A Trillion Dollar Partnership: The Future of the Transatlantic Economy - 5
Wisdom of the Crowd
In this fifth episode of Wisdom of the Crowd we explore the intricate trade and economic relationship between the United States and Europe. Within this trillion-dollar partnership lies a complex history of agreements, conflicts, and transformative shifts that have altered its course throughout the years. From the rise of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to its dramatic collapse, from the Trump administration’s contentious U.S.-EU trade dialogue to Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the partnership has seen its ups and downs. The central questions are: How has the past influenced today’s transatlantic trade and economic alliance, and what lies ahead?
In this episode, we delve into these questions with our guests, hearing both a U.S. and EU perspective. Our guests for this episode are Daniel Hamilton, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, and Galina Kolev-Schaefer, Senior Economist and Head of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast at the German Economic Institute. Take a listen!
Wisdom of the Crowd is produced by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Are We Europe, and Awe Studio. Sound design for this episode was done by Stefano Montali with editing by Nahal Sheikh. Research was done by Daniela Rojas Medina and Anthony Silberfeld. The podcast artwork is by Tamara Tasić, and this series is hosted by Rylie Munn.
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Rylie graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs, a minor in Political Science, and a concentration in European and Eurasian affairs. While at GW, Rylie completed a senior thesis on the topic of institutionalized secularism and the effects on Muslim communities in France, granting her special honors from the Elliott School of International Affairs.
Before joining Bertelsmann, Rylie worked at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. She has held internships in Europe and South America, and her research interests include democratic decline, disinformation, and the transatlantic relationship.