While the global economy has overcome many of the effects of the financial crisis, slow growth, job losses in traditional sectors, and increasing inequality are testing the ability of governments in advanced economies like the United States and Germany to provide broad-based prosperity. A high-standard, rules-based international trading system and well-regulated financial markets will continue to be important drivers of economic growth and a focus of attention for governments and business alike.

The subtitle of this book, written by a former Research Fellow at AICGS, is “Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union.” The author has reviewed Germany’s efforts to find solutions to the challenges that have plagued the euro zone over the past several years. He essentially concludes that Berlin has to make some hard …Read More

AICGS is pleased to host an informal luncheon with Dr. Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the German Bundesbank. Dr. Dombret will be discussing the economic outlook for 2016 and prospects for growth. Germany remains the backbone of the Euro zone economy with its gross domestic product expanding despite difficult conditions during the …Read More

In an article in the International Business Times, AICGS President Dr. Jack Janes weighs in on Germany’s role in and outlook toward global economic growth in advance of the G-20 Summit in China.  “Schäuble ‘is not talking about fiscal stimulus in Germany these days,’ Janes said. ‘But given all the unpredictable elsewhere in Europe, there …Read More

The Western European message of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s was fairly clear: More regional economic integration and the building of joint institutions is good for the European Union and could serve as a model for other regions in the world economy that are interested in higher economic growth and more politico-economic stability. The …Read More

On October 29, 2015, Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and frequent participant and speaker in AICGS programs, delivered a speech on the banking sector seven years after the initial crisis. In the speech at the Financial Markets Group Research Centre of the London School of Economics and Political …Read More

In January 2013, eleven euro zone states, including France, Germany, and Italy, decided to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) with the goal of making the financial sector contribute to the cost of economic recovery after the 2008 financial crisis as well as creating disincentives for speculative trading.[1] At first sight, the case of the …Read More

On November 17, 2015 in Bonn, Germany, a panel of experts from the United States and Germany will convene for a dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).   It features a podium discussion between State Secretary Ulrich Kelber, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Peter Chase, and Thea Lee, moderated by Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard.  AICGS …Read More

This year’s Symposium is framed around the idea of “A New Transatlantic Generation.” We know that German-American relations have long been shaped by the personal connections that were established after World War II and held firm throughout the Cold War. Since reunification, however, there has been a rapid drawdown of the American troop presence in …Read More

In this study, Jörg Bibow, Professor of Economics at Skidmore College, assesses the ECB’s crisis management performance and potential for crisis resolution. Part of AICGS’ focus on analysis of the euro crisis, the study investigates the institutional and functional constraints that delineate the ECB’s scope for policy action under crisis conditions and how the ECB has actually used …Read More

Following the recent and ongoing turmoil in financial markets, largely triggered by the growing uncertainty about the health of the Chinese economy, financial investors have started to expect and demand more actions from the European Central Bank (ECB). In a research note, the British bank Barclays went as far as predicting “more easing before year-end.” …Read More

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