A high-standard, open global economy requires a regular update to its rules and the right division of labor between domestic and international economic policies to remain a driver of prosperity for the United States, Germany, and the European Union. The Geoeconomics Program has three main areas of focus. Trade and Financial Governance examines the trade, financial, and monetary policies that governments can draw upon to create dynamic, sustainable, and inclusive growth, and to promote their global economic interests. Educating the Future Workforce assesses ongoing workforce development and labor market challenges for the United States and Europe. It seeks lessons on work-based learning systems from other countries’ experiences that can be applied to the United States to boost employment and economic growth. The focus of Energy and Climate Policy is to examine European energy security, and the economic impact of energy and environmental policies.

In an April 2 interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “Global Public Square,” GE CEO Jeff Immelt made the case for looking to Germany for clues to reviving manufacturing in hard-hit areas in the U.S. Midwest. Immelt pointed to Germany’s “great training, great infrastructure…export bank [and] tax policy.” As the U.S. debates whether trade policy has …Read More

2016 was a tumultuous year in the political economy of trade. Populists have been on the march nearly everywhere—slowed, perhaps temporarily, by Dutch elections two weeks ago. At times, the target has been nothing less than the entire postwar order. More proximately, it’s the global economy, and the agreements that undergird it, that fuel the …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany Said to Seek Early U.K. Brexit Pledge to Pay Its EU Bill (Bloomberg) Trump is wrong to criticise Germany over trade – he should look closer to home (The Guardian) German firms report Brexit will ‘seriously damage’ business with …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany to take legal action if Trump taxes imports (DW) Germany should ditch austerity, embrace EU investment: Gabriel (The Business Times) China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S. (NYT) Business groups draw battle lines over Obamacare replacement …Read More

Dr. Ryan Monroe is Chief Academic Officer at Carlos Rosario School in Washington, DC.  He was a participant in AICGS’ site visits in Charlotte, NC, as part of the Institute’s work on integrating young minorities into the work force. In case you were wondering what I was doing last week… The American Institute for Contemporary German …Read More

Political tensions between Germany and the U.S. promptly resurfaced not long after the new administration took possession of the White House. Many will argue at length about who is right about what. Yet now that Chancellor Merkel has returned to Berlin from her inaugural meeting with the U.S. president, a few lessons about what the …Read More

Greg Anderson

Dr. Greg Anderson is a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in March and April 2017.  He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta (CANADA) and former Research Director (2009-2013) of the Alberta Institute of American Studies (AIAS) at the University of Alberta. He earned a BA and MA in …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany to press G20 to sign off on free trade amid worries about US stance: Sources (CNBC) Audi searched by German police in Dieselgate swoop (Reuters) Germany Eyes 1.9 Percent Increase in Spending Next Year (US News) Trump adviser Navarro: …Read More

Is populism reshaping the political arena? Will political uncertainty hamper economic growth? How can civil society play a role in the changing international environment? Can the transatlantic partners build a coherent approach to Russia, to cybersecurity, to humanitarian crises? These and other questions have been the topic of discussion for participants in AICGS’ program “A …Read More

In this article in the New York Times, Dr. Jackson Janes weighs in on expectations for Merkel’s March 14 visit with Trump, noting that a number of corporate CEOs will be part of her delegation.  Dr. Janes tells the Times, “The thing she’ll come back with is, ‘Do you know that there are thousands of …Read More

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