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Learning Lessons from German Healthcare: How Universal Coverage Can Save Lives in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages countries around the world, its effects are proving somewhat indiscriminate: both long-time workers and new hires have lost jobs across a wide variety of industries. …

The State of Europe-China Relations

AICGS Fellow Yixiang Xu recently joined The Europe Desk podcast, where he spoke about Chinese responses to the coronavirus pandemic, data, 5G, transatlantic trade, and U.S. and European approaches to China …

Reviving China’s Health Silk Road Initiative? Battle of Narratives and Challenges for Transatlantic Leadership

Many European nations’ healthcare systems are pushed beyond their limits by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the race to secure medical supplies, it’s every country for itself. China, which bore …

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 …

Macroeconomic and Health Care Aspects of the Coronavirus Epidemic: EU, US and Global Perspectives

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic represents a major challenge for the world economy. While a detailed longer-term diffusion path of the new virus cannot be anticipated for individual countries, one …

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic with Big Data: Why Germany Should Learn from China’s Digital Experiments

Germany is battling a growing corona virus epidemic that originated in China last year and has since spread rapidly around the world. Although Italy remains the epicenter of the outbreak …

The Grand Coalition’s Mid-term Review and Recent Legislation

German politics has become much more unpredictable in recent years. There have been half a dozen instances when it seemed that the rather unloved grand coalition (GroKo) would break up …

Kathrin Loer, Visiting Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Kathrin Loer as an NRW Fellow at AICGS from October to December 2019. Prior to her research stay at AICGS, she was a visiting professor for …

Berlin Protests Highlight Need for Sound Employment Discrimination Laws in Germany

This past weekend, tens of thousands of protestors gathered in Berlin to take part in a demonstration to support an “open and free” German society. Organizers planned the #unteilbar demonstration …

Can Family Policies Make A Difference for Fertility and Female Employment Rates?

In recent decades many OECD countries including Germany, the U.S., and other European countries have made changes to their family policies which include paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and per-child …

Kids and (or) Career? The Effects of Family Policies in Germany

As a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from June to July 2018, Hanna Wang worked on her dissertation studying the effects of family policies on women’s work and childbearing decisions in Germany. In the …

Financing German Health Care

Former DAAD/AICGS fellow Dr. Dirk Göpffarth of the German Federal Insurance Office in Bonn, Germany and Klaus-Dirk Henke of  the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, recently published a report entitled “The German Central Health …

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