GeoEconomics Center

GeoEconomics Center

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.

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  • Empowering women to rebuild Ukraine’s economy

    OF COURSE SHE CAN! EMPOWERING WOMEN TO REBUILD UKRAINE’S ECONOMY - Russia’s war against Ukraine continues–but plans for post-war recovery are already underway. As we shape reconstruction strategies and policies, policymakers and international donors must prioritize leveraging the potential of Ukr...

  • Minister of Finance of Poland, Andrzej Domański

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF FINANCE OF POLAND, ANDRZEJ DOMAŃSKI - In our conversation with the Finance Minister of Poland, we discuss Poland's economic trajectory and the future of the Bretton Woods institutions.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/19/2024

  • Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Rami Aboulnaga

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF EGYPT, RAMI ABOULNAGA - In our conversation with Egypt’s Central Bank Deputy Governor, Rami Aboulnaga, we discuss the floating of the Egyptian pound, foreign exchange management, and the 2024 economic outlook for Egypt.

    ORIGINAL AIRD...

  • Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt, Rania Al-Mashat

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF EGYPT, RANIA AL-MASHAT - In our conversation with Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation, H.E. Rania Al-Mashat, we discuss the country's overall reform agenda, public spending, and the government incentives to promote strateg...

  • Reforming the Global Financial Architecture and the South

    REFORMING THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE: TOWARDS A SYSTEM THAT DELIVERS FOR THE SOUTH REPORT LAUNCH WITH NADIA FETTAH ALAOUI, MINISTER OF FINANCE OF MOROCCO - The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco, in October 2023 were a turning point. Call...

  • European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR ECONOMY, PAOLO GENTILONI - In our conversation with the European Commissioner for Economy, we discuss Europe's economic trajectory through 2024 and beyond and the future of the Bretton Woods Institutions.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/18/2024

  • A conversation with the UK’s Shadow Cabinet Member Lisa Nandy

    Lisa Nandy MP is the UK’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. In her conversation with the Atlantic Council's GeoEconomics Center, she will discuss the opposition Labour Party’s priorities for UK development policy, cooperation between multilateral development institutions, a...

  • A conversation with the Minister of Finance of Bangladesh

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF FINANCE OF BANGLADESH - In our conversation with the Minister of Finance of Bangladesh, we discuss the outlook for Bangladesh's economy and the government's priorities for its economy over the next five years.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/16/24

  • President of the European Investment Bank, Nadia Calviño

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, NADIA CALVIÑO - In our conversation with the President of the European Investment Bank, we discuss the Bank's role in funding the green transition and supporting Ukraine.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/18/2024

  • A conversation with the Minister for Finance of Ireland, Michael McGrath

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE OF IRELAND, MICHAEL MCGRATH - In our conversation with the Minister for Finance of Ireland, we discuss Ireland's economic trajectory through 2024 and beyond and the future of the Bretton Woods Institutions.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/17/2024

  • Reimagining digital development for post-war reconstruction

    REIMAGINING DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT FOR POST-WAR RECONSTRUCTION - The ongoing wars in Ukraine and Gaza have highlighted the need to develop existing digital infrastructure that connects people and allows payments to be sent as aid and investment for economic rebuilding.

    What is the role the public ...

  • A conversation with the Minister of Economy of Spain, Carlos Cuerpo

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF ECONOMY OF SPAIN, CARLOS CUERPO - In our conversation with Spain's Minister of Economy, Trade, and Business, we discuss the outlook for Spain's economy and minister Cuerpo's policy priorities.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/17/2024

  • Sanctions and the Dollar: Challenging the world’s reserve currency

    SANCTIONS AND THE DOLLAR: CHALLENGING THE WORLD’S RESERVE CURRENCY - In this conversation with Saleha Mohsin, Washington Correspondent at Bloomberg, and Reza Baqir, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and former head of IMF's Debt Policy Division, we discuss the evolving role of the US dolla...

  • A conversation with the Minister for Finance of Pakistan, Muhammad Aurangzeb

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND REVENUE OF PAKISTAN, MUHAMMAD AURANGZEB -

    In our conversation with the Minister of Finance of Pakistan, we discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Pakistan's prospects for economic growth through 2024 and beyond.

    The Atlantic Council hos...

  • The costs of conflict and key themes for the week

    THE COSTS OF CONFLICT AND KEY THEMES FOR THE WEEK - Senior Director Josh Lipsky previews the big themes of the week with macroeconomist Amin Mohsni and Senior Fellows Martin Muhleisen, Nicole Goldin, Jeremy Mark, and Hung Tran.

    The Atlantic Council hosts a series of special events with finance m...

  • A conversation with the Minister of Finance of Mexico, Rogelio Ramírez de la O

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF FINANCE OF MEXICO, ROGELIO RAMÍREZ DE LA O - In our conversation with Mexico's Finance Minister, we discuss the outlook for Mexico's economy and its role as a "connector economy" in an increasingly fragmented world.

    The Atlantic Council hosts a series of speci...

  • IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on the global economy

    IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA ON THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY - Join us virtually for an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Georgieva will join the Atlantic Council one week before the world’s finance min...

  • What to expect from the 2024 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE 2024 IMF-WORLD BANK SPRING MEETINGS - Finance ministers and central bank governors from over 180 countries will converge on Washington, DC, next week for the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings. Josh Lipsky, senior director with the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center breaks d...

  • China’s economic statecraft in a Taiwan crisis

    RETALIATION AND RESILIENCE: CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT IN A TAIWAN CRISIS - Over the past two years, Beijing has watched carefully as Western allies have deployed unprecedented economic statecraft against Russia. In June 2023, we analyzed possible G7 economic actions against China in the event o...

  • Guarantees for climate finance in the World Bank-IMF agenda

    GUARANTEES FOR CLIMATE FINANCE IN THE WORLD BANK-IMF AGENDA - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and GeoEconomics Center for a discussion on mobilizing private investment in climate mitigation and adaptation in the Global South.

    Speakers explore how public and private secto...

  • Under Secretary Brian Nelson on reforms to curb dirty money flows in the US

    UNDER SECRETARY BRIAN NELSON ON KEY REFORMS TO CURB DIRTY MONEY FLOWS IN THE US - The Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative within the GeoEconomics Center hosted a conversation featuring Brian Nelson, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence—on regulatory re...

  • Gina Raimondo and Margrethe Vestager on US-EU economic ties

    GINA RAIMONDO AND MARGRETHE VESTAGER ON THE FUTURE OF US-EU ECONOMIC TIES - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce and Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age. ...

  • Reimagining global economic governance

    Please join the GeoEconomics Center to launch new research as part of the inaugural Bretton Woods 2.0 Fellowship. This Fellowship aims to cultivate a new generation of economists to help reimagine the shape of the international financial system. The goal of the project is to deliver a blueprint f...

  • Beyond the soft landing: The global economy in 2024

    One year ago, many economists were convinced the US was headed for a mild recession, Europe would face a deeper one, and China would enjoy a robust rebound.

    What a difference a year can make.

    In the Eurozone recession was avoided, in the US a soft landing is in sight, and today China is struggl...