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Economics

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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The End of the Years of Plenty? American and German Responses to the Economic Crisis

Policy Report 49 Policy Report 49 analyzes the policy responses of Germany and the United States to the continued economic and financial unrest. The authors examine the origins of Germany’s …

Lots of Talk, Little Action? Chances and Impediments for a New EU-U.S. Trade Agenda

Issue Brief 41 The annual meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) in November 2011 presented an opportunity for German and American policymakers  to make progress on their efforts at …

The Eurozone Crisis and Implications for the United States

European leaders finally agreed to a more comprehensive plan to help bring the euro out of its current crisis. However, many experts agree that there is still much more that needs to be done to bring Europe, and the global economy as a whole, out of this mess. This week’s AICGS Advisor examines a few of the expert opinions on what still lies ahead:
Peter S. Rashish, Vice President for Europe & Eurasia, U.S Chamber of Commerce, gives his testimony before the House Financial Services subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade on the U.S. implications of the euro zone crisis and what should be done to bolster trade between the two partners.

Transatlantic Relations in an Age of Fiscal Austerity

Issue Brief 40 Prior to the economic and financial crisis that began in 2008, the fiscal challenges of both Europe and the U.S. largely were viewed as longer-term issues, associated …

Taming the Financial Beast: A Status Report of Financial Regulatory Reform in the U.S. and European Union

Policy Report 47 In the wake of the global financial crisis, the United States and the European Union have acted not only to recover from the crisis, but also to …

Global Economic Imbalances and International Security: Perils and Prospects

Issue Brief 39 Despite improvements in the American and European financial markets in 2010, the fiscal crisis in Greece and the continually rising U.S. deficit have caused a decline of …

Recovering From an Economic Hangover: Lessons and Prescriptions for Transatlantic Cooperation

Issue Brief 38 Two years after the financial and economic crisis began in the United States and shortly thereafter spread to Europe and Germany, the subsequent economic downturn continues to …

Intellectual Property Rights and Green Technology Transfer: German and U.S. Perspectives

Policy Report 45 While environmental concerns have recently taken a backseat to the economic and financial crisis, scientific projections on climate change continue to call for action. Yet, international cooperation …

Promoting Energy Innovation and Investment Through Transatlantic Transfer of Community Energy Policies

Policy Report 43 In Policy Report #43, “Promoting Energy Innovation and Investment Through Transatlantic Transfer of Community Energy Policies,” Dale Medearis, Peter Garforth, and Stefan Blüm look to the European …

Battle for the Bundestag: German Election of 2009

On September 27, 2009 the German voters decided in favor of a change in the German government. After four years of a grand coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD, the …

‘They Can and Must Increase’: An Analysis of U.S.-Russian Economic Relations in International Comparison

Issue Brief 31 In Issue Brief 31, “‘They Can and Must Increase’: An Analysis of U.S.-Russian Economic Relations in International Comparison,” Deutsche Bank/AICGS Fellow Dr. Thorsten Nestmann analyzes the low …

Miracles are Possible

In light of the current economic crisis, Americans sometimes wonder why Germany, the world exporting champion, is not taking more action to spur on its economy. Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Senior Fellow and Director of the Business and Economics Program at AICGS, writes that to understand Germany’s actions (or lack thereof), one must understand the concept of Ordnungspolitik and how it has shaped Germany’s economic policy over the past sixty years. In his essay, Dr. Stuchtey gives an overview of Ordnungspolitik and suggests ways how this concept can help to end the current crisis.