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 the responses of central banks and fiscal authorities to current challenges, and analyzes transatlantic trade and growth. In the area of Financial Regulation it examines the potential impact on credit intermediation and growth. Educating the Future Workforce is an ongoing challenge for the United States and Europe. Lessons on work-based learning systems and their role in boosting employment and economic growth can be learned from other countries’ experience in developing multiple career pathways for their citizens.

The EU is acting at breakneck speed to fill the legal gap that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) created in October, invalidating the Safe Harbor Agreement for EU/U.S. data transfers. EU Justice Commissioner Vĕra Jourová reported on 1 February 2016 to the European Parliament’s Committee on Freedoms and Human Rights (Civil Liberties, Justice, and …Read More

As the American voters evaluate their choice for the White House on November 8, the debates over economic and foreign policy issues in the U.S. all through the campaign toward Election Day will reverberate well beyond the United States. AICGS and Deutsche Börse are pleased to present a special forum to examine key issues at …Read More

In this At Issue interview, Matthias Matthijs, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS in Washington, D.C., sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss the leadership Germany has assumed in response to the euro crisis, security challenges on its eastern border, and the massive influx of refugees. Professot Matthijs suggests that …Read More

Not only has manufacturing come back to the U.S., it has also changed in the meantime, asking for new and different skill sets compared to previous times when the U.S. had a competitive edge with products “Made in America.” The “old” manufacturing used to be dark, dirty, and dangerous; the “new” manufacturing looks very different, …Read More

On October 29, 2015, Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and frequent participant and speaker in AICGS programs, delivered a speech on the banking sector seven years after the initial crisis. In the speech at the Financial Markets Group Research Centre of the London School of Economics and Political …Read More

The ongoing refugee crisis has exposed new cracks in the European Union. While some European leaders, including those in the German government, had been reluctant to define the debt crisis as a threat to the very existence of the monetary union in past years, they seem to be less shy about describing the impact of …Read More

In January 2013, eleven euro zone states, including France, Germany, and Italy, decided to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) with the goal of making the financial sector contribute to the cost of economic recovery after the 2008 financial crisis as well as creating disincentives for speculative trading.[1] At first sight, the case of the …Read More

On November 17, 2015 in Bonn, Germany, a panel of experts from the United States and Germany will convene for a dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).   It features a podium discussion between State Secretary Ulrich Kelber, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Peter Chase, and Thea Lee, moderated by Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard.  AICGS …Read More

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This year’s Symposium is framed around the idea of “A New Transatlantic Generation.” We know that German-American relations have long been shaped by the personal connections that were established after World War II and held firm throughout the Cold War. Since reunification, however, there has been a rapid drawdown of the American troop presence in …Read More

This week’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is a major historical milestone. It is the first part – along with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – of the U.S. Administration’s strategy to create updated rules for the global economy that take account of important new phenomena like global value chains, …Read More

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