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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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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. Más ...

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5 Reasons for the Global Trade Slowdown


Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the volume of global trade has been characterized in part by double-digit growth rates. Yet evidence shows that this growth has declined steeply since 2012. This piece examines the reasons for the decreasing dynamism of global trade. Más ...

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Impulse #2015/04: Fiscal Devaluation – a Route to More Growth?


The global economy faces a number of economic challenges: Economic growth in most industrialized nations is slowing, the crisis-hit countries of Southern Europe are suffering the effects of low competiveness and, even in some G7 countries, sovereign debt has reached levels in excess of 100 percent of gross domestic product. This paper looks at the method of fiscal devaluation as a way to boost economic growth without increasing government debt. Más ...

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What Drives Populism in Europe?
From Globalization to Migration – An analysis of the existing academic literature


2016 has been a year of rising populism for Europe and the world. From Brexit to Trump, from UKIP to the AfD, it seems that pandering to emotions instead of appealing to facts has become more and more a winning strategy. We want to know why. In a comparison of four distinct studies, this blogpost summarizes the most recent findings to try to explain the rise and appeal of populism in Europe. Más ...

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China and India - Global Economic Axis of the Future?


  China and India are growing at rates that Western industrialized countries can only dream of. Experts see these two Asian heavyweights as important drivers for the future of the global economy. A free trade agreement now in the planning stage could further increase their influence in the global marketplace. Más ...

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The Crossroads: Argentina


The Crossroads is a new video series from the GED team that focuses on decisive moments for different economies. In our first episode we take a look at Argentina, a country facing turbulent economic conditions and an ongoing debt crisis just as it prepares for crucial presidential elections in October 2015. 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 ...