Economy

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Online Discussion: Getting the WTO Back on Course and Into Safe Waters

What the Selection of a New Director General Means for Global Trade Governance

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Migration to Europe : Europe’s Latest Immigration Plan Unlikely to Heal Rifts

After years of bitter division on how to deal with migrants, the European Union has finally unveiled a new plan. But it is unlikely to gain widespread traction, not least as attitudes towards refugees have hardened amid the corona crisis.

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Study: Exploring a “Green List” for EU-China Economic Relations

A new study assesses which areas of the EU’s economic engagement with China are safe from being drawn into discussions about sensitive sectors, critical infrastructure or national security.

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Megatrend-Report: The Corona Transformation: How the pandemic slows globalization and accelerates digitalization

Our second megatrend report outlines the central effects of the Covid pandemic on the medium and long-term development of digitization and globalization. It also examines the interactions between these megatrends, which have been particularly hard hit by the crisis, and demographic change, and their impact on our economic and social system.

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International research: To the very top with innovation – Sweden

Sweden once again won the title of European innovation leader last year, a feat the country owes not least to its state innovation authority Vinnova: “We help increase Sweden’s innovative capacity and sustainable growth. We strive to turn Sweden into a driving force in a sustainable world.” Author: Benjamin Dierks

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Study: Protectionism is the wrong answer to Corona – Globalization increases prosperity

Globalization has increased the gross domestic product per capita in 45 countries between 1990 and 2018. As the Globalization Report 2020 shows, industrialized nations have achieved the greatest income growth. In relation to their income level, however, emerging economies are also among the winners. Current estimates show that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could partially cancel out the gains of globalization in Germany.

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Impulse: Germany and Europe must turn more innovative

Brigitte Mohn, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Innovations are driving forces for prospering economic development. Germany and Europe offer great potential for improving our innovative strength. Increasing our innovation capability is more than just a relevant economic dimension.

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Online Event : Joint Workshop with Monopolies Commission: "Market power trends: Evidence and implications for Germany and Europe"

The US-American tech giants can further expand their market power even in the corona crisis. But what about competition in Germany and Europe? We have discussed this with international scientists.

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International Survey: The social and ecological dimension of globalization needs more attention

The Corona Crisis has many people worry about the negative side-effects of economic interdependence. Our 2020 Globalization Survey shows that public attitudes toward international trade and investment had already turned more negative by the start of the pandemic. Concerns about ecological and social ramifications, such as growing pollution or rising inequality, have come to the fore.

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Study: Digitalization permeates the entire working world

The demand for digital skills has increased markedly in recent years, even in industries and occupations in which digitalization previously played only a limited role. That is one of the findings from an innovative data analysis that evaluated 26 million online job postings from Germany for the years 2014 and 2018. The study was conducted by us in cooperation with Burning Glass Technologies.