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Pictured: The Prime Minister attends the first meetings of G20 2017. Culminating in a family photo

Prime Minister Theresa May attended the G20 Summit in Hamberg, Germany.

During the summit the Prime Minister attended various working groups, a concert and carried out a number of bilateral talks with various world leaders. Pictured: The Prime Minister attends the first meetings of G20 2017. Culminating in a family photo Prime Minister Theresa May attended the G20 Summit in Hamberg, Germany. During the summit the Prime Minister attended various working groups, a concert and carried out a number of bilateral talks with various world leaders.

July's G20 Summit in Hamburg Ended With Mixed Results.
The commitment to “Sharing the benefits of globalization” should be translated into action as quickly as possible.


The G20 meeting in Hamburg last week brought the city to the brink of chaos. But what were the leaders of the most powerful countries on earth actually able to achieve? Más ...

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GED Under the Radar - June Edition
This month under the radar: Can China grow forever? Has globalization reached its peak? And Is the Great Barrier Reef “too big to fail”?


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 June. This month under the radar: Can China grow forever? Has globalization reached its peak? And Is the Great Barrier Reef “too big to fail”? Más ...

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.

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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Populist economic policy - what does it mean for the global economy?
What are the typical signs of populist economic policies and how will they affect us in the long run?


A populist economic policy aims to offer citizens a life beyond their current means. The costs of this short-term increase in prosperity are inflicted on future generations. This article describes what macroeconomic consequences can be expected if large industrial nations such as the US pursue this path in their economic policy. Más ...

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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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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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How Trump’s Actions Reshuffle Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific
As the TPP seems knocked-out, Asian countries need to rethink trade coalitions


Trump’s executive order to pull the US out of the TPP is one decisive example of the geopolitical and economic implications of the new president’s trade policy: Not only does the pullback of the US force Asian countries to reassess years of trade negotiations as well as the challenges that lie ahead. It also reshuffles the geopolitics of trade in the Asia-Pacific and potentially makes room to China to reassert its role in this very region. 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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How Blockchain Technology Could Revolutionize International Trade
Is it time for trade to say goodbye to pen and paper and embrace the future?


While International trade has grown immensely over the past 20 years and exceeded USD 18 trillion in 2014, in many ways it is still dominated by old-fashioned paper-based methods rather than the latest technology. This can make trade very inefficient, expensive, slow and complex. The emergence of the blockchain technology and smart contracts promises to resolve the current problems and inefficiencies, bearing the potential to save global trade trillions of dollars. Más ...

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Can the Euro Area Learn Lessons From Japan?
Introducing the GED Economic Outlook


The GED Project is launching a new series: GED Economic Outlook. In this series, we will look at what the future might bring for countries or economic variables we are interested in. In this first instalment of the series, we look at Japan. Más ...