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The Global Impact of a Protectionist US Trade Policy
What can theory tell us about how Trump's trade policy might affect the world economy?


Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a growing danger that U.S. trade policy increasingly relies on protectionist measures. The aim of this policy is to secure jobs and income in its own country. In reality, however, protectionist measures mean that the weakening of international trade triggered by the U.S. is leading to a loss of income worldwide, especially in the U.S. More ...

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GED Under the Radar - July Edition
This month under the radar: Venezuela's desperate fight against inflation, Burgernomics and the rising prices of European breakfasts!


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 July. This month under the radar: Venezuela's desperate fight against inflation, Burgernomics and the rising prices of European breakfasts! More ...

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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. More ...

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Chinese Direct Investment in Germany
Chance and Challenge


Over the last years China has steadily increased their investments into countries outside of Asia, often being greeted with mixed feelings by other countries. Our study has analyzed Chinese foreign direct investment over recent years in Germany and reached mixed conclusions. More ...

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Germany: From “Sick Man of Europe” to “Economic Superstar”
What are the main reasons behind this development and what is the price of economic success


During the early years of the new millennium, Germany was considered to be the “sick man of Europe”, yet since then, it has become the strongest economy on the European continent. This article describes the main reasons behind this development and in doing so also dis-cusses the price of economic success. More ...

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Perceptions of Inequality


How does information that we see and hear influence our understanding of economic inequalities as well as our views on policies? Can people’s perceptions and views explain cross-country divergences in inequality levels and policies alike? To what degree is policy based on facts and reflects citizens’ preferences? More ...