The global economy has still not overcome effects of the financial and economic crises in 2008 and 2009. Despite improvements in the American and European financial markets in 2010, the fiscal crisis in Greece and the rising U.S. deficit have caused a decline of trust in the capital markets and have overshadowed any growth in the real economy. Overcoming the recession and returning to a sustainable growth pattern is of paramount importance for the wealth and security of all nations and has an impact on almost all other policy areas. A cornerstone of the important transatlantic business partnership, German and American economic policies go beyond domestic issues and influence global markets, businesses, and governments.
To mark its 30th anniversary, AICGS is pleased to host a Symposium in Berlin entitled Measuring Expectations and Capabilities: The State of the German-American Dialogue. The symposium includes two panels, one examining the role of central banks , and the second focusing on the potential role of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).