Dr. Christian Bluth
Project Manager,
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Christian Bluth has been with the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2016. Within the GED team, he specialises on international trade, especially questions regarding TTIP, regional trade agreements and the WTO. He is also interested in European economic policy and fiscal policy.


Christian studied economics, political science and history at SciencesPo Paris and Bocconi University. He holds a master’s degree in “Economics and Public Policy” from SciencesPo Paris and a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, he worked as an intern with the State Chancellery of Hessen, the OECD, the Reserve Bank of India and the Bundesbank.


Published Posts by Dr. Christian Bluth
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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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GED Under the Radar - February Edition
This month under the radar: Danish labor problems, India's poor, an angry Belarusian and French cows!

Today, we are happy to bring you a brand new segment on the ged-project blog. In it, the GED Team will present to you each month those economic stories that we found most interesting in that month but felt received less popular attention than they actually deserved. These stories can come from all over the word. They can be relevant and important for the global economic system as a whole or just affect a select group of few, they can be serious or they can be humorous. In any case they will be interesting. This is "GED Under the Radar"! More ...

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Brexit – What Road Ahead?
Essential Questions Defining the Future EU-UK Relationship

In December 2016, the GED Team held the “Bertelsmann Stiftung European Forum in Association With Financial Times”, debating on our panel the future of Brexit and the EU-UK relationship. The following three animated videos each represent a distinct thematic bloc of our Brexit debate. Watch them, get excited and check back soon for the video of the full debate! More ...