Distinguishing between risk and uncertainty—two concepts dating back to economist Frank Knight (1921)—has become popular in financial policy analyses in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. Risk refers to all those possible futures whose probabilities can be estimated, put in numbers, the “known unknowns.” Uncertainty, on the other hand, refers to the …Read More

The eight participants of the Business & Economics Program group came together for their first virtual meeting on September 16, 2016. The discussion focused on the lessons of recent economic crises as well as future challenges for the American and European economies. Among the questions the group confronted were how we see the problems emerging …Read More

Of the many actors at the center of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, large international banks figured prominently on post-crisis regulatory agendas. With the establishment of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in April 2009, the G20 of state leaders created an umbrella body for driving reform processes among the various bodies of the international …Read More

Anna Stahl

Dr. Anna Stahl will be a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2016. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the EU-China Research Centre at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She holds a PhD in political science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. Moreover, she completed an MA in …Read More

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Vincent Dreher is Research Associate at the Center for International Political Economy at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the Free University Berlin. He is currently pursuing a PhD on the subject of international financial market regulation after the crisis of 2007-09, with a focus on the newly created Financial Stability Board. Among …Read More

The shock of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has German carmakers scrambling. Not only is Britain their number one export market, last year, British buyers spent €22 billion on over 800,000 BMWs, Mercedes, Volkswagens and other German cars. What’s more, Britain is also deeply embedded in the German automakers’ complex supply chains. The …Read More

In this podcast, Peter Rashish, Senior Advisor for Trade and Transatlantic Relations at Transnational Strategy Group LLC, talks about geoeconomics and the importance of rules within international trade. Within the discussion, Mr. Rashish touches on TPP, economic order, and the future needs for the U.S. and the international economy. The podcast originally appeared on the …Read More

In a recent speech delivered at the World Affairs Council and American Council on Germany in San Francisco, Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, assessed the current market environment after Brexit, noting that while financial markets are not in panic, investments are looking for guidance in a period of …Read More

With Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the clouds of uncertainty hanging over the proposed US-EU free trade deal (known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP) have become darker. The negotiations were formally launched three years ago and have stalled because of transatlantic differences (for instance over issues of investor protections and …Read More

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics The effects of Brexit notwithstanding, European companies have suffered an alarming decline in standing over the last decade compared to their American and Asian competitors. What happened? (Economist) Germany to hike minimum wage: Just one year old, the minimum wage in Germany …Read More

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