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Focus Paper: Can the Welfare State Keep Up With Globalization?
A Discomforting Answer in Three Simple Graphs


In the past, more open economies used to have larger welfare states which served as a protection against external shocks. Our new focus paper suggests that the link between openness and the scope of the welfare state has weakened over time. Más ...

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French Elections on May 7th: Emmanuel Macron vs. Marine Le Pen
Our last update before the election has the latest info and comparison of the two candidates


On May 7th, France will elect a new president. With Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen scoring first and second in the first election round on April 23rd, the French will have the choice between two totally different visions for their country, their society and the future of the European project. Accordingly, also the economic programs of both candidates differ starkly from each other. Más ...

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Electing Europe’s Future: France’s Presidential Candidates and Their Visions for the French Economy
Socio-economic challenges are at the core of this year’s elections


Our newest GED Focus Paper provides an overview of France’s overall socio-economic situation and of the policy solutions the five top candidates propose. Más ...

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Letter of Notification from the Prime Minister to the President of the European Council setting out the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union.

Signed by the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office. Letter of Notification from the Prime Minister to the President of the European Council setting out the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union. Signed by the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office.

Brexit: What the General Election Means for Brexit
Can the British Government be Expected to do the Right Thing Once They Have Exhausted Every Other Possibility?


Winston Churchill once said about the American government, that they could be trusted to implement the right policies once they had exhausted every other possibility. The next months will show whether the aphorism also applies to the British government. Más ...

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Brazil & Mega-Trade Deals
The Opportunity Cost of Opportunities Lost


A number of major economies in Latin America are not participating in the mega-deals. However, since the proposed agreements include many of their key trading partners, outsiders will still be effected. In this blog post, we have a look at how this could affect the region’s largest economy: Brazil. Más ...

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EVENT: What Future Awaits UK-EU Relations?
Register now for the Bertelsmann Stiftung European Forum in association with Financial Times


The full impact of Brexit remains yet to be seen. What will it mean economically for the parties involved, how can the political difficulties of the divorce process be managed best and what could a potential future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union look like. In an attemt to answer all these questions and more, the Financial Times and the Global Economic Dynamics Team have organized a high level panel discussion. Más ...

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GED Webinar: Free Trade From Lisbon to Vladivostok
A Tool for Peace and Prosperity?


The GED Team invites you to this newest webinar session, discussing the potential economic effects of a free trading zone between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. Más ...