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Michael Schwan, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Michael Schwan as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2021. Dr. Schwan is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne in Germany …

The Fight Against Money Laundering: Germany Expands its Transparency Register

In Germany and the United States, criminals often hide behind a complicated web of companies that does not reveal the individuals who control the entities. But there are also many …

The Reinvention of State Services?

The Role of Organizational Purpose for Publicly Owned Companies in Germany Purpose is one of the key concepts of our time when it comes to a new entrepreneurial understanding. Companies …

American Spending Spree—Echoes from the Past and Lessons for the Future

Negotiations are ongoing in Congress on the American Jobs Plan and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. The former is a $2 trillion infrastructure spending bill originally proposed in March …

A Digital Euro and Central Bank Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies continued to make headlines in 2020 and early 2021. For one thing, Bitcoin rallied again in November, December, and the beginning of January, lifting its price to more than …

What the U.S. Can Learn from Germany’s Fate in the Covid-19 Crisis

For decades, many in Germany have envied the United States as a modern, efficiently governed democracy with a more flexible and more innovative economy than at home. This image has …

COVID-19: Challenge and Chance for Germany. How to Overcome Renationalization and Distrust

The Pandemic Hits the World In a Time of Renationalization and Distrust The global corona pandemic has hit the world economy severely; lockdowns in almost all countries have interrupted and …

Episode 21: The Fate of the Economy Post-Corona

As governments shape their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, the economic impact of the crisis is growing. In the U.S., the surge in unemployment claims is four times greater than …

Corona Crisis: What Can Economic Policy Do?

In his article on what economic policies can be pursued to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Jörn Quitzau first establishes the “exceptional character” of …

A German import to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus has become a global pandemic, Germany attracted attention earlier this month for President Trump’s alleged interest in bringing Tuebingen-based CureVac’s vaccine research to the United States. While such zero-sum …

Can the German Obsession with Balanced Budgets Be Overcome?

For many years international observers, including U.S. Nobel laureates like Paul Krugman and Robert Solow, have been wondering about certain peculiarities in German economic reasoning and economic policy. These seem …

Fiscal Stimulus for the European Economy: The Right Thing?

With weaker economic growth in Europe, the idea is being resurrected that European governments, or at least those with “enough fiscal space,” should stimulate their economies by increasing government debt …

Dr. Jackson Janes on German economic outlook and the end of the Merkel era on CGTN

AICGS President Emeritus Dr. Jackson Janes spoke recently on CGTN about Merkel’s successes and weaknesses in her time in office, the impact of coalition politics and political parties on the …

The Economics of AfD Expansion

With the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) achieving almost 25 percent in the elections in the two east German states of Brandenburg and Saxony in September 2019, and both …

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