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 2004, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies published an analysis by Sigurt Vitols and Thomas Kenyon, exploring the respective approaches of the United States and Germany toward corporate governance…

Securing the supply of energy is one of mankind’s basic needs. The exploitation of fossil fuels, (coal, petroleum, and more recently natural gas), has been one of the foundations of the development of industrial society…

Disappointment with economic performance and slow growth was one important element behind the rejection of the EU constitution in France and in the Netherlands this spring. It is also one of the reasons for the likely demise of the Red-Green government in Germany…

Financial services play a vital role in the transatlantic economy, serving as a major employer, factor of production, and a provider of services. Changes in financial services have been driven by financial globalization and innovation—to the point where experts are beginning to ask whether continued efforts by national governments to regulate their own service sectors must now give way to broader EU and transatlantic arrangements…

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