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The Transatlantic Relationship

Rebooting the Transatlantic Economy

Rarely has the global economy been rocked as hard as from the recent coronavirus and subsequent downturn in global economic activity. Unprecedented, extraordinary, unparalleled, Great Depression-like – the narrative is still searching for the right words to describe the global pandemic of 2020 and the historic decline in global economic activity.

In his new report Rebooting the Transatlantic Economy, Joseph P. Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network, explores the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on transatlantic trade and investment. The report outlines key trends affecting the global economy and what they mean for the resilience of the transatlantic relationship.

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A stronger transatlantic relationship

The transatlantic partnership is founded on building bridges and tearing down walls. However, the international context is shifting, with new challenges surfacing that test the prevailing liberal order. An enduring transatlantic relationship will be essential to overcome these new challenges.

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Transatlantic Economy Report 2020

The Transatlantic Economy Report 2020 presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the EU-US economic relationship. The research was conducted independently by Dan Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University.

The study includes dedicated profiles for 30+ European countries and all US states.

Just released

This year’s study also features new insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, Chinese investment in North America and Europe, the transatlantic energy economy, and US investment flows into Europe.

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Key findings

Executive summary

Reader's guide


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