Think tanks are busy churning out content and context on EU and US green tech industrial policies.
Author: Maia Wilson
THINK TANK: Gender, investment, and digital fragmentation risks
Think tankers have been busy, with gender, investment and digital overarching themes. A selection of the latest work by international trade policy think tanks by Maia Wilson, with some input from Iana Dreyer.
THINK TANK: Multilateralism worth saving
The WTO says multilateralism has helped keep the food price crisis in check after the war in Ukraine. And the think tank Bruegel chimes in with its own report on how the EU should respond to US green subsidies.
THINK TANK: Responding to the United States’ green tech subsidies
This week’s think tank reports focus on how the EU should respond to the United States race to subsidise clean and green tech in a way that is seen as disadvantaging European industry.
THINK TANK: Creating room for environmental policies in trade policy
Two papers stand out in the European think tank universe, focusing on trade policy and the environment. Bruegel: A call for WTO subsidy rule reforms to cater for green policies In a new policy brief, David Kleimann, now at the leading economic think tank Bruegel, makes the case for better …
THINK TANK: Chinese green tech takes on Europe, friend-shoring perils, APEC
Here’s an overview of some interesting think tank reports on trade policy issues released over the last week.
THINK TANK: The weaponisation of trade
Foreign policy think tanks, usually absent from the trade policy conversations, are now busy working with trade. Weaponisation of trade, export controls, and European tech sovereignty are the themes addressed by two Berlin-based think tanks in recent days: the European Council on Foreign Relations and the German Council on Foreign …
THINK TANK: Trade policy’s paradigm shift sidelines WTO
War, a pandemic and the impending climate crisis have greatly impacted the global trade regime. ‘Multipurpose trade policy’ is the new game in town and the tight grip that international trade law once had over the international trading order is loosening. This paradigm shift is not without its challenges. These …
THINK TANK: US protectionism – breeding the next crises?
International think tanks have kick-started the year 2023 with a severe critique of the Biden administration’s trade policy.
THINK TANK: Has the war in Ukraine damaged global trade?
This is a first in a series of columns highlighting the work of think tanks on international trade policy. The war in Ukraine with its concomitant surge in energy prices and sanctions enacted against Russia might be seen as having significantly disrupted global trade and meaningfully affected commodities prices. In …