The topics of central banking and increased growth/free trade within the realm of transatlantic relations have garnered plenty of headlines. Nevertheless, the debates surrounding the role of central banks in times of crisis, as well as the policies needed to bring about economic growth, continue on both sides of the Atlantic. These speeches, taken from AICGS’ 30th anniversary symposium in Berlin entitled “Measuring Expectations and Capabilities: The State of the German-American Dialogue”, provide some insight into these debates, while discussing the importance of transatlantic relations as the core of these issues.

Vice Chancellor and Minster Philipp Rösler on the importance of transatlantic free trade and the continued need for strong relations between the United States and Europe.

Benoit Coeure, European Central Bank, analyzes the role of monetary policy and the role of central banks in both times of normal and crisis conditions.

Andreas Dombret, Deutsche Bundesbank, discusses the role central banks are playing in the current efforts to bring growth, or higher levels of growth, back to both Europe and the United States.

Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Kampeter discusses the importance of free trade and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.