Economic issues are covereded from a political economy perspective: changes in the global economic system, governance and institutions, dynamics and trends in different economic zones (USA, Russia, China, Emerging ...). European problems are given special attention.
The European Union Industrial Strategy: Reconciling Competition and Geoeconomic Challenges Notes du Cerfa, No. 172, Ifri, October 2022
The EU’s basic assumptions, on which it grounds its economic and trade power, are being steadily cast into doubt. The EU’s main trade partners, the US and China, increasingly set their sights on securing their supply chains, which may further a potential decoupling.
New Paradigm for Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Are Decentralized Hybrid Systems Changing the Game? Notes de l’Ifri, September 2022
After several decades of reforms, the situation in centralized power sectors has hardly changed. The sub-Saharan power sector remains underdeveloped, and power sectors are experiencing significant financial difficulties that have been further exacerbated first by the effects of the pandemic...
The German Industrial Power in Danger: The Double Shock of Energy Transition and Geopolitical Risk Notes du Cerfa, No. 170, July 2022
The German manufacturing industry at the heart of the German economic activity has been confronted in the past years with conjunctural shocks, which question its existence on the German territory: the energy transition which hinders it in the short term to resort to fossile energy from Germany...
China, the United States, and the European Union (EU) are currently developing strategies for semiconductors aimed at financing R&D and the installation of new factories on their territories, in particular through subsidies. The EU Chips Act, announced in February 2022, represents a...
Entre soutien et conflits, les échanges agricoles transatlantiques depuis 1945 Potomac Papers, No. 44, June 2022
Agriculture is an area of strategic importance, where relations between the United States and the European Union (EU) vary from solidarity to competition.
Due to historical as well as geographical reasons, India and East Africa have long been close partners. In the recent period however, and even more so since the early 2000s, these ties have tightened as a result of combined efforts by the government of India and its business community. <...>
Korea-EU Direct Investment Links: The Neglected Facet of a Tight Partnership in: The Routledge Handbook of Europe-Korea Relations, Nicolas Casarini et al. (eds), Routledge, Chapter 12, 2022
Despite their difference in size, Korea and the EU have developed over time a strong and deep relation through direct investment flows. Germany dominates the relationship, but there remains ample room for the other EU member-states to further develop their relations with Korea.
How to reduce the vulnerabilities induced by these global value chains to be more independent, while taking into account the reality of these productive processes which precisely generate interdependencies?
European Economic Governance: Past Errors and Future Promises Politique étrangère, Vol. 86, No. 4, Winter 2021
The eurozone crisis marked a real failure of European Union (EU) policy, which led to mediocre economic performance and the erosion of its political legitimacy among the populations of member states.
The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) and the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) are organizing the fifth edition of the 4x4 Directors Forum on February 1-2, 2023, in Rabat, Morocco....
In the Aftermath of the Midterm Elections, Where is Joe Biden's America headed? Annual Conference on the United States
With better-than-expected results in the midterm elections, the Biden Administration should be able to pursue its agenda in the next two years. Its support for Ukraine should remain strong, even though it is being challenged in Washington. As for its industrial and...
15th edition of the World Policy Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Conférence internationale
The 15th edition of the World Policy Conference (WPC), organized by Ifri and chaired by its founder Thierry de Montbrial, will be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-11 December. Since its first edition in 2008, the WPC's mission has been to reflect upon and to come up with...
Russia's invasion of Ukraine last February provoked a war of attrition that is still ongoing. In the meantime, the conflict has fueled intertwined economic, humanitarian, energy and food crises. This discussion aims to discern the conflict's immediate and future effects.
A New Era of Slower Chinese growth: Implications for the Global Economy & Geopolitical Landscape Séminaires et tables rondes
From zero-COVID policies to the property crisis, what are the challenges facing China's economy, and what a new era of slower Chinese growth will mean for the global economy and geopolitical dynamics?
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Scholz announced a “Zeitenwende” (turning point), whose main goal is to adapt the German foreign and security policy to the new geostrategic context.
Building up a more sovereign Europe is one of the three main ambitions for the French Presidency of the EU.
The UK is the first State which formally applied to join the CPTPP. Its bid was accepted in early June.
Toward a reshoring of industrial activities in Europe? A study of the Technical University of Munich (TUM München) underlines the global tendency toward a reshoring of activities in the country of origin or the nearshoring in countries lying in its vicinity which would...
The era of hyper globalization is now transforming into an age of geoeconomics, where trade and economic relations are increasingly conditioned by national security concerns. What impact will this shift have on the regional trade architecture and economic strategies in East Asia? <...>
The European Green Deal (EGD) is the single most defining policy initiative of the Von der Leyen Commission. Since its publication in December 2019, it has become the European Union’s (EU) new raison d’être.
The UK is the first State which formally applied to join the CPTPP. Its bid was accepted in early June 2021.
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the risks of an excessive dependence on one single economic partner and has prompted a rethinking of what economic security really entails.
Cyprus is set to be ‘remade’ in the coming years through €1 billion in grants from the European Recovery Plan, as we’ve reported here, but there are a few issues to be resolved along the way, according to EU policy experts and economists.
The European Union’s chief antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, has made her name tackling big corporate fish in pretty unconventional ways. A ruling on Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which came with a seven-figure fine, argued free services weren’t always good for the consumer, while...
The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.
Since the financial crisis of 2008, has the balance of power between France and Germany shifted in favor of Berlin? Does Angela Merkel alone decide on the conduct of the European Union? The answer obviously deserves to be nuanced.