastructure but also better adoption of businesses and consumers to realise its potential. read more



GED Presents: The All New, All Powerful FTA VIS

It has been two years since we first launched our award winning data visualization tool FTA VIS. Since then our platform has helped tell thousands of data stories to explain the formation and history of free trade agreements to people all around the world. Today we are launching our new and updated version of FTA VIS. Dive in as more deals, more information and more stories are waiting to be explored! read more


Blog Post

Brexit’s Latest News: One Year After The Vote

Over one year after the Brexit vote, we ask how the British economy has reacted so far to the rise of uncertainty following the referendum and how bright or dim the future for the British economy looks like right now. read more



Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati on Narendra Modi & Indian Growth Momentum

“India grows at night.” The popular argument, first posited by writer Gucharan Das, holds that true expansion in the country’s economy occurs while the bureaucrats in New Delhi sleep. A video from the Crossroads archives. read more


Blog Post

India's Path of Economic Liberalization and Digital Transformation

In the light of recent reforms carried out by the Indian government we take a look at to what extent Modi has succeded in transforming India's economy. read more


Blog Post

GED Explains: Three Reasons Why There Shouldn’t Be Lasting Current Account Imbalances

We list three reasons why there really shouldn’t be lasting current account imbalances under a functioning global trading system and six reasons why they nevertheless exist. read more



Asia and Europe: Prospects for Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order

The 14th Asia-Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), which took place in Seoul from September 20-21, 2017, included sessions on international trade and investment, the 4th industrial revolution and macroeconomic policy coordination among others. GED was there on the scene to provide input. read more



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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends


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