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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.

Sébastien JEAN

Associate Director of Ifri's Geoeconomics and Geofinance initiative 

By: Florence FAUCHER, Colin HAY

Despite the posturing, both the United Kingdom and the European Union are trying to reach a deal. However, London’s cliffedge strategy and Brussels’ control of the agenda and progress of the negotiations could result in an “any deal is better than no deal”. 

By: Laurence NARDON, Mathilde VELLIET

One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises in 2016 was to end China’s “cheating” on trade and to reduce America's trade deficit by imposing significant tariffs on U.S. imports of Chinese products. This study draws up a first assessment of his policy - and of the "trade war" which stemmed from it....


In its judgment of 5 May 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe questioned the conditions under which the European Central Bank (ECB) had adopted a Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP), thus contradicting the position taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union...

By: Laurence NARDON, (ed.) , Sofia BOURNOU, Jean-François BUREAU, Pierre GIRARD, André LOESEKRUG-PIETRI, Éric-André MARTIN, John SEAMAN, Mathilde VELLIET, Marion WELLES

As international relations are increasingly reorganized around the US-China rivalry, the tensions between these two great powers are shaping a growing number of sectors, and the exchange of sensitive technologies in particular. This is a critical issue for European companies today. <...>

By: Sandra PARTHIE

Compared with other European countries, Germany’s management of the COVID-19 crisis has been efficient. Its health system has successfully coped with the challenge of the fight against the pandemic, the impact on employees has been mitigated thanks to allowances dedicated to furlough leave,...


At first glance, China and Turkey have many interests to cooperate. The deployment of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Turkey's colossal investment and financing needs, as well as President Erdogan's mistrust of the West, appear as many converging interests. Yet economic cooperation...

Thursday 07 July 2011
from 08:30 to 18:00 - External Events

The Economist Conferences organizes on July 7th 2011 "The Second Brazil Business Summit", an opportunity to review developments in the Brazilian market following the 2010 presidential elections.

Ifri is a supporting...

Wednesday 01 December 2010
from 07:45 to 17:15 - Conférences

Conference organized in partnership with The centre for International Governance Innovation, CIGI, Toronto, Canada.

Monday 14 December 2009 to Tuesday 15 December 2009
from Monday 14 December 2009 08:00 to Tuesday 15 December 2009 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The world economy is in upheaval and no one can escape. After more than a decade which celebrated the virtues and success of globalization, the crisis which opened in 2007 has brought much into question The world tends to become multipolar ; each region must redefine its international...

Friday 30 October 2009
from 07:45 to 09:15 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Conference organised by the IFRI and the CEPII around Jeffry A. Frieden, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University. Moderator: Jacques Mistral, Head of Economic Studies, IFRI. Discussants: Patrick Allard, Counsellor, Centre...

Tuesday 27 January 2009
from 07:45 to 09:45 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Economic Studies organises a cycle of seminars with the aim of understanding the evolution and the solutions of the financial and economic crisis. The first roundtable will be conducted by Gilles de Margerie, directeur Banque privée, Capital investissement et...

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