Globalization and World Economy Program

Developments such as the latest financial and debt crisis and the ascension of new global economic powers underline the importance of economic issues in international relations.

The program’s focus is on changes to international economic and financial relations in the wake of the financial crisis. The program also concentrates on international trade policy and examines the likelihood of the successful completion of the WTO’s “Doha Development Agenda.” EU trade policy and transatlantic trade relations form another emphasis of the program.

The goal of the program is to promote exchange and the formation of a network at the crossroads of economics and politics, while also making scholarly expertise available. The research mostly takes place within DGAP study groups and is made available to the public through lectures, symposia, and publications.

Current Areas of Focus

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • Governance questions of international economic and financial institutions (G7/G20, IMF)
  • European trade policy
  • The role of the WTO and the Doha Round
  • The economic impact and the international role of large emerging economies (BRIC states)
  • The transatlantic economic relationship

Please note: We do not offer internships in the Globalization and World Economy Program.



  • Global Governance in Transition

    Global Governance in Transition

    How can the G20 help overcome regional fragmentation?

    12/05/2016 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP

  • Obama’s Next Steps

    Obama’s Next Steps

    DGAP experts analyze the election, the situation in the US, and its effects on the transatlantic relationship

    07/11/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Elections

  • “We need a larger firewall”

    “We need a larger firewall”

    Christine Lagarde visits the DGAP to call for stronger growth, more integration, and increases to the euro bailout fund

    23/01/2012 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | IMF

dgap in the media