Podcast

A tale of two presidencies

With the US presidential elections around the corner we asked ourselves: what would a Biden administration look like? And what would a(nother) Trump administration look like?

By: Date: October 28, 2020 Topic: Global Economics & Governance

Born and bred in the United States, Bruegel scholars Rebecca Christie and J. Scott Marcus are joined by director Guntram Wolff, on a special edition of The Sound of Economics, to talk about the upcoming US election, the implications it will have for American and European Economic policies, as well as the impact on future transatlantic relations.

Rebecca and Scott will walk us through the most crucial domestic topics, from voter suppression to shrinking republican demographic, from the covid-19 pandemic to US healthcare system. On international issues, they look at the approaches the two administrations will likely take on climate, trade, data privacy, as well as financial regulations. While a Biden presidency might be the hope to reinitiate sensible discussions and restore alliance and partnerships, a Trump administration will very much likely continue its path on isolationism.

Find out more from Bruegel scholars for the US election:

The future of EU-US trade relations after the US election

What should Europe expect from American trade policy after the election?

Trump’s International Economic Legacy

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Declining competition: a transatlantic challenge

Join us for a discussion of transatlantic competition with Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva and Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager.

Speakers: Romain Duval, Kristalina Georgieva, Nancy Rose, Tommaso Valletti, Margrethe Vestager, David Wessel and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy
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Podcast

Podcast

Can central banks save the planet?

“We are not going to lead our society to a low-carbon economy by continuing to finance the status quo. “

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 24, 2021
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Opinion

La dette : une obsession prématurée

Ce qui est malsain, avec la proposition d’annuler la dette, c’est le déni de réalité consistant à affirmer que l’Etat peut effacer une partie de ses engagements sans que cela ne coûte à personne.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 22, 2021
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Past Event

Prospects for the US climate policy under the Biden Administration

How US climate policy is likely to evolve, and which international impacts can be expected?

Speakers: Jason Bordoff, Kate Marvel, Michael Mehling, Robert N. Stavins, Leah Stokes and Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: February 17, 2021
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Podcast

Podcast

So long, credit support?

How effective have COVID-19 credit support programmes been?

By: The Sound of Economics Date: February 17, 2021
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Blog Post

Carbon border adjustment in the United States: not easy, but not impossible either

President Biden has promised to implement a levy on carbon-intensive imports, albeit without a federal domestic carbon price. The measure faces a number of difficulties, but could feasibly be implemented. The route chosen by the US will have important implications for the EU's own plans.

By: Ben McWilliams and Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 11, 2021
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Podcast

Podcast

From support to recovery: national fiscal policy in the wake of COVID-19

The EU has set ambitious goals for economic recovery: how these recovery funds are spent by member states will be critical to its success. A look into the European framework and the case of Italy.

By: The Sound of Economics Date: February 10, 2021
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Opinion

Is a dollar crash coming?

Even if a sovereign debt crisis is avoided, the public debt burden will negatively impact growth.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: February 9, 2021
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Podcast

Podcast

The geopolitical repercussions of the European Green Deal

EU policymakers need to wake up to the consequences abroad of domestic decisions.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 3, 2021
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Past Event

Past Event

The geopolitics of the Green Deal

Join us to mark the launch of the eponymous paper co-written with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Speakers: Stefano Grassi, Mark Leonard, Simone Tagliapietra, Jennifer Tollmann, Marc Vanheukelen and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 3, 2021
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Opinion

Strategic autonomy or strategic alliance?

It is hard to imagine how either the EU or the US can do better on the big issues if they pursue their interests separately.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: February 2, 2021
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Podcast

Podcast

A rushed deal or a rush to judgement?

The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) is supposed to improve market access for European companies operating in China and to ensure a level playing field, as well as reciprocity. Does it fulfil such expectations?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: January 27, 2021
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