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Roadmap 2030: Basic conditions for welfare-enhancing international trade


A fundamental conviction of economics is that international trade increases the material prosperity of people. There are numerous reasons for this. At the same time, however, it should be pointed out that a number of conditions must be met, since the international division of labor and the trade associated with it actually improve people's living conditions. More ...

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ROADMAP 2030: What Germany and Europe can do to reduce current account imbalances.


Through a number of studies, events, and videos, our project has tried to shed light on the evolving nature of globalization. In our "Roadmap 2030" we provide a concise overview of the main findings and its implications for Germany. More ...

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Roadmap 2030: Five ways Europe could respond to Growing Protectionism


Through a number of studies, events, and videos, our project has tried to shed light on the evolving nature of globalization. In our "Roadmap 2030" we provide a concise overview of the main findings and its implications for Germany. More ...

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Roadmap 2030: Germany's Success in A Globalized Economy
A Summary of Our Project Findings from the Past Five Years


Through a number of studies, events, and videos, our project has tried to shed light on the evolving nature of globalization. In our "Roadmap 2030" we provide a concise overview of the main findings and its implications for Germany. More ...

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Dispute Settlement at the WTO – A Renovation Case?


The Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO is often described as the crown jewel of the organisation – few other international organisations dispose not only the capacity to set international rules but also to enforce them. More ...

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Automation, AI & Robots: The End of Labor or The Golden Age of Workers?
Our take on Acemoglu & Restrepo’s The Race Between Man and Machine


Whether an economy will profit from the benefits of automation will therefore depend on an underlying system that minimizes the negative impact of the displacement effect and fosters, at the same time, countervailing forces like the reinstatement effect of automation. Yet the diversity of economic, political and social systems around the world raises the question whether and how these effects will impact individual countries and regions. In the attempt to find an answer to this question, we talked to Daron Acemoglu. More ...

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What Needs to Change at The WTO?
Our Panel of Experts presents our Recommendations at Public Forum 2018


The World Trade Organization (WTO) serves as a place where trade policy issues are addressed, disputes arbitrated, legal frameworks derived and enforced. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Expert Board on the Future of Trade Governance has released a report that elaborates a series of feasible policy recommendations that will increase the effectiveness and salience of the WTO. More ...

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$ 21.9 Billion - That's How Much US Tariffs on German Cars Could Cost the German Car Industry
Auto Executives around the world wait to see if imported car parts harm U.S. national security


With the United States on the verge of imposing US tariffs on German cars, we take a closer look at the German car industry’s exposure to the US market. To paint a more nuanced picture of the economic relationship, we apply a supply chain or added value approach. Our analysis shows that the German car industry could lose up to $ 21.9 billion in added value. More ...

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Revitalizing Multilateral Governance at the World Trade Organization
Report of the High-Level Board of Experts on the Future of Global Trade Governance


The World Trade Organization (WTO) serves as a place where trade policy issues are addressed, disputes arbitrated, legal frameworks derived and enforced. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Expert Board on the Future of Trade Governance has released a report that elaborates a series of feasible policy recommendations that will increase the effectiveness and salience of the WTO. More ...

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The Future of Capitalism: Social Democracy in Crisis?
A book abstract of “The Future of Capitalism” by Paul Collier


With his latest book, the British economist Paul Collier attempts to unmask the existential crisis of modern capitalism. According to the author, social democracy has failed to deliver on its promise to create a cooperative and morally reciprocal society. “The Future of Capitalism” is Collier’s appeal to reset the mindset of modern social democracy, to […] More ...

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Economic Development in Africa
Is demographic change an opportunity for Africa's economies?


  Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world. But with the fastest growing population in the world, and the availability of natural resources African nations can capitalize on this opportunity for growth. Learn in this post how Africa’s economies can profit from demographic change. According to United Nations projections, Africa’s population will […] More ...

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EU Japan Trade Deal: Free Trade Is Not Doomed!
EU and Japan: Today one of the world’s biggest trade deals comes into force


From February 1st, 2019, the EU and Japan will start to build a large free trade area with about 640 million customers. Calculations by the ifo Institute on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung show that both sides will benefit from the EU Japan trade deal. Moreover, it is a strong signal that economic cooperation and integration are still possible in times of Trump and Brexit. More ...

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World Trade Organization: What Way Forward for Trade Dispute Settlement?
New ideas on how to treat the current crisis of the World trade organizations Appellate Body


The dispute settlement body of the WTO performs an important role in adjudicating trade disputes. In this new GED Focus Paper, international trade law expert Robert McDougall proposes some fresh ideas on how to treat the current crisis of the WTO Appellate Body as a chance to improve and update trade dispute resolution at the WTO. More ...