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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? 更多 …

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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”? 更多 …

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. 更多 …

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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. 更多 …

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GED Study: EU-India FTA - Two Unequal Partners?
The EU and India could benefit from a bilateral trade agreement. But they still have a long way ahead.


Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. There are many hurdles to take before both sides will be able to agree to a deal. Our newest GED Study examines the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have. 更多 …

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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. 更多 …

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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. 更多 …

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GED Study: EU-India FTA - Two Unequal Partners?
The EU and India could benefit from a bilateral trade agreement. But they still have a long way ahead.


Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. There are many hurdles to take before both sides will be able to agree to a deal. Our newest GED Study examines the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have. 更多 …