Business & Economics Program

Generates insights into the institutional, political, cultural, and historical factors that shape our responses to deepening economic integration and the challenges of globalization. Current issues in the Business & Economics Program include the Debt Crisis, responding to the end of the years of plenty by comparing German and American responses to the crisis. It looks at macroeconomic discrepancies and their potential threat to national security, studies approaches to international macroeconomic policymaking in the face of the crisis, and analyzes transatlantic trade and growth. In the area of Corporate Regulations it examines corporate governance and the mechanisms of regulations.

Späte Reue, Stefan Baron

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Writing a book about one’s own boss is a difficult task under any circumstance. The exercise is particularly tricky if the person in question is a highly controversial banker; if his name is Josef Ackermann, the former CEO of Deutsche Bank; and finally, if the author is trying to convince the skeptical… Read more >

Safe as Houses: Comparing Housing Finance Policies in the U.S. and Germany

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The recent financial crisis has demonstrated that housing is a key element of the U.S. economy, with the potential to destabilize the entire global economy. Yet U.S. housing finance policies differ significantly from those of other countries. The seminar analyzes some puzzling differences between the U.S. and Germany in their mix of… Read more >

The Reform of the German Renewable Energy Act in 2014

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 Introduction On 11 July 2014 the Bundesrat (the upper house of the German parliament) passed a reform of Germany’s renewable energy law. The reform subsequently went into effect on 1 August 2014.[1] The original law, the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (Renewable Energy Act or EEG), was first adopted in 2000. Coupled with Germany’s decision in… Read more >

Germany’s Future Iraq Involvement: U-Turn or Continuity?

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Since U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb Sunni extremists in Iraq, German public opinion has debated whether to get involved and if so, why. In its initial reaction to the crisis, the German government, sensing that its citizens would prefer to stay out of any new international entanglement, tried to suggest… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: August 11, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

An Overview of the TTIP Negotiations after the Sixth Round in Brussels

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Background At the G-8 summit in June last year, the United States and European Union agreed to begin the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). All parties involved were enthusiastic about the start of negotiations for a new trade treaty. Leaders publicly supported what could be the largest free… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: August 6, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The Fourth Revolution, Micklethwait & Wooldridge

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Events of the past few months have once again proven that, in today’s world, defining what a rules-based order is has become increasingly difficult. In fact, the world order increasingly looks more like world disorder, to echo a title of a forthcoming book by Henry Kissinger. Challenges to western democracies both from… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily, August 4, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 31, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.