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.
Engraved on the U.S. dollar bill are the words “in God we trust.” The sarcastic extension of that phrase says “all others pay cash.” It seems that forces rampant in the U.S. and in Europe are trending toward a decline in trust in leaders, currency, and in governments overall. Public opinion polls… Read more >
The AICGS Business & Economics Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to host a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 12-1:30pm with Tilman Krueger, AICGS/DAAD Fellow, on “U.S. / EU Trade Relations with China: Different Challenges, Common Answers.”
In a recent article for the Financial Times, Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble finally explained to an international audience why he thinks treaty changes are necessary in order to provide “a safe legal base for a European resolution authority,” arguably the most controversial part of the banking union that euro area countries… Read more >
Different Systems, Similar Debates Despite different health care systems in Germany and the U.S., similar debates and health policy questions can be identified in both countries. Some common issues are the role of the private insurance market and competition in health care. In the U.S., the 2010 Affordable Care Act reform has… Read more >
By DAAD/AICGS Fellow Tilman Krueger Underlying past failures to agree on transatlantic trade liberalization are strong vested interests in the U.S. and in the EU—issues that have not vanished over the years. For negotiations on the recently proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to become successful, greater engagement with such interests… Read more >
AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sat down with Peter Beyer, member of the Christian Democratic Union, to discuss the current political landscape in Germany with general elections on the horizon. What effect is the recently formed anti-euro movement, Alternative fuer Deutschland, having on domestic German politics and how can Germany approach the… Read more >
On April 30, 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program hosted a roundtable discussion with Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS. The discussion focused on the euro crisis, politics within euro zone member states, the result of bailouts, the euro zone’s uncertain future, and the potential outcomes of euro zone policies.
The AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) are pleased to host a roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with Dr. Tim H. Stuchtey, BIGS Executive Director, on “WISIND – Making Well-Informed Decisions about Security Risks.”
In my recent piece from the Financial Times (paid content), I argue that the German economic model being sold so aggressively throughout the euro zone may not be the most effective policy for Europe’s lagging economies. The mere fact that some Germans still debate its benefits should raise a red flag for those… Read more >
Remember the saying it takes two to tango? In the case of the European Central Bank, that phrase could prove rather fitting for its President Mario Draghi, who will need the tacit support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel if he wants to introduce new unconventional policies, especially during an election year. What… Read more >