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French Elections Round-Up Part Three: Trade and Globalization
Examining France’s role in international trade and attitudes towards globalisation


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In this third take, we will take a closer look at France’s role in international trade and at attitudes towards globalization. More ...

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French Elections Round-Up Part Two: Employment and Social Policy
Looking at the core of voters' interest


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In this second take, we will take a closer look at the core of french voters' interest: France’s employment and social policy. More ...

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French Elections Round-Up Part One: Squaring the Circle of French Fiscal Policy
Between consolidation, solidarity and investment


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In a first take, we will take a closer look at France’s overall economic situation as well as at its fiscal policy. More ...

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GED Explains: Border Adjustment Tax
Can Trump use a border adjustment tax to reduce the US trade deficit?


One of the keystones of economic policy for the new US government is what is referred to as a border adjustment tax, which acts as a combination of higher import taxes and export subsidies. But how would this work and does it make sense? GED Explains! More ...

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Xi vs. Trump – Reshuffling Global Economic Relations?
US-China relations will have considerable influence on future global developments


In 2004, the economist Oded Shenkar labeled the 21st century as the “Chinese century”. Today, it is safe to say that he was right. So where does that leave the United States? Let's find out! More ...

Tom Blackwell @ flickr.com Tom Blackwell @ flickr.com
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GED Under the Radar - March Edition
This month under the radar: Europe's birthday, its trade partners, taxpaying robots, Kimchi and a trade war!


Sometimes, stories of interest fall through the cracks of the mainstream attention. In GED Under the Radar, we bring you those stories you might have missed in March. This month under the radar: Europe's birthday, its trade partners, taxpaying robots, Kimchi and a trade war More ...

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Brexit Has Just Been Triggered – What Happens Next?
The UK is officially leaving the European Union. We take a closer look at how this works and what happens now.


Today, on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally notify the European Council of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union. With this notification begins the two year period, which is foreseen by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the withdrawal from the EU. Still there are many questions that remain unclear. We tell you what to expect next. More ...

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GED Webinar: The EU-Japan Trade Agreement
Learn more about the economic effects and policy implications of the next big trade deal


TTIP is seemingly breathing its last breath and President Donald Trump declared the US’ official withdrawal from TPP. Are mega-regional trade agreements at an end then? Not quite. Nowadays many experts are looking at the trade deal negotiations between the EU and Japan to set a renewed signal against protectionism and for free trade among the global economic community. More ...

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GED Explains: Globalization - How Much is Too Much?
Are there limits to globalization?


Many national economies may have already reached their optimal degree of globalization, meaning that – from a purely economic viewpoint – further advances in globalization no longer make any sense for them. But how do we know what is the optimal globalization point for a country? Find out in this new episoder of GED Explains. More ...

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EU-Japan: Free Trade Agreement Commitment to Economic Cooperation
Learn all about the effects of the proposed trade deal in our newest GED Study!


A new study of the ifo Institute on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that both the EU and Japan could gain additional benefit from a free trade agreement. More importantly, however, the agreement would signal a clear commitment to economic cooperation and free trade in the era of Brexit and Trump. More ...

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GED Mini-Series: Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System - Where Are We Heading?
PART THREE: What's the current state of affairs and where are we heading?


In our new GED-Project mini-series we examine the issue of inclusiveness in the global trading system. Part three of our four-part series will take a closer look at the current state of the global trading system and the potential path it is heading on. More ...

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GED Mini-Series: Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System - How Did We Get Here?
PART ONE: How did we get here? - The history of preferential trade agreements


In our new GED-Project mini-series we examine the issue of inclusiveness in the global trading system. Part one of our four-part series will look at the history of preferential trade agreements and aim to give some insight into how we got to the current situation. More ...

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French Elections Round-Up Part One: Squaring the Circle of French Fiscal Policy
Between consolidation, solidarity and investment


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In a first take, we will take a closer look at France’s overall economic situation as well as at its fiscal policy. More ...

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https://unsplash.com/photos/45sjAjSjArQ

French Elections Round-Up Part Two: Employment and Social Policy
Looking at the core of voters' interest


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In this second take, we will take a closer look at the core of french voters' interest: France’s employment and social policy. More ...

Adriano Aurelio Araujo @ flickr.com Adriano Aurelio Araujo @ flickr.com
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French Elections Round-Up Part Three: Trade and Globalization
Examining France’s role in international trade and attitudes towards globalisation


In this mini-series, the GED project will present to you not only the most pressing issues at stake in France's, but also the corresponding solutions each of the five main candidates proposes. In this third take, we will take a closer look at France’s role in international trade and at attitudes towards globalization. More ...

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjblackwell/14027234915/

GED Under the Radar - March Edition
This month under the radar: Europe's birthday, its trade partners, taxpaying robots, Kimchi and a trade war!


Sometimes, stories of interest fall through the cracks of the mainstream attention. In GED Under the Radar, we bring you those stories you might have missed in March. This month under the radar: Europe's birthday, its trade partners, taxpaying robots, Kimchi and a trade war More ...

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Xi vs. Trump – Reshuffling Global Economic Relations?
US-China relations will have considerable influence on future global developments


In 2004, the economist Oded Shenkar labeled the 21st century as the “Chinese century”. Today, it is safe to say that he was right. So where does that leave the United States? Let's find out! More ...

Tom Blackwell @ flickr.com Tom Blackwell @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjblackwell/14027234915/

GED Under the Radar - April Edition
This month under the radar: Unlimited economic growth, British elections, a crumbling empire and a shutdown!


Sometimes, stories of interest fall through the cracks of the mainstream attention. In GED Under the Radar, we bring you those stories you might have missed in April. This month under the radar: Unlimited economic growth, British elections, a crumbling empire and a shutdown. More ...

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TFA: The Trillion Dollar Trade Deal That Just Came into Force
...And Which Hardly Anyone Noticed


On February 22, 2017 Chad, Jordan and Rwanda ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Thus the total number of countries having ratified this agreement exceeded the pre-defined threshold of a 110 required for it to enter into force. Interestingly, this was hardly picked up by the media. A suprising turn, given the hefty one trillion dollar cost saving tag estimated for the agreement. More ...

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Brexit Has Just Been Triggered – What Happens Next?
The UK is officially leaving the European Union. We take a closer look at how this works and what happens now.


Today, on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally notify the European Council of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union. With this notification begins the two year period, which is foreseen by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the withdrawal from the EU. Still there are many questions that remain unclear. We tell you what to expect next. More ...