Programs

The Global Business & Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy.

The latest pieces from Econographics

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

US-EU Auto Tariffs: What’s at Stake?

Escalating trade tensions between the world’s major economies are widely considered the greatest threat to the global economy’s health. Following the White House’s cancellation of its threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports on June 7, attention swiftly turned back to the brewing US-China trade war. This edition of the EconoGraphic, however, puts the focus on how US tariffs on cars and car parts might disrupt transatlantic trade flow.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

China Economy & Business

Experts

Content

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Ukraine’s economic target: From stabilization to growth

Ukraine has staged a strong economic recovery over the past few years but the question in 2020 is whether the new Zelenskyy government can lead the country's economy from stabilization to sustainable growth.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 2: Mehvish Arifeen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

The UK is Europe's biggest food importer and Ukraine is one of the continent's top agricultural producers. This makes a post-Brexit free trade deal a potentially big win for both countries.

UkraineAlert by Bate C. Toms

Trade Ukraine

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Revamping antitrust in the digital era

As technology permeates virtually every aspect of society, antitrust legislation must adapt to account for the digital threats to consumer welfare.

Blog Post by Emma Martinez Daniel

Macroeconomics United States and Canada

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Europe to take center stage in global trade talks

With the “phase one” trade deal behind them, the United States and China will now probably shift attention to sorting out their economic and trade relationships with Europe. Caught in the middle of the US-China trade war and geopolitical competition, the European Union (EU) has tried to steer an independent course, balancing security and geopolitical concerns with economic and business needs. Doing so, however, has exposed many differences vis-a-vis the United States as well as China.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China European Union

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Kasperek quoted in The Hill on Trump’s trade negotiations with the European Union

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The economic battleground between China and the United Kingdom

The importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension will depend on whether additional policy moves targeting large British firms will follow. In terms of tangible effects, this event causes little economic disruption, but is probably the most symbolically important use of Chinese financial sanctions thus far.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China Financial Regulation

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Aslund speaks to BBC on Ukraine budget

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Economy & Business

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The effect of US sanctions on the Iran-Iraq alliance

The potential sanctions against Iraq under consideration now could damage the United States’ goals in that country and would only embolden Iran’s position—the exact scenario that US policy has tried to avoid. Economic countermeasures, such as restrictions to Iraq’s Federal Reserve accounts—could not only cede economic clout within Iraq to Tehran but could also have significant impact on the US dollar's global position.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Francis in Financial Post: In picking sides between China and the US, Canada’s choice is clear

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Events

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

The future of the US-Kenya strategic partnership

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, discusses his vision for the future of the US-Kenya Strategic Partnership.

9:00am Washington DC