As national elections loom in France and Germany in 2017 and as the effects of President Donald Trump’s presidency begin to take hold, debates over European integration, free trade, open borders, and shared fiscal responsibility are intensifying. How will the pendulum swing in two of Europe’s most important countries?
On Friday, April 21, the Brookings Global Economy and Development program and Columbia | SIPA’s Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) co-hosted a panel where experts discussed the dynamic interaction of French, German, and U.S. policy choices.
Senior Research Professor of International Economics - School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Former First Deputy Managing Director - International Monetary Fund
University Professor - Columbia University
James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance - Columbia | SIPA
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Managing China’s rise will require using our considerable trade, technological and regulatory leverage to delineate clearer red lines. That is where Merkel has been overtaken by shifts in expert and also public opinion.