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Geoeconomics

The AGI Geoeconomics Program promotes original thinking and debate on U.S., German, and EU global economic strategy with a focus on ways that trade, climate, financial, and technology policies can advance their shared interests, prosperity, and values.
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China: From Engine of Growth to Risk Factor

The People’s Republic of China was the engine of global growth and international trade for many years. From 2000 to 2014, China contributed 30 percent to global growth, while its share …

Scholz Goes to China

Much ink has already been spilled over German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s upcoming visit to China. A chorus of skeptics and critics in Germany, around Europe, and across the Atlantic have …

Time for a TTIP Light?

Germany and Transatlantic Economic Relations “Germany should dismantle transatlantic trade barriers and make a new start on a free trade agreement that increases prosperity while protecting climate and social policy …

Globalization 2.0

Path to German-American Prosperity in the Age of Decarbonization and China’s Economic Slowdown? Two megatrends will dominate the global economy in the coming decade—our accelerating efforts to decarbonize and the …

The 9-Euro Ticket

A one-off low-cost and climate friendly public transportation measure in Germany has expired. Will the German government continue it? The 9-euro ticket, a one-time, low-cost public transportation measure introduced in …

Episode 68: U.S.-German Economic Relations and a Changing Global Landscape

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish, Director of the AGI Geoeconomics Program, discuss the state of German-American economic relations and the countries’ shared …

Trade Liberalization: De Jure and De Facto

More than a year and a half into his administration, President Biden has so far followed through on a key campaign pledge: to forego new trade deals that open U.S. …

Do We Need a Digital Bretton Woods?

The development of the Internet, and thus of the digital world, has had a transformative effect on the global economy. The transatlantic economy has been at the forefront of that …

Episode 66: Are the International Trading System and Globalization in Crisis?

On this episode of the podcast, AGI President Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish, Director of the AGI Geoeconomics Program, discuss the ongoing challenges facing international trade, potential reforms to the …

Universal Basic Income in Germany

This past spring, eye-catching posters from the organization Expedition Grundeinkommen (Expedition Basic Income) could be seen all over Berlin. With their colorful, cartoonish images and hopeful slogans (“more solidarity,” “less …

Despite Challenges, the U.S. And EU Can Save the Rules-Based Economic Order and Redefine Globalization

First there was a trickle. After years of sounding the alarm about China’s use of forced labor, economic coercion, and unfair trade practices, the U.S. government has made steady but …