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The Global Economy Podcast is a podcast by ECIPE, a think tank dedicated to international economic policy. This podcast will discuss international economic policy and politics, particularly in Europe, and expose the key debates in our time to critical examination. We are unrepentant supporters of globalization and an open world order, and just like our other work, this podcast will channel irreverent and contrarian views.
 
Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast is a series exploring the connections between global finance and modern slavery and human trafficking, hosted by James Cockayne, Head of the Secretariat of the Liechtenstein Initiative housed at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research. We’ll look at all the different ways the financial sector can harness its leverage to end modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking, and bring you a roundup of all the latest developme ...
 
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America isn’t new to industrial policy, but the Biden Administration has signalled it revive the government’s industrial ambitions. Already president Trump made it a point to have industrial production repatriating to America – and used trade policy to give a premium to domestic manufacturers. President Biden is now adding a new American Jobs Plan …
 
In the latest episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karl and Birgit are waking up in Koblenz, a beautiful city in Rhineland-Palatinate. The couple join their new friends on a cable car trip, high above the Rhine, to The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress before rounding off the day with dinner on deck. Throughout the episode, Coffe…
 
There is a revival of industrial policy in Europe. Ever since the global financial crisis, there has been talk in European capitals about taking a muscular approach to industrial policy – with the purpose of improving the competitiveness of some firms and some sectors. Berlin and Paris are now pushing hard for a new EU industrial policy. Meanwhile,…
 
We're back with the second episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Season 2. This time, Karl and Birgit see the sites of Cologne and enjoy a view of the city from a modern high-rise building - Ein Blick aus der Höhe! Join hosts Mark and Andrea in this episode and learn some useful adverbs and vocabulary related to tourism. The podcast ep…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! This time, we're joining Karl, Birgit and friends as they take a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, through Germany and Austria to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Throughout the journey, they'll sail on 3 rivers through 4 countries and see many cities while aboard. In th…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Simon Evenett talk about trade and vaccines. What are the consequences of vaccines export restrictions – and how do they relate to the value chain of vaccines production? What better measures can governments take to improve trust and transparency, and stimulate a faster scale up of vaccines production? Simon Even…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Philipp Lamprecht talk about Germany and the German economy, and more specifically about Philipp’s new paper – What is Wrong with the German Economy? The Case for Openness to Technology and Human Capital. Philipp Lamprecht is a Senior Economist at ECIPE, he is specialized in international political economy and es…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Eline Chivot talk about Europe and the digital economy. Where is it going? What are the challenges? And what can we expect in the future? Eline Chivot is a Senior Digital Policy Adviser at the European People’s Party (EPP), where she monitors an ever-growing trade in digital initiatives. In the past two and a hal…
 
Europe’s trade policy may soon start to change as the European Commission and national governments set out to respond to new threats and opportunities. In a new book, Dr. Christian Bluth argues that, of all the new challenges, the most important one facing the EU is the increasingly charged geopolitics of trade. Trade policy is more and more used f…
 
In a recent study for the London School of Economics called Germany and the world of yesterday, Leon Mangasarian argues that Germany’s golden age of security is over and that it would need to invest far more in military and strategic leadership. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Leon Mangasarian talk about Germany, its geopolitical persona and ho…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Prince Michael of Liechtenstein about geopolitics today. The discussion is focused on the United States’ geopolitical significance, the new drive for European sovereignty, and the pandemic’s consequences on Europe’s economy and future recovery.By Global Economy Podcast
 
In an thought-provoking book from last year, Bruno Maçães takes a new and original view of America, suggesting that the country is shedding its European past for something new. Trump was a symptom of a moulting country – a country whose future is televised or streamed and shaped by new master narratives. It is part political fiction, part a respons…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks with David Henig about the direction of the UK’s trade policy, and how the politics of trade are shaping up in Britain. They analyse recent developments including the UK’s intention to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), relations with the US and China, the consequences of …
 
What’s the role of WTO in global trade policy? The WTO is not in a good shape today and multilateral trading arrangements are under considerable strain. At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has made it clearer than ever that a common set of trade rules matter for the world economy. In a new book edited by Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett, a group…
 
Few issues have caused as much political controversy in Europe as immigration. But are we really having the right conversation about immigration? Philippe Legrain argues that immigration pays many types of dividends and that societies open to immigrants will fare a lot better than closed societies – and not just in economic terms. Legrain puts forw…
 
In Episode 5, we examine the relationship between modern slavery and institutional investing. Institutional investors have a key role to play in fostering business practices that help end modern slavery and human trafficking. In this episode we discuss how institutional investors are addressing modern slavery risks in their investment decision-maki…
 
In Episode 4, we consider how the financial sector can empower survivors of modern slavery. The episode first looks at why a lack of access to financial services can lead to greater vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking, how traffickers exploit victims financially through fraudulent financial identities, and the lasting impacts that…
 
Covid-19 turned the world upside down. Globalization is no longer seen as a force for good but a source of uncertainty. The second wave of Covid-19 has reignited discussions among political leaders about re-shoring of production in the interests of their population. But is re-shoring the right way to deal with the pandemic, and what are the alterna…
 
Humanity’s embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange – whether it’s goods, ideas or people – has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and culture. As a result, we live at a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. So why are we so intent on ruining it? Fredrik Erixon talks to Johan Norber…
 
Join us in the final episode for this series of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries. Karin and her family are back in the camper van, driving the last few kilometres of their memorable 450km trip. As they make it to their last stop in Lindau, Karin reflects on the time she has spent travelling with her family and the wonderful places they have v…
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, our 10-episode series in which we're following Karin and her family as they travel through the Alpenstraße with their camper van. This leg of the family’s trip brings them to Neuschwanstein, a fairy tale castle atop a steep hill and a picture perfect setting for this week's diary entry. Will t…
 
In Episode 8 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and the family enjoy a lazy start to the day after the excitement of the Zugspitze. We join them for a damp, but calm walk in the lush, green forest under the Baumkronen. As always, Coffee Break German hosts Mark and Andrea will be breaking down the language used in Karin's travel diary …
 
A new consensus is growing across the European Union – and other parts of the world too: that globalization has gone too far. The argument goes as follows: as an exchange for higher efficiency and lower prices, Europe has sacrificed its ability to take care of itself and protect its own citizens. Therefore, if Europe does not want to live through a…
 
The adventures of Karin and her family continue! In Episode 7 of our Coffee Break German Travel Diaries series we hear about Karin and her family's wonderful day up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 2962m above sea level. As always, Mark and Andrea discuss the interesting language used in Karin's travel diary entry. We hear some fam…
 
Join Karin and her family in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they spend a picturesque day in Garmisch-Partenkirchenm, one of the most popular German skiing areas. Although skiing isn't on the cards for the family, they still have a fantastic, fun-filled day and even make some new friends. As Mark and Andrea discuss Karin's tr…
 
Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the…
 
We're halfway through our journey along the Deutsche Alpenstraße and this week, we're joining Karin and her family as they climb to the top of the mountain, Der Herzogstand and enjoy the cable car on the way back down before lunch. As hosts Mark and Andrea discuss Karin's travel diary entry, they identify and review a number of verbs, including sep…
 
In this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and her family approach the Austrian border. They explore the new area and take in the nature around them before having some family fun on the Sommerrodelnbahn (summer toboggan on metal tracks). Listen out for an example of the pluperfect tense as well as the preposition bei. L…
 
Join Karin, Johannes, Alex, and Janina in this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they continue their journey through the mountains, taking in the spectacular scenery along the way. In Episode 3, we're exploring the Wendelstein and the Wasserfall Tatzelwurm before relaxing by the Lagerfeuer (campfire) on the banks of the la…
 
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