With the digital transformation unfolding across the OECD’s wealthy democracies, all eyes are on California. The land of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, California has captured the imaginations not just of consumers, but also of policymakers in the world’s most economically powerful countries. The future looks Californian. But while leaders in the United States, France, …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics “We’re engaged”: Alaska gets Chinese backing for natural gas project (Reuters) A proposal for the Eurozone: Franco-German bonds (Politico) Carmakers will face watered down EU targets to cut CO2 emissions (Handelsblatt) Every country is a tax haven (The Atlantic) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics German business confidence at an all-time high (Deutsche Welle) Europe’s chances for wage boom look slim (The Wall Street Journal) Investors waiting in the wings as bankrupt Air Berlin makes final flight (Deutsche Welle) Foreign and Domestic Policy Administration begins to implement …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics President Donald Trump’s trade balance accusation ignores the digital sector (Handelsblatt) EU leaders differ in assessment of Brexit Progress (Deutsche Welle) Chinese takeovers in Europe: the dragon’s return (Handelsblatt) Report: Pollution killing more people than war and violence, also causing huge economic …Read More

AICGS welcomed Martin Zielke, a top executive of the German banking industry, for a discussion on “The State of the European (Banking) Union.” Mr. Zielke addressed the impact of the September 24th German federal elections and their implications for European integration from a business perspective. He elaborated on how Commerzbank is adjusting its business model to …Read More

Angela Stanzel joined the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as a Policy Fellow for the Asia Programme in 2014. Before joining ECFR, Angela worked for the International Affairs Office of the Koerber Foundation in Berlin, for the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Asia Programme) in Brussels, and the German Embassy (cultural section) …Read More

Sidney Rothstein is a research fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, while he completes a PhD in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation investigates patterns of job security in the US and Germany as each country adopts a services-oriented model for economic growth. While …Read More

David Livingston is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focuses on geoeconomics, markets, and risk. He is also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Previously, Mr. Livingston served as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where …Read More

Megan Leary is an International Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and is responsible for economic and financial matters involving a portfolio of European countries, including Germany and Greece.  Megan previously served as the G-20 Coordinator during the Chinese and German G-20 presidencies, preparing senior Treasury officials on issues ranging from the global …Read More

Manuel Kilian is a Senior Project Manager for Investing and Venturing at the Axel Springer ecosystem firm which supports industries and governments in their digitalisation efforts. Prior to this, Manuel served as the Senior Manager to the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the biggest economic lobby group in Germany. Apart from this, …Read More

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