Since the fall of the Derg regime in 1991, cordial relations have developed between China and Ethiopia, forming a positive political backdrop in front of which the two countries’ interests have increasingly converged.
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.
With Trump, Time to Reinvent the European Trade Policy Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 2017
The new American administration’s protectionist tendencies need to be taken seriously.
The introduction of the minimum wage in Germany: a first assessment Notes du Cerfa, No. 136, Ifri, February 2017
Germany introduced a minimum wage on January 1st, 2015 – a first in a country that had hitherto left it to the social partners to agree on salaries. This introduction came after vivid debates between those who fought against ever deeper inequalities and those who defended the nation...
New Space: The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Space Actors and Policies in Europe Notes de l'Ifri, January 2017
Like most “traditional” industries, for several years the space industry has been faced with the challenges of digital technology. So, the European space industry is dealing with new actors from digital technology, which are mainly American start-ups or Silicon Valley giants...
China and Global Economic Order: A discreet yet undeniable contestation in Chinese Perspectives, No. 2, 2016, pp. 7-14
Having long remained a passive presence within multilateral economic organisations, China recently changed its stance when the United States was faced with a major financial crisis.
Innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and competitiveness go hand in hand. This short paper looks at two areas where the EU plays a role to help drive innovation: regulation and financing.
Le monde selon Trump. Anticiper la nouvelle politique étrangère américaine Études de l'Ifri, November 2016
What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...
Le programme économique des Républicains, quelles idées pour 2016 ? Potomac Paper, No. 24, January 2016
Republican candidates in the 2016 primaries have trouble standing out on economic issues. Indeed, they all embrace the same conservative tenets, namely the reduction (at all costs) of federal power in the name of liberty ; and tax cuts for the wealthy in the name of "trickle-down...
Identifying the Middle Classes: Diversity, Specificities and Consumption Practices Under Pressure Notes de l'Ifri, December 2015
The international viewpoint on the African continent has profoundly changed in the last decade. Images advertised by the media drifted from afro-pessimism - the sad fate of Africa (wars and poverty) - to afro-optimism - a brighter future for the continent.
The financial system has become too complex to be controlled at state level.