Trade & Investment
The global economy is undergoing momentous changes. The last decades have seen global trade and investment patterns changing in profound ways as new economic actors are emerging. And, while multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Organization seem stalled for the time being, the world has witnessed a proliferation of regional and preferential trade agreements, followed in recent years by mega-regional trade talks in the Pacific and Atlantic. It is in this context that GMF addresses the challenges and opportunities facing Europeans and Americans in tomorrow’s global economy horizontally throughout its programming. GMF engages policymakers, academics and stakeholders on issues such as the political and strategic impact of greater transatlantic economic integration, the future of the European economy in the world, the rise of emerging economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the role of technology in transforming existing economic and social paradigms. It does so through policy analysis and strategic convening across the globe.
Expectations are high as the United States and the European Union are engaged in ambitious talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As part of its mission to strengthen transatlantic cooperation, GMF seeks to analyze the political dynamics surrounding the negotiations, and the implications of an agreement for the EU, the U.S. and their partners. As such, discussions on deeper economic integration have the potential to affect transatlantic relations as a whole.