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What a Trump Win Would Mean for the European Economy

On November 8, 2016, Americans will decide whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the president of Europe’s most important trade and investment partner. In 2015, 20 percent of …

Inequality Defines the American Election

The U.S. election is less than a month away. With so much focus on the large gap between the rich and the poor in this year’s race, a slightly altered …

Transatlantic Politics: When Uncertainty Becomes the New Normal

Distinguishing between risk and uncertainty—two concepts dating back to economist Frank Knight (1921)—has become popular in financial policy analyses in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. Risk …

How Vulnerable Is Germany?

The shock of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has German carmakers scrambling. Not only is Britain their number one export market, last year, British buyers spent €22 billion …

What’s Going on in Europe — A view from the Deutsche Bundesbank

A Speech by Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank In a recent speech delivered at the World Affairs Council and American Council on Germany …

Brexit Clouds TTIP Negotiations But May Not Scupper Deal

With Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the clouds of uncertainty hanging over the proposed US-EU free trade deal (known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP) have …

Germany’s Grand Scheme of the Internet of Things: The Pursuit for Digitalization

“The very notion of a grand scheme of things is a nightmarish obscenity.” – Thomas Ligotti, author of Songs of a Dead Dreamer In the years since the Great Recession …

Scouting the Land for Opportunities: Issues and Challenges in Refugee Workforce Integration in Germany and the United States

March 13 saw strong voter support in three German state elections for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Fueled by continuing waves of incoming refugees, anxiety is building in …

After the IMF Meetings, Will Germany Embrace Trudeaumania?

Trudeaumania 2.0—the sense of hope and optimism once again coming from a young, liberal prime minister north of the border—has so far found greatest resonance in concrete steps like an …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence

A simple question runs through this book—why is Germany different? The authors are deciphering the secrets to answer that question and, in their analysis, offer explanations for Germany’s ability to …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Germany’s Role in the Euro Crisis: Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union

The subtitle of this book, written by a former Research Fellow at AICGS, is “Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union.” The author has reviewed Germany’s efforts to find …

Greater Financial Integration in the Face of Growing Euro-skepticism: The Merger Deal between LSE and Deutsch Börse

On March 16, 2016, the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse unveiled a deal to merge the two companies. The deal will create one of the world’s largest exchange …