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Today, Germany stands at the center of Europe and is the most influential member of the European Union. Germany is a key partner of the U.S. in its most important international trade and economic relationships. As two of the world’s leading trading nations, the United States and Germany share a deep and abiding interest in the health of the world economy. There is no other country with which the U.S. shares a stronger mix of interests and values.
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Women and Entrepreneurship in Germany

Issue Brief 12 The great Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, argued that it is entrepreneurs, or ‘wild spirits,’ who inspire innovation and technological change in a nation. Schumpeter coined the German …

Why Germany Should Introduce Real Estate Investment Trusts Now

Issue Brief 11 On September 25, 2006 the German finance ministry unveiled draft legislation to introduce Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Germany. According to an announcement by the finance …

Innovation in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 26 As economic ties between the United States and Germany have grown steadily deeper and more intertwined, economic performance in one country increasingly affects the transatlantic partnership as …

The EU Services Directive: Nightmare or Opportunity? Implications for Transatlantic Business

Policy Report 25 The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have …

Industrial Lobbying within the European Union: Actors, Strategies, and Trends in the Multi-Level System

Policy Report 24 Deepening transatlantic economic integration has brought mutual benefit to the United States and Europe, but it has also created new potential for transatlantic conflict… Download Publication

Corporate Governance in Flux: Assessing the Recent Round of Reforms in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 21 In 2004, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies published an analysis by Sigurt Vitols and Thomas Kenyon, exploring the respective approaches of the United States and …

European Energy Strategies After the Petroleum Age

Issue Brief 4 Securing the supply of energy is one of mankind’s basic needs. The exploitation of fossil fuels, (coal, petroleum, and more recently natural gas), has been one of …

European Growth Troubles: Divergences and Challenges in a Global Economy

Issue Brief 3 Disappointment with economic performance and slow growth was one important element behind the rejection of the EU constitution in France and in the Netherlands this spring. It …

Financial Regulations in the U.S. and Germany-From National Autarky to International Cooperation?

Policy Report 19 Financial services play a vital role in the transatlantic economy, serving as a major employer, factor of production, and a provider of services. Changes in financial services …

Breaking Down Barriers to Trade and Investment: The U.S.-Germany Income Tax Treaty Revisited

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Corporate Governance in Germany and the United States: Key Challenges for the Transatlantic Business Community

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Product Standards in Transatlantic Trade and Investment: Domestic and International Practices and Institutions

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