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.

The Decentralization of the Electricity Grid – Mitigating Risk in the Energy Sector

Introduction Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. in 2005 and the earthquake off the coast of Japan in 2011 (which resulted in a devastating tsunami and the nuclear …

German Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of German health care terms for additional information.

U.S. Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of U.S. health care terms for additional information.

New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation

The project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation” analyzes governance of systemic risks in the United States and the EU in three relevant policy fields. Differences and similarities of the transatlantic partners in the four pillars of risk governance—assessment and evaluation of risks, risk management, and risk communication—within the policy fields of economic and financial policy, raw materials policy, and security politics will be identified with the help of case studies (single case studies and comparative analyses). The project is undertaken in cooperation of SWP and AICGS.

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AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera looks at the IMF/World Bank spring meetings, which will continue to keep the spotlight on Europe. Despite some recent improvements, the message for Europeans is unchanged: more homework needs to be done and the time to complete it dwindling.

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Energy Security Risk Assessment: A Transatlantic Comparison

The U.S. and West Germany once shared similar energy profiles and similar global energy challenges. Through the 1960s and in the beginning of the 1970s, with largely comparable energy mixes, …

Climate 2.0 – Can Geoengineering Make the World a Safer Place?

Wizardry to some, anathema to others, geoengineering—or climate engineering—is slowly encroaching on the territory of traditional climate policy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) next Assessment Report, due in …

Contingency Planning in Europe

Krzysztof Bledkowski, Senior Economist and Council Director at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation and frequent AGI participant, takes a look at the possible contingency planning that companies operating …

The €20 Billion Problem in Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance

Health care policy experts in Germany are discussing a bizarre problem: What to do with €20 billion of accumulated reserves in the Statutory Health Insurance System? Of course, the availability …

Health Care Reform in Germany: 2011 Reform

Overview While the United States Congress passed health care reform in 2010, the German government worked on a less comprehensive reform of its own system. The U.S. reform, enacted by …

Health Care Reform in the United States: The Affordable Care Act

Overview On 23 March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The result of months of political conflict and compromise, this law entails …