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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of September 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.



Globalization Report 2016

In our Globalization Report 2014, we examined how far individual countries benefited from increasing globalization between 1990 and 2011. In the new Globalization Report 2016, we extend the period under review to cover 1990 to 2014. As was the case in 2014, industrialized countries are the biggest winners from globalization.

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


Blog Post

Will Peace in Colombia Boost Growth?

In late 2015, GED’s own Samuel George asked both Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas one simple question – what single policy could best generate sustainable growth? In separate interviews, both answered simply and without hesitation: “Peace”. read more


Blog Post

Germany - A Timid Economic Giant?

This Blog Post is featuring an economic discussion between:

Fabrizio Coricelli (Paris School of Economics and CEPR)


Andreas Wörgötter (Economics Research Unit, Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, University of Technology, Vienna and IZA). read more



GED Webinar: Free Trade From Lisbon to Vladivostok

On September 6, 2016 our GED experts Christian Bluth and Ulrich Schoof held this month webinar on the implications of a potential free trade Agreement between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union. Recent study results were discussed with EU-Russia Relations expert Danila Bochkarev of the East-West Institute in Brussels. Check out the full webinar video. read more


Blog Post

Is Globalization Driving Down Wages?

In our Globalization Report 2016 we demonstrated that globalization has a positive impact on the gross domestic product of all countries participating in globalization. Simultaneously, globalization produces winners and losers in each country. In this post we analyse the wage effects of globalization in industrialized and developing economies. read more


Blog Post

Globalization among G7 Nations has Faltered since 2000

In our Globalization Report 2016 most of the G7 economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) belong among the countries with the highest globalization-induced GDP per capita gains since 1990. However, the globalization of these countries has been decreasing since the bursting of the dotcom bubble. As a result, G7 countries have achieved lower GDP gains from globalization, whereas emerging economies gained ground. read more


Blog Post

Globalization of Central and Eastern European Countries

At the beginning of September, we published the main results of our Globalization Report 2016 covering 42 countries. This blog post takes a deeper look at Central and East European economies, which achieved the largest jumps in the ranking of globalization. read more



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Andreas Esche

Director, Program Megatrends


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