AICGS

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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Climate and Energy Policies in the United States and Germany: Lessons for the Future

Issue Brief 29 AICGS recently completed a project to address the climate and energy challenges with the generous support of the Daimler-Fonds im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, resulting in …

U.S. and European Banks: Two Sides of the Same Story?

Issue Brief 28 Financial institutions in Europe and the U.S. are currently facing one of the most difficult periods in decades. In Issue Brief 28, Deutsche Bank/AICGS Fellow Jan Schildbach …

A New Map for American-German Relations: Memorandum to the New U.S. President

In January 2009, you—Mr. President—the United States, and the world will be facing numerous challenges of enormous importance ranging from the crisis in the global financial markets to the global …

Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Policy Report 34 Climate change is one of the most important challenges that the world faces today. In addition to the war in Iraq, climate policy was also one of …

Commerce, Climate Change, and China: German-American Challenges in 2009

Issue Brief 23 In light of the recent economic downturn, the U.S. presidential candidates and the American public are focusing increasingly on economic issues in the 2008 campaign. While economic …

Policies for Profit and Progress? Education Policy Trends in the United States

Issue Brief 19 Trends in education policy influence many aspects of society. Education is now recognized as one of the most important factors for social progress and future profits, making …

Innovation in the United States and Germany: The Future

Policy Report 28 As mature, post-industrial economies, the United States and Germany confront a promising, if uncertain, future in the realm of innovation. How they approach that future—what they choose …

Innovation in the United States and Germany: Case Studies

As two pillars of the global economy, the status and future of applied innovation in the U.S.-German partnership constitutes a long term challenge to decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic, albeit for slightly different, if convergent, reasons…

Boeing vs. Airbus: The WTO Dispute Neither Can Win

Issue Brief 14 In October 2004, the United States terminated the Agreement on Trade in Large Civil Aircraft it had signed with the EU in 1992. This agreement regulated the …

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 …