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Global Economic Dynamics

Newsletter of September 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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How Could U.S. Protectionism Impact Global Trade?

Our newest study presents the results of simulation calculations which quantify the possible long-term effects of a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement and a general economic isolation of the United States from the rest of the world. read more

 

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Trump & Brexit – European-Asian Economic Relations Under New Conditions

The Economic Ministers of the 53 member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) have convened in Seoul from September 21 to 22, 2017. Given the rising protectionism worldwide and especially U.S. president Donald Trump’s nationalistic economic policy, we argue that this meeting has been an important opportunity to signal good economic cooperation beetween Asia and Europe. read more

 

Video

The Crossroads India

In recent years, India has emerged as one of the globe’s fastest growing economies. Overall, the country has averaged seven percent growth annually over the last decade. How has India’s digital transition helped push this growth? And can digital tools help make this growth accessible for all? read more

 

Blog Post

Downgrading or Upgrading NAFTA?

With regards to the US' attitude towards NAFTA all options still seem to be on the table. Both a successful modernization of the trade deal as well as a complete failure of the negotiations and a possible withdrawal from NAFTA are conceivable. But which way should the United States move? read more

 

Blog Post

Global Trade Under Pressure

Global trade has been stagnating for some years now. One reason for this is the increase in protectionist policies. But what can be done against it? read more

Blog Post

Bushido and the 21st Century

While Abenomics seems to provide a sustainable path to solving some of Japan’s current economic problems, it appears other older difficulties still remain. In this post we will try to connect some figures to the losses in the Japanese economy connected with Karoshi. read more

Blog Post

GED Under the Radar – August Edition

In this edition of Under the Radar we look back at the month of August 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 August: 130 years of "Made in Germany" and the developed world's largest shadow economy! read more

 

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